About Yoder Bontrager Insurance Agency
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About Us

Meet Our Team

Our team of friendly agents is here to help you with all your insurance needs


Commercial property and casualty agent

Paul Bontrager

Principal Agent

Commercial insurance lines and office management

Wanda Ressler

Office Manager and Commercial Lines
Emily Manchester

Personal Lines: Auto, Home, Umbrella, Commercial bonds.

Emily Manchester

Personal Lines Agent
Insurance Agent Chris Minick

Personal lines property and casualty agent

Chris Minick

Personal Lines Agent
Jeanne Bontrager

Jeanne Bontrager

Customer Service
Linda Troyer

Linda Troyer


Doing Business Since


Insurance Providers


Number Of Employees


Happy Clients (approx)

Our History

1957: In The Beginning

Yoder-Bontrager Insurance was started by Alvin Yoder in 1957. Before he started writing insurance policies, Alvin owned a bookstore and paint depot with several of his brothers. A committed Mennonite, he founded the agency on the belief that insurance and financial services can be integrated with faith and stewardship. That same spirit continues to animate Yoder-Bontrager Insurance to this day.

Yoder Insurance In The Beginning

1972: Became Erie Agent

In 1978 Yoder-Bontrager insurance became the 4th insurance agency in Ohio to sign up with Erie Insurance. Erie Insurance is known for excellence and continues to be a major insurer in the Eastern United States and Great Lakes Region.

1989: MMA/Everence Partnership

Yoder-Bontrager Insurance has a longstanding relationship with Everence (formerly Mennonite Mutual Aid and Mennonite Financials). Everence is a Christian based organization that focuses on integrating finances with faith through banking, insurance, and asset management.

Our Values

Commitment to the Community

Agents at Yoder-Bontrager Insurance are lifelong members of the Hartville community and surrounding area. We are committed to forging strong relationships with our local community and are on a first name basis with most of our clients. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you.

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Service Oriented

We believe strongly in service. Everything we do, from your initial policy assessment to being available when you need us, is geared towards providing our customers with the highest level of attentive, personal service. Yes, there is a person who answers the phone when you call! If you think that having an insurance agency that actually cares enough to listen and understand their customers is a good thing, then Yoder-Bontrager Insurance is the agency for you.

Faith Based

While we don’t wear our faith on our sleeve, we also don’t shy away from our deep dedication to social responsibility and helping others. We have a long history of working with churches and non-traditional ministries to protect their communities and safeguard what they’ve built.