Insurance Services of Zelienople Expands Office
ZELIENOPLE — Steve Schultz had a pretty good idea that he needed to move his business.
“We had four guys sharing two offices, and meetings were held in the hallway,” said Schultz, 58, of Insurance Services of Zelienople. “We were on top of each other in there.”
After 22 years in the Zelienople Professional Park, Schultz made the decision to move across the street to the former Wesbanco building at 527 S. Main St.
“Obviously we have a lot more space,” Schultz said. “More importantly, we are on one floor now, which should help our Medicare clients who may have struggled with the stairs at our old location.”
Schultz founded Insurance Services of Zelienople in 1980, as a spinoff of Greensburg-based Insurance Services. The agency assists customers with life, health and annuity products.
In 2010, Schultz and his partner, Larry Mikolajcik, brought his agencies into the home, auto and business insurance market in the form of Mikolajcik-Schultz and Associates. As an independent brokers, his agents are licensed to represent numerous different companies and products.
“Most of our clients are located in Zelienople, southwest Butler County, and the surrounding area,” Schultz said. “Most of our employees and agents live in town as well. We never wanted to move too far.”
Schultz remains active in the community, as a member of the Zelienople Rotary and the Zelienople Revitalization committee.
“I have been in Zelienople for over 30 years. Zelienople has been good to me, my family and my business.” Schultz said.
He noted that two of his daughters and his son-in-law are now involved in the business, as well as the sons of an agent and close friend who has been with him from the beginning.
In Greensburg, a similar transition is taking place, where Mikolajcik is having his son take the reins.
“It is humbling to see your kids so enthusiastic and involved in something you built,” Schultz said.