Our History

The phrase "multi-generational" accurately describes Brandewie Insurance, then Beth Weber Agency. With the help of his wife Dorothy, & his father-in-law Jacob Kramer, Lester J. Brandewie began his agency in 1953 when he became a Nationwide Insurance agent after earning an Agricultural-Economics degree from OSU. 1102 Sunset Drive, Celina was the agency's original location in Lester and Dorothy's home. The agency had outgrown its home office location and was relocated to its current 315 West Logan Street, Celina location in 1961. More-than-Administrative-Assistant/Office-Manager Oneta (Dicke) Lyda joined us in 1963 and greatly contributed to its success. During this and the next decade (in which Lester earned Nationwide's highest achievement award, President's Club, 12 times), Lester was elected to become a Mercer Co. Commissioner 1969-1973, as well as continuing his education and achieving the CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) designation in 1976. The office was computerized in 1980. Beth Brandewie Weber, daughter of Lester and Dorothy, joined the agency in 1990 after graduating from the Univ. of Dayton College of Arts & Sciences. After Lester retired in 1993, Beth and Oneta worked side-by-side many years until Oneta retired in 2011. Licensed and hired in April 2012, the newest addition to our insurance family was Ashley Borgerding who left at 2014's year-end. Memberships incl. Aug-Merc Visitor's Bureau, Celina-Mercer Co. Chamber, Mercer Co.Farm Bureau & University Women's Club. Area Fire Dept. & law enforcement gifts are given in gratitude, in addition to Big Bros/Big Sis, Celina Combined Services Appeal, Sally Giesige Coate Benefit for the Cancer Ass'n of Mercer Co., Coldwater Library, Durbin Bean Bake, Ft. Recovery Historical Museum, I.C. Festival, Marion Local Athletic & Band Boosters including Contest & Yearbook, Mendon's Festival of Trees, Mercer Co. Historical Society, Montezuma Boat Ramp/West Bank Walkway, Philothea Country Club & Sound Waves. We Welcome All!

Why Us

Our agency is dedicated to providing "On Your Side" service, which includes insurance in everyday language (using non-insurance jargon), the presence of a licensed insurance agent to field market placement challenges and questions that arise. In addition to priding ourselves in giving outstanding service, our agency is a multi-generational one with 26 years of combined agent experience. We go the extra mile to answer questions, address concerns, and be there for you on your "worst day".

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Wed: 9:00 - 5:00
  • Mon: 9:00 - 5:00 Evening By Appt.
  • Tues: 9:00 - 5:00 Evening By Appt.
  • Wed: 9:00 - 5:00 Evening By Appt.
  • Thur: 9:00 - 12:00 Evening By Appt.
  • Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 Evening By Appt.
  • Sat: By Appt.
  • Sun: Closed

* We are located 1 block West of Kentucky Fried Chicken, next to The Peoples Bank in Celina Ohio 45822

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