(December 22, 2021) – ADVANCED INSURANCE GROUP. The owners of four local insurance agencies have announced a definitive merger agreement, which will greatly enhance their product and service offerings to customers in the Van Wert, Delphos and surrounding communities. The four companies involved in the merger are: Purmort Brothers Insurance Agency in Van Wert, Rhoades Insurance Agency in Van Wert, Schmit-Massa Insurance Agency in Delphos, and Jerry Gilden’s NationwideInsurance Agency in Delphos and Van Wert.


Purmort Brothers, Rhoades, Schmit-Massa and Jerry Gilden’s Nationwide Insurance Agencies have worked long and hard to create professional businesses that provide outstanding services to our community. These four companies, along with Aaron Anspach and Adam Anspach who also have a longstanding experience in the insurance industry, will now be operating as ADVANCED INSURANCE GROUP. The merger and name change will go into effect immediately.

Aaron and Adam Anspach bring to Advanced Insurance Group a combined 35 years’ experience in the insurance industry – with a background in personal and farm lines, commercial underwriting, claims and marketing. Aaron and Adam will be working hand-in-hand with the owners of Purmort Brothers, Rhoades, Schmit-Massa and Jerry Gilden’s Nationwide Insurance Agencies to ensure a smooth transition to the new brand under Advanced Insurance Group. Under this new partnership, customers can expect to work with the same knowledgeable and friendly staff they have come to know and trust throughout the years – with the addition of new employees and leadership to continue to grow stronger together.

Adam Anspach states-,

“We are excited to have all of the staff remaining in place and also to be working towards offering expanded product lines to better serve our local community. “

Aaron Anspach adds-

With the revitalization of both Van Wert and Delphos currently underway, we are excited to be investing in our local communities.” 

Customers under the Advanced Insurance Group brand will benefit through:

  • Additional carriers and access to more markets to serve customers’ needs.
  • More capabilities, combined experience and resources to give residential and business customers the best coverage.
  • Having local agents who support customers and have a greater understanding of their personal and business needs in the rural community.
  • Two convenient locations and a deep commitment to the communities in which Advanced Insurance Group will reside – Delphos and Van Wert.

FOUR GREAT COMPANIES. ONE STRONG FUTURE. Advanced Insurance Group will have 2 permanent locations: Van Wert and Delphos. The Van Wert location will be moving to the Purmort Brothers location at 101 W. Crawford Street, and the Delphos