The Kesner Team

Kesner Insurance group photo with all employees

Established by John Kesner in the 1960s, Kesner Insurance is now a third-generation business. And we still uphold the same family values and integrity we've had since the beginning.

Now run by Jerry Kesner and Carol Rockey, Kesner remains at the same Lima address where they started, though they built a new building in 2006. The company has grown too, expanding from just John and Jerry to the current staff of thirteen. John's grandson Mark helps manage the business and is the next owner in waiting.

In 2010, we added workplace employee benefits, further evidence of our commitment to the men and women who are a valued part of Kesner Insurance.

Our Team


Jerry Kesner

Carol Rockey

Julie Kesner

Mark Kesner

Stacee Kalla

Matt Lyons

Debbie Pitson

Shirley Purdy

Matt Snavely

Kaila Williams

Roberta Wobler

Cindy Wright

Ed Elmquist

Primary Objectives

  • To be honest and fair in all our dealings.
  • To be interested in our community, our customers, and share their challenges.
  • To treat the client's needs as if they were our own.

A Full-Service Agency

Personal Insurance: Home, Auto, Umbrella, Liability, Boat, Life, Health, Dental, Disability, Medicare Supp, Long Term Care, Nursing Home Coverage.
Business Insurance: Commercial Property, Commercial Liability, Workman's Comp, Business Auto, Commercial Excess Liability, Bonding, Comprehensive Business Packages, Worksite Products, Group Health/Life/Dental/Vision/Disability.
Financial Planning: Whole Life, Term Life, Universal Life, IRA, SEPS, Retirement Plans, Profit Sharing Plans, Mutual Funds, Tax Deferred Annuities, Tax Free Investments.

As an independent agency, we do not work for an insurance company, we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment.

We represent a carefully selected group of financially sound, reputable insurance companies, and we place your policy with the company offering the best coverage at a competitive price.

Partial List of Companies

  • Grange Insurance
  • Erie Insurance
  • Pekin Insurance
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Encompass Insurance
  • AAA
  • Progressive Insurance Co.
  • Foremost Insurance Co.
  • Anthem
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • American Community Ins. Co.
  • Guardian
  • Pacific Life
  • The Hartford
  • Protective Insurance
  • Allstate
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Lincoln Heritage