Celebrating our 95th birthday!
With $30,000 in borrowed funds and three employees, our founder Robert S. (Bob) Pein established the State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company in Columbus, Ohio.
Pein wanted to create a new kind of insurance company. He was frustrated by insurance rates that were too high and claim settlements that weren't handled fairly by other companies. His company would be different. We're proud to say that his company, 95 years later, still strives to be that competitive, responsive entity it was 95 years ago. And the best, we hope, is yet to come.
Here's what was happening when our company was born in 1921: