The William G Mechling Insurance Agency has been serving Indiana, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas for over the past 54 years by offering life, property and casualty insurance, annuities, IRAs, surety bonds and Roth IRAs as well as commercial insurance covering a wide variety of businesses including contractors and automobile dealers, retail operations, machine shops and professionals.
After working as an insurance adjuster, special agent and commercial sales manager for Erie Insurance, William G. Mechling bought the William J. Allison Agency in 1966. “We have been a family operation since our inception. Every member of our agency is either family or is treated as such,” Mechling said. “This instills loyalty and integrity in both our employees and clientele. These are rare attributes when you consider the atmosphere of today’s business world.”
“From the beginning, we pledged to provide the best coverage available through companies that share our philosophy and that are financially stable and enduring. We pride ourselves on giving our clients quality customer service to ensure we meet their needs. We are open Monday through Friday 8:30 to 5 PM and evenings by appointment,” added Mechling. “We give the public access to superior A-rated companies coupled with an educated and dedicated staff, which is ready, willing and able to provide the recommendation and service necessary for our client’s protection in today’s complicated market. In addition to Erie Insurance, we offer Progressive Insurance, Agency Insurance Company (AIC), Foremost Insurance, Briar Creek Mutual Insurance Company, American Collectors Insurance and Western Surety. We extend many thanks to our clientele, past, present and future.”
Management includes: William G. Mechling, President and CEO, with 65 years in the insurance industry; S. Mark Phoebus, Vice President and General Manager with 33 years, and LeAnne M. Phoebus, Office Manager, with 37 years’ experience. We take special pride in the capabilities of Kayla Shields with 4 years’ experience as a customer service representative, Felecia Rowley with 3 years’ experience in property, casualty and life insurance, and Tessa Phoebus with 9 months’ experience in property and casualty insurance at our agency.
Mr. Mechling is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Lion’s Club, Zion Lutheran Church, and supports the United Way, ICCAP, Downtown Indiana, Salvation Army, foundation for IUP and the Red Cross as well as area school sports programs. Mark Phoebus is a 47-year member of Calvary Presbyterian Church and former chairman, Human Resources Committee and the Mission and Outreach Committee dealing with local national and international mission projects. He is also the former Moderator of the Kiskiminetas-Rwanda Partnership Committee, a partnership between 31 congregations in Pennsylvania and Rwanda.
Mr. Mechling stated, “the public wants and deserves companies that are financially stable, coupled with the superior services of an agency that is both willing and capable of serving their insurance needs. We give superior services that do not end with normal business hours. Our affiliation with Erie Insurance, and other great companies, along with the propagation of our agency with family members shows our dedication to fulfilling those needs. Our hope is for the continued growth of the agency and expansion in direct proportion to the demands and the needs of our present and growing clientele.”
Mr. Mechling went on to say, “In keeping with our philosophy, that both our current and future clients deserve the very best in service and insurance coverage. We are prepared for both their present demands and for their future needs. I’m extremely proud of our staff and the companies we represent.”