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Humphrey Insurance Agency provides insurance you can trust and the service you deserve.

85+ years of insuring Ashtabula, OH, and beyond.

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Humphrey Insurance Agency has been around since 1935, playing an integral role in protecting the valuables and livelihoods of people in our local Ashtabula, OH, community. Known for our personalized service and for operating out of the historic Humphrey Building, we are proud to help you in your insurance journey.

85+ Years

in business


experienced professionals


convenient office

An agency you know and trust.

Humphrey Insurance Agency was established in 1935 by Ralph L. Humphrey and later operated by his son, Ralph L. Humphrey. We’ve been an integral part in our community, with our office being located in the historic Humphrey Building. Where we come from is improtant to us, and we go back to our roots in terms of the personalized service and quality insurance we’re known for.

Here when you need us.

When you work with Humphrey Insurance Agency, you’ll have our team of experienced insurance professionals by your side. And because we’re local, you’ll always deal with someone you know and get a warm welcome anytime you call or stop by. Our new owner, Tony Cusati, brings his years of insurance experience to the rest of our team to continue bringing you the coverage and service you’ve come to know and trust.

Our Mission Statement

At Humphrey Insurance Agency, our mission is to carry on the traditions of personable service and quality insurance that go back to the roots of our agency. You can count on us to guide you throughout your insurance journey.

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The Humphrey Building

Humphrey Insurance Agency, we are proud to have been a part of the life of this amazing, historic building in Ashtabula, OH.

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Fun Facts

The Humphrey Building was built in 1916 by Roger W. Griswold for $350,000. His father was elected as the first mayor of Ashtabula in 1831, elected as a representative to the legislature, and was associated with the Underground Railroad movement; his grandfather was governor of Connecticut.

Roger W. Griswold was the renowned “Mushroom King” for his mushroom farming that shipped from the East Coast to the West Coast, in addition to being a successful businessman in farming other produce.

Roger’s grandson, Bobby Downes, had a half brother (Barry) who worked as a director of Musicradio and went into television as a writer/director for stars such as Bob Hope, Paul Newman, Frank Sinatra, and Fred Astaire.

Roger had one daughter, Viola, a radio actress in New York City who met radio producer/director Edward Downes (who directed shows with stars such as Kate Smith and Orson Welles).

History of Our Building

  • The Humphrey Building was purchased on July 6, 1966 by Humphrey Insurance Agency from Roger’s estate.
  • The recreation room in the basement had a pool table, which started the rumor of a swimming pool in the basement.
  • There are 3 bathrooms, 2 half baths and 4 bedrooms.
  • Hidden stairways enabled house staff to travel around the house without entering the Griswold family’s living space.
  • The wood paneling and trim on the first floor is made of English brown oak, the second floor trim is black walnut, and the third floor trim is maple.
  • The current parking lot was a rose garden with a driveway next to the building.
  • The chauffeur lived over the garage, which had an oil pit to permit working on the cars.

The Advantage of an Independent Agency Working for You

What makes our independent agency different?

  • Personalized insurance solutions.
  • Friendly, knowledgeable service.
  • Building trusted relationships.
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Get the power of choice when it comes to finding the right insurance for your situation. We offer a wide variety of policies and price points to choose from.


Rely on us to simplify the insurance process, from advising you on your risks and solutions, to advocating on your behalf to the insurance company.


Count on us to be there for you every step of the way with personable and professional service so you always have the right coverage for your insurance needs.

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