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About Us

Newland-Heydinger Insurance BuildingNewland Insurance was founded in 1984 by Thomas Newland. They merged with Heydinger Insurance Group in October of 2014 to operate as Newland-Heydinger Insurance Agency in Kenton after 6 years of growth and the announcing of US bank leaving Kenton, the Heydinger’s thought it would be a good time to move the growing business into the bank building at 111 East Columbus Street in Kenton. Chad & Tasha Heydinger and the staff our proud to be representing the best insurance companies and able to serve the best communities in Ohio.

At Newland-Heydinger Insurance you’ll find a friendly environment with knowledgeable professionals. Principal agent, Tom Newland, has over 35 years of insurance experience, which allows him to better serve you. “I enjoy sharing the knowledge my experience has brought me with my colleagues and customers,” Tom says. “The 70 years of combined experience of my fellow agents in the agency gives our customers secure confidence about their coverages. We always offer service that can’t be beat.”

Tasha Heydinger, Chad Heydinger, Ralph Smucker, and Lisa Smucker standing next to Smicker Insurance Agency sign

Smucker Insurance Agency

Orrin Smucker from Orrville, Ohio moved to Plain City in 1946 and in the 1950’s Orrin opened an office in his home representing Mennonite Mutual Aid. Soon, he added additional insurance companies, and founded Smucker Insurance Agency in 1958. Orrin’s son Ralph Smucker joined the business in 1980 and honored the values of the family insurance business. In 2022 Ralph and wife Lisa Smucker decided to merge with Chad & Tasha Heydinger with Heydinger Insurance Group who are very honored to be a part of Smucker Insurance and the growth of Plain City.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in Kenton, Ohio, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. 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 and service. Newland-Heydinger Insurance represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies. Therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price. What is an Independent Insurance Agent? When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn't purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn't have a choice! The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family's financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, you wouldn't have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company. With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision. An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible. When you buy insurance, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, because it's up to you to make the final choice.

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