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In Memoriam – Paul Dwyer

Our agency’s philosophy and mission stem from the founder of our agency, Paul Dwyer (1931-1971). Paul’s roots were deeply tied to Madison County. His father and uncle started the Dwyer Hardware Store in 1885. Paul believed taking care of your customers was the key to a successful business. We believe if Paul were still around today, he would be proud of the agency and our efforts to carry on his values.

About Bill Beathard

William H. Beathard, CIC, began his insurance career January, 1977. He continued in his grandfather's footsteps and took over the reins of operating the Dwyer Insurance Agency, Inc., started by Paul M. Dwyer, in 1931.

Bill, still attending The Ohio State University, worked full time at the agency while finishing his degree. He graduated in 1979 with a BSBA, majoring in Insurance & Risk Management.

Believing that education is extremely important to the insurance industry, Bill continued his studies and was designated a certified insurance counselor in May, 1983. In 2017, he was recognized by The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors for over 35 years of commitment to the insurance industry.

Bill is now the sole owner/operator for The Dwyer Insurance Agency, Inc., which is the oldest "family operated" agency in Madison County. They write a full line of insurance for property, liability, auto, home, business, life & health, bonds and group insurance. In 2012, Bill’s daughter, Ashley Winebrenner, began her career in the agency.

Stop by and sit down with Bill to talk over your insurance needs with a professional. You'll be glad you did.

About Ashley Winebrenner

Ashley (Beathard) Winebrenner, CISR, is following in the tracks of her great-grandfather and her father by joining the team at Dwyer Insurance Agency, Inc.

She is a graduate of London High School (class of 2002) and The Ohio State University (class of 2006 majoring in Marketing and Textiles & Clothing).

Ashley prides herself in providing excellent service for all our customers, both individuals and businesses. Her commitment to service and putting customers’ needs first is a winning combination for our insureds.

In 2012, she quickly progressed as a producer of auto and home insurance, after obtaining her Property & Casualty license. She earned her CISR designation in 2019 and is excited to continue her education by completing the CISR Elite program.

Ashley specializes in Car, Home, and Umbrella insurance. Her ability to quote insurance with accuracy and her strong dedication to customer service makes her an asset to Dwyer Insurance Agency, Inc.