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Our Team
Ted Romer, Partner
Phone: 419-375-5463
Texting Line: 419-375-4041

I have been in the insurance business since 1992 and primarily focus on individual life and health and Senior health care plans along with all of the property and casualty lines. I am currently the President of Fort Recovery Insurance. Please feel free to give me a call to discuss your insurance policy.

Kelly Meiring-Walter, Partner
Phone: 419-375-5464
Texting Line: 419-375-4041

I am a 1999 graduate of FRHS and 2003 graduate of Capital University. My degrees are in Public Relations and Communications, and I have minors in Music and Journalism. I live in Fort Recovery with my son Leo and my dachshund named Winnie. I plan to continue the service to our clients that my father Bob Meiring has built. I am very excited for this endeavor serving our clients.

Amanda Hein-Siegrist, Partner
Phone: 419-375-5467
Texting Line: 419-375-4041

As a third generation agent, I enjoy carrying out the tradition that my father, Chuck, and grandfather, Charlie, have established over the past 60+ years. The tradition of helping others and sharing our passion for insurance drives me to help clients every day! I would love to meet you, help you and share my passion for insurance!

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Eric Brackman, Agent
Phone: 419-375-5468
Texting Line: 419-375-4041

I joined Fort Recovery Insurance Agency in January of 2023 as an agent.  I grew up outside of Fort Recovery on my family's livestock and grain farm. I graduated from Fort Recovery High School and Wright State University. I look forward to working with you and assisting in your insurance needs. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time. 

Zach Thompson, Agent
Phone: 419-375- 5466
Texting Line: 419-375-4041

After Graduating from Southern Wells High School, I spent a decade serving in the US Army and was fortunate enough to be a part of the 101st Airborne Division. The leadership skills as well as knowledge I gained from my time in service are priceless, and tools that I still bring to the job today. Using those tools, I received both my Property and Casualty license as well as my Life and Health insurance licenses. When I’m not helping clients gear up for the triumphs and tribulations that Life throws at us all, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I look forward to meeting all the great people Fort Recovery and the surrounding communities have to offer. Let’s work together to make sure you have the right tools and proper protection for your needs. You don’t have to get ready if you stay ready, so reach out to me and let’s make sure you’re ready for whatever comes your way.  

Renee Staugler, CSR
Office Manager
Phone: 419-375-5462
Texting Line: 419-375-4041

I joined the Fort Recovery Insurance Agency team in the fall of 2017. I obtained my insurance license in the fall of 2018. If you have any questions concerning your policy, please give me a call. I would be happy to help assist you. 

Emily Dues, CSR
Phone: 419-375-5465
Texting Line: 419-375-4041

I am a 2013 graduate of Fort Recovery High School, and a graduate of Ohio State Beauty Academy. I got married to my husband Cory in October of 2020 and was blessed with our beautiful daughter Georgia Lynn in July of 2021. I joined the Fort Recovery Insurance Agency team in September of 2021. Please give me a call if you have any questions concerning your policy, I will be more than happy to assist you.

Katie Fortkamp, CSR
Phone: 419-375-5466

I have been a licensed customer service

representative since 2012. I truly enjoy

working with our team here at Fort Recovery Insurance Agency. I look forward to meeting and working with each you. Feel free to call with any questions.

Deb Wellman, Admin Asst
Phone: 419-375-5461

I have been employed part-time as an administrative assistant at Fort Recovery Insurance Agency since 2012. Feel free to call me with any questions concerning your policies. Your agent or I would be happy to help.

Julie Schmitz, Admin Asst
Phone: 419-375-5460

My name is Julie Schmitz and my husband is Greg Schmitz. We live in Fort Recovery, Ohio with our 4 children, Emma, Ethan, Kelsie and Chole. Since working at Fort Recovery Insurance as an administrative assistant, I have experienced a workplace family that has prayed, shared stories, laughed and offered support to one another. I maybe the first individual welcoming you when you call or walk into Fort Recovery Insurance. My hope is to try to live up to a quote I read by Mother Teresa (Saint Teresa of Calcutta) “…Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in our smile…” I look forward to meeting you as you come in the office or speaking with you over the phone! 

Megan Metzger, Admin Asst
Phone: 419-375-5461
Our History

The Fort Recovery Insurance Agency, as it stands today, is actually a combination of 2 separate agencies with roots back to the 1940’s when Henry Rabe and Guy Chamberlain each owned and operated insurance agencies in the area. 


Henry Rabe started his insurance agency in 1945 in Macedon, Ohio where he ran a general store and insurance office.  Shortly after, Henry moved his store to Fort Recovery and dropped the general merchandise portion of the business.  By this time, Herbert Franke had joined Henry as a partner and they worked out of Rabe’s home on N. Main Street, behind our current office.


By 1959, Herb Franke had bought out Henry Rabe’s interest in the agency and partnered with the Mercer County Savings and Loan to construct a new building on N. Wayne St.  The Franke Agency occupied the south half of this building up until 2000 when it was acquired by Muhlenkamp and Associates CPA.  The Savings and Loan, which was eventually purchased by Mercer Savings Bank, still occupies the north half of this building. 


In 1969 Herb Franke’s son, Steve, joined the agency and would remain there until his retirement in 2013 after 44 years of service.  During this time, Bob Meiring joined the agency as a producer in 1976 and become a partner with Steve Franke in 1986 changing the name of the business to the Franke-Meiring Agency.  Ted Romer eventually joined them as a producer in 1992.

By 1950 Guy Chamberlain’s son, Dick, and Clark Kolp had joined his agency.  Then, in 1951 Charlie Hein and E. Ray Marsh purchased the Chamberlain-Kolp Insurance Agency and renamed it the Hein-Marsh Agency.  Mr. Marsh subsequently sold his interest in the agency to Carl Hagle and in 1960 Charlie Hein purchased Mr. Hagle's interest and the business was named Hein Insurance Agency.  John Muhlenkamp joined the agency in 1966 and Chuck Hein in 1974. The agency was eventually sold to John and Chuck in 1984 when Charlie retired.

Fort Recovery Insurance Agency then came into existence in 2000 when the Franke-Meiring Agency and Hein Agency merged and relocated to our current location in the former VonderHarr Market building. Original partners of the Fort Recovery Insurance Agency were Steve Franke, Bob Meiring, Chuck Hein, and John Muhlenkamp. Eventually Ted Romer purchased John Muhlenkamp’s interest in 2007 when he retired after 41 years.  Connor Rammel and Kelly Meiring Walter then acquired ownership interest when Bob Meiring retired at the end of 2018 after 42 years of service.  


Whether you have only recently become a valued client of our agency or have been with us for multiple generations, we appreciate your loyalty and confidence and are happy to have you share a part of our past, present and future with us.

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