The Nation's First ISO Registered Independent Insurance Agency


About Us

Schauer Group clients want reliable results, through a relationship that is transparent, flexible and cost effective. We deliver.

Schauer is an innovative risk managementinsurance and human capital services firm dedicated to offering you honest, principled guidance. We seek to become a true extension of your team, create a customized risk profile, develop expert recommendations for insurance and employee benefits, and can even design a suite of talent acquisition and retention tools for you.

And we’ve been doing it for 100 years.

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 has offered 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.


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


Empower our people to deliver excellence.



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 A. Schauer and carries through our corporate culture today. The base level of education we require sets us apart from our competitors and supports our concentration on client retention. The majority of our associates obtain advanced education in business and/or insurance.

Today, our client advisors are required to obtain their Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) for property and casualty and Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) for employee benefits as a minimum standard. Both CPCU and RHU are known in the insurance industry as the preeminent designations 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.


Schauer Group 4th Generation Executive Leadership
Alfred T. Schauer founded Schauer & Reed Insurance Agency in 1919.

Alfred built a successful business and was never hindered by his blindness. 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 and 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.

Today, a new team of young professionals, led by the fourth generation of the Schauer family, continues to build on long-held principles and lead this 100-year-old company forward.

The Nation's First ISO Registered Independent Insurance Agency

ISO 9001 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 9001 is its process-oriented approach. Instead of looking at a company’s departments and individual processes, ISO 9001 requires that a company look at “the big picture.” ISO 9001 makes the customer its focus.

ISO 9001:2015 Certified