Our agency was founded in 1927 by R.C. Yost, a gentle caring man who believed in providing customers quality insurance with a personal touch. When the business began, it also provided real estate and accounting services. From its inception, Yost founded the agency on values such as integrity and professionalism. Years later, his son (Homer) would follow in his father's footsteps and join the family business. Homer was known for his kind, fun-loving spirit. He regularly brought his faithful canine companion, Punkin, to work with him. In 1963, Homer took over the agency after his father's passing. At this time, the agency name evolved from the R.C. Yost Agency to The Homer Yost Agency. Even though the name changed, the philosophy of excellence in customer care never wavered. Those same foundational values were continued under the leadership of Homer’s daughter, Anne Wolf, until her retirement in December of 2022. From the carriers we represent, to our knowledgeable staff, our goal is always to maintain these core values.  We are proud to have earned the trust of our clients, many who have remained with us across generations.

In 2010, Homer Yost joined the Brooker Family of Businesses which is headquartered in Strongsville, Ohio. The company is currently under its third-generation of leadership in the Brooker family, led by the founder's grandson, Malcolm D. Brooker, Jr.
Brooker has allowed Homer Yost to continue to grow and offer our clients additional services such as employee benefits, commercial transportation coverage, and full-service mortgages. As we build on the past, and look ahead toward our century mark in 2027, we will continue the legacy of providing dependable insurance service with a personal touch.  

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Why Choose Independent

Being an independent agency means we have more options with less effort required from you. Shopping around for the most competitive price and complete coverage means our insurance companies compete for your business. Instead of presenting you with one cookie cutter policy that may not fit, we show you the pricing and coverage options for multiple insurance companies. This gives you more power in the buying process and more confidence that we are not just giving you a sales pitch of a single option. This not only makes sense today when you are comparing quotes, but in the future as well when you may want to shop again. As an independent agency, we can shop your policy anytime and if it ever makes sense to change insurance companies, you get to keep the same service team who’s been helping you for years. When it comes to insurance, independent agencies are the best way to go for personalized service, exceptional knowledge and competitive rates. Contact us today to let us show you the difference we can make as your independent agent and advisor.