The Nation's First ISO Registered Independent Insurance Agency • 200 Market Ave. N, Suite 100 Canton 9200 South Hills Blvd., Suite 145 Broadview Heights 330.453.7721

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Integrity  •  Independence  •  Advancement  •  Commitment

Our clients tell us they want reliable results along with a relationship that is transparent, flexible and cost effective. We deliver.


We are insurance and risk management professionals who saw a better way. We get to know our clients and their risks, design a service plan to address a changing risk environment throughout the year – not simply at renewal, and match our clients with top-rated insurance companies to support our client’s strategies. At Schauer Group our product is our service.


It starts with authenticity and dependability – in the people we hire, our processes, and our insurance company partners. That builds with advanced industry education, insurance company training, and culminates with reputation, market access, commitment and 24/7 accessibility to our clients.


Schauer Group offers a client-first attitude with a long-term reputation of doing business the right way. We are independent, stable, not for sale and ready for the next 100 years.

Our Values

We’re committed to delivering excellent service as we develop innovative approaches to risk management to protect our clients’ assets. Every decision we make is centered on doing what’s right for our clients, because we only succeed when they do.

We’re committed to developing the highest quality talent and empowering them to deliver excellent service. We continually invest in creating an environment where energetic associates can excel—with competitive benefits and compensation, personal and professional development opportunities, and a vibrant culture that promotes communication, collaboration, innovation and service.

We’re committed to strengthening the communities where we live and work. Over nearly 100 years of community involvement, we have become invested in the region. Our associates serve, volunteer and invest in a variety of regional boards, not-for-profits and economic development organizations.


Achieve growth through superior client service by attracting and retaining the highest quality people.



Empower our people to deliver excellence.


Alfred T. Schauer founded Schauer & Reed Insurance Agency in 1919, providing personal, business and life insurance in Canton, Ohio. Alfred built a successful business and was never hindered by his blindness. In fact, he thought of it as an asset, saying it allowed him to see with his intuition. After his untimely death in 1945, his wife, Marie A. Schauer, managed the business while her only son, Tom, attended college.


After earning his insurance degree from The Ohio State University, Thomas A. Schauer began his career at Schauer Group in 1950. In 1953, Thomas bought the business from his mother and quickly expanded the two-person agency into one of the largest agencies in Canton.  He knew that to be successful, he would have to be savvier and more knowledgeable than the competition.  Thomas also believed that the formula for success and longevity was integrity and commitment to clients and the community.


Tom’s sons, David and Bill, have grown Schauer Group into one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Ohio.  Throughout, they have remained true to the core values of advancement, integrity, independence and community commitment. With a new team of young professionals, including the fourth generation of the Schauer family, David and Bill continue to build on long-held principles and lead this nearly 100-year-old company forward.

The Educated Choice

At Schauer Group, we believe that education is the foundation for success. For us to provide the insight that our clients demand, we must maintain a deeper understanding of insurance and risk management than our competitors.


This respect for advanced industry education started with Thomas Schauer and carries through our corporate culture today. The base level of education we require sets us apart from our competitors and supports our culture of client retention. All of our associates are required to obtain advanced education in business and/or insurance.


All of our client advisors are required to obtain their CPCU for property and casualty and RHU for employee benefits as a minimum standard. Both CPCU and RHU are known in the insurance industry as the top-of-the-line in insurance education. Our client support team is required to obtain a CISR (certified insurance services representative) designation.


Many of our associates seek additional education levels and designations including MBAs, associate in risk management, Chartered Life Underwriter, Certified Insurance Counselor, associate in surety and fidelity bonding, and others.

The Nation's First ISO Registered Independent Insurance Agency


ISO 9000 is one of the most widely recognized quality standards in the world. It is a quality management standard that presents guidelines to increase business efficiency and customer satisfaction. The goal is to increase productivity, reduce unnecessary costs, and ensure quality of processes.


One important aspect of ISO 9000 is its process-oriented approach. Instead of looking at a company’s departments and individual processes, ISO 9000 requires that a company look at “the big picture.” ISO 9000 makes the customer its focus.