Robert L. Smith, Jr. is the founder and President of Franchise Insurance Agency, Inc. dba Leavitt Group Midwest, and Secure Path Advisory Group, Inc. based in Central Ohio for the last 35 years. Robert is licensed to sell insurance in 43 states and prides his agency in being a one stop shop for all insurance needs including Property & Casualty, Commercial, Life and Financial products.
Bob received his Bachelor of Science degree in Insurance and Risk Management from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 1979. During his time at OSU, he was an active member of the OSU Alpha Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, a business fraternity at the University. Bob is certified with a Property & Casualty license, Life & Health license, Series 6, 26, 63 and 65; and has been designated as a Life Underwriting Training Fellow (LUTCF).
Bob is an active member in his church, New Hope, in Central Ohio with his family. He is also an avid wine enthusiast, he has a love for exotic and classic cars, enjoys hunting, fishing and golfing.
Providing you with a full range of the highest quality insurance products and services at competitive pricing. Protecting your assets by addressing complex insurance needs through the development of innovative, customized, insurance programs.
Leavitt Group Midwest offers quality insurance coverage, a high level of professional service, and a long-term relationship. We have several locations throughout Ohio to serve your needs.
We work hard to earn your respect and gain your trust.
The Net Promoter Score (NPS) measures customer experience. The score is calculated using the answer to one key question: How likely are you to recommend our agency to a friend or associate?
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What does national resources mean for you? You’ll have the wisdom of our far-reaching team and the support you need, such as loss control, training, negotiating power, underwriter relationships, claims management, employee benefits compliance, on-staff ERISA attorney, online enrollment and benefits management technology.
We work to develop lasting client relationships and make long-term decisions with you rather than seeking only short-term results.
We bring together the best of both worlds.
States and counting
Largest privately held insurance brokerage*
Million in total revenue
*According to Insurance Journal, August 2021 issue.
Dixie Leavitt, 1952
In 1952, Dixie Leavitt opened an insurance agency in Cedar City, Utah, with one company appointment and no clients. By the decade’s end, Dixie had thousands of clients throughout southwestern Utah and southern Nevada.
Dixie Leavitt and his brother Bert incorporated Leavitt Insurance Agency of Las Vegas in 1959. Dixie owned 60%, and Bert owned 40%. Using this 60-40 arrangement, Dixie and other co-owners invested in and created agencies.
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As the parent company grew, LGE provided member agencies with the multi-agency strength necessary to maintain insurer relationships, offered placement services, provided back-office support, and developed other group-wide services, such as E&O coverage.
Leavitt Group has seen tremendous growth over the years, which was fostered by sound agency operations, innovation, partnering with the right people, and following the Leavitt Group values.
Products underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies. Not all Nationwide affiliated companies are mutual companies, and not all Nationwide members are insured by a mutual company. Subject to underwriting guidelines, review, and approval. Products and discounts not available to all persons in all states.