Crawford Insurance Agency (CIA) was established in 1975 by our late founder, Dwight E. Crawford. Dwight graduated from The Ohio State University, where he earned degrees in Insurance and Risk Management, Finance and Real Estate. After graduating, he moved back to Canton and started the agency.
The CIA has excelled at serving the insurance needs of Ohioans for over 44 years. Since opening for business, the agency has earned many industry awards for superior service and professionalism. As an independent agency, we represent several front line insurance carriers.
All staff members at the Crawford Insurance Agency are highly trained individuals who are required to maintain an Ohio Insurance License. Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Life Insurance or Business Insurance – The CIA has the products and knowledge needed to provide excellent protection at a very affordable cost.
An Independent Advantage
We are Independent Agents in Canton, 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. Crawford 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.