In 1946, A.H.Greiffendorf saw the need for an insurance provider on the busy main street in Baroda. Already heavily involved in commerce in the community with The Royal Blue Store and Locker Plant, Greiffendorf decided to start The Greiffendorf Agency.
The new agency was started with two companies, Westchester Fire and Citizens Insurance, which is still sold in the agency today. A year after opening, Greiffendorf’s son-in-law, Edgar Ott (Ottsie), joined the business. In 1951, two years after Greiffendorf’s death, the agency changed names to become The Edgar G. Ott Agency. After graduating from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, Ottsie’s son, Doug, became the third generation to join the family business.