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Kahrl & Co. Insurance
Submitted by Josh Kirby
Tell us a bit about the company’s background:
Kahrl & Company has been serving the fine folks of Knox County since 1907. Our goal today remains the same as it was more than 100 years ago: provide outstanding customer service while equipping our customers with peace of mind throughout life’s changes. Our offices are located in downtown Mount Vernon, but we serve all of Knox County, and Ohio. The agency was started by the Mr. Kahrl and then his son Allen Kahrl took over. After Allen, Ron Godfrey was the president. Ron, as well as Bud Ott, Sam Laudeman, and Rick Shaw grew Kahrl & Co. into Knox County’s best Insurance agency. The back bone of any insurance agency is the staff. We have been blessed to have many on staff for several years. Jackie Hannah has worked at Kahrl & Co.for almost 30 years and Loretta Carter has been working here for almost 20 years.
What are some services you provide?
We provide insurance in the following areas: home, auto, commercial, agricultural, life, health, annuities and retirement.
What sets your business apart?
We are committed to providing peace of mind throughout life’s changes. Whether you are a single person just starting out, a young family, a retired couple, or a business, we can customize your insurance to meet your needs. We are a local downtown business, not a call center. When you have a claim, you don’t have to deal with someone out of state or a call center; you can come and sit down face-to-face and have your needs taken care of.
What’s new at Kahrl & Co.?
We recently (July 2012) purchased the building and had a complete remodel. The building had not had many improvements done to it in many years. We couldn’t be happier with the way things turned out. STOP BY AND SEE OUR NEW DIGS!
What might surprise people to know about Kahrl & Co.?
People may be surprised to know that I (Josh Kirby) am not from Knox County. I grew up in New Hampshire, went to school in Florida and CHOOSE to live in Knox County. This is a tremendous place to raise a family! We couldn’t have chosen a better place to raise our three kids.
Why is it important for you to be part of HCA?
I want to be a participant in the direction of the downtown area. So many downtowns are dead and rundown. In the 10+ years that we have lived in Mount Vernon, the downtown has seen many changes. It’s exciting to see what projects are scheduled and what has been done recently, including our own building. I want to make the downtown area a place that people WANT to do business.