The Merhar Agency LLC

Our history

Established in 1955, The Merhar Agency has proudly served its members and community, for over 50 years and through 3 generations! The Merhar Agency, is recognized as one of Nationwide's few Heritage Agencies, so if you're looking for expert insurance consultation and policies that are tailored of your individual needs, contact us today for a free insurance consultation at 440-946-2040. Devoted Experts: Lou Merhar- 1955 to 1977 Jerry Merhar- 1975 to current Mike and Max Merhar- 2002 to current Lou Merhar started the agency in 1955. For the next 30 yrs. Lou grew the agency through hard work and community involvement. Along with his work in the agency and the community, Lou was also a compassionate father of two sons. Growing up Jerry and Jim were taught the importance of hard work and what it means to be apart of a community. After graduating from college both sons managed to find their way back into careers with Nationwide Insurance. Jerry ran the agency from 1977 to March 2013, Jerry remains an active within The Merhar Agency as well as the community. He is an active member of the Willoughby Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs. Through his hard work Jerry has become respected within the community and was honored by the Willoughby Area Chamber of Commerce as "Distinguished Citizen" in 1993. Along the way he has achieved many milestones within Nationwide, including; 7 Presidents Conference awards, 34 Conference of Champion awards, Agency of the Year in his district along with many others. As of March 2013, Jerry's two sons Mike and Max have began a 3rd generation of The Merhar Agency. Mike and Max, both Kent State graduates and life long residents of Willoughby are now working together to maintain their families commitment to the community and the members they serve at the agency. They grew up in the agency, learning from their father's example just as he had done many years ago.

Why us

The Merhar Agency has been serving North East Ohio as a full service insurance agency for over 50 yrs. We understand that insurance is not a "one size fits all" service, so we customize our coverage to meet the individual needs of our members. This approach to business has earned The Merhar Agency a trusted reputation as being "On Your Side" when you need it most.

Our locations

  • Max Merhar
  • 30184 Euclid Ave
  • Wickliffe, OH 44092
  • (440) 585-4404
  • Mike Merhar
  • 4077 Clark Ave
  • Willoughby, OH 44094
  • (440) 946-2040
  • Bryan J Noda
  • 35401 Euclid Ave
  • Ste 212
  • Willoughby, OH 44094
  • (440) 953-1441
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