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In 1968, Theodore C. Parker founded Erie Insurance Agency under the moniker Ted C. Parker Insurance. By the early nineties the company started to expand allowing Ted to acquire several small insurance firms, such as the Bill Peiffer, Mike Bluey, and Mary Grace Kreger Insurance agencies.

In 1992, Ted formed a partnership with the current principal agent Pete Zaphiris, and re-branded as Parker Insurance Management Partnership. Then in 1995, the partnership adopted a new fictitious name, Great Lakes Insurance Associates, to set the stage for the transition when Ted retired. Throughout the late nineties and into the new millennium, Great Lakes Insurance acquired numerous other insurance agencies to allow for unprecedented growth and expansion. The following agencies were purchased in this expansion: David E. Briggs, Peter A. George, David G. Schroeck, William B. Deuink, Kostrubanic, David R. Johnson, and The Gray Agency.

In 2000, Pete purchased Ted’s shares of the Great Lakes Insurance Associates, and then in 2010 became a Limited Liability Company with the new name of Great Lakes Insurance Services Group, LLC. At that time, all satellite offices started operating under their agency name as a Division of Great Lakes Insurance Services Group. After registering as an LLC, Great Lakes Insurance acquired several other small agencies, expanding to thirteen total offices located in both Pennsylvania and New York. The agencies that were acquired in the expansion were East Lake Insurance, Gary C. Brown, Nesmith, Linda Phillips, Burke & Byrne & Associates, Inc., The Fornes Agency, and the James Cornwell Agency Ltd.

In 2018, Great Lakes Insurance expanded into a new 7,500 square foot office building in West Seneca, NY, consolidating the west Seneca locations into the new facility at 3626 Seneca St, West Seneca, New York. The Warren office also received a complete makeover, of the interior and exterior of its premises, which ended up being a twelve month project.

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Carriers

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States

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Offices

61

Employees

Our Locations

Great Lakes Insurance (Home Office)

3205 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16508
877-AAA-GLIA
814-456-0498
877-AAA-GLIA
814-456-0498

Warren Office (formerly Nesmith Insurance Agency)

215 Pennsylvania Ave East
Warren, PA 16365
888-640-7144
814-726-2630
888-640-7144
814-726-2630

East Lake Office

2404 East Lake Road
Erie, PA 16511
814-459-4380
814-459-4380

Youngsville Office (formerly Linda Phillips Insurance Agency)

211 East Main Street
Youngsville, PA 16371
814-563-9029
814-563-9029

Clymer Office (formerly The Deuink Agency)

562 Clymer Sherman Road
Clymer, NY 14724
800-892-4454
716-355-2515
800-892-4454
716-355-2515

Hamburg Office (formerly The D.R. Johnson Agency)

6127 South Park Avenue
Hamburg, NY 14075
800-652-1061
716-312-0205
800-652-1061
716-312-0205

Frewsburg Office (Gray Insurance Agency}

2 Center Street
Frewsburg, NY 14738
716-569-4311
716-569-4311

Springville Office (formerly Fornes Agency)

268 E Main Street
Springville, NY 14141
716-592-4813
716-592-4813

West Seneca Office (formerly Burke & Byrne & Associates Inc.)

3626 Seneca St.
West Seneca, NY 14224
716-608-1100
716-608-1100

West Seneca Office (formerly James Cornwell Agency Ltd.)

3626 Seneca St.
West Seneca, NY 14224
716-608-1100
716-608-1100

Randolph Office (formerly Gary Brown Agency)

147 Main Street
Randolph, NY 14722
716-358-3744
716-358-3744

Salamanca Office (formerly Gary Brown Agency)

100 Main Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
716-945-3744
716-945-3744

North Hills Office

9401 Mcknight Road, Suite 303B
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
877-222-4542
412-487-1780
877-222-4542
412-487-1780

Greensburg Office

One Northgate Square, Suite 211
Greensburg, PA 15601
724-858-1453
724-858-1453

Great Lakes Insurance Services Group is licensed in 35 States.

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