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Serving Medina County and Northeast Ohio
(330) 225-3100
(330) 725-3100
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1324 Pearl Rd.P.O. Box 0802
Brunswick, Oh. 44212

 

 

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Meet the Staff

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Meet Brandon Rapp, CIC, CPIA

Brandon, owner/CEO and a licensed Property & Casualty and Life & Health agent, is a lifetime resident of Medina County. A graduate of Buckeye High School, he attended Bowling Green State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Brandon joined Homestead Insurance in September of 2005 and continues his family tradition becoming a fourth generation insurance agent. Brandon, won the Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce Annual 2014 Award for “Young Business Leader.”

Personal Accomplishments

  • Rotary Club of Brunswick - 2006 – present
  • Board Member - 2008 – present, Vice President - 2009 – 2010, President Elect 2010 – 2011, President 2011 – 2012
  • Medina County Young Professionals Association, Vice President – 2007, President – 2008, Board Member 2006 –present
  • Buckeye High School Volunteer Golf Coach 2005 – 2007
  • 2006 Graduate of Westfield Insurance TAPP program
  • Member of the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce 2005 – present
  • Member of Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce 2005 – present
  • Voted “Best of the Best” Insurance Agent 2010, 2011, & 2012
  • Leadership Medina County - Class of 2013
  • Awarded the Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce "Young Business Leader" in 2014
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Meet Robert Rapp, CIC, CPIA

Rob, vice-president and a licensed Property & Casualty and Life & Health agent, is a lifetime resident of Medina County and a graduate of Medina High School (1968). He served in the U.S. Army (1968 - 1971) and is a Vietnam Veteran (1970). He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University (business / insurance major) and earned the coveted CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation in 1993.

Personal Accomplishments

  • Medina Jaycees 1972 – 1981, President – 1980
  • Member of Medina County Bicentennial Committee – 1976 
  • Co-chairman Medina County Bicentennial, 1976
  • Member of American Legion (Medina)
  • Life Member VFW (Brunswick Post 9520)
  • Life member Vietnam Veteran Association
  • Medina Uptown Park Advisory Committee 1977 – 1981
  • Member Medina County Parks Master Plan Committee 1978
  • President Medina County Assn. of Life Underwriters 1979 / Third Life Award 1977 – 1987
  • Member of Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce 1981 - present, President – 1988
  • Ex-Officio for Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce - 2008 – 2009
  • Medina Young Man of the Year 1988
  • Trustee of the Medina County Development Corp. 1985 – 1986
  • Member of Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce 1974 – present, President 1999
  • Ex-Officio for Medina Area Chamber Board 2002 – 2007
  • President of Medina County Independent Insurance Agents 1985
  • Member of the Brunswick Rotary 1985 – 1997, President – 1991
  • Assistant Coach Medina Soccer League, 5 & 7 year olds 1987 – 1988
  • Medina County Vocational School - 5 Year Planning Committee 1988
  • Medina County Career Center (JVSD) Strategic Plan Committee 1993
  • Trustee Brunswick Economic Development Corp. 1988-1992
  • Brunswick Recreation Levy Treasurer 1989
  • Brunswick Economic Development Advisory Committee 1990
  • Who's Who in Young American Society and Business 1992
  • Leadership Medina County 1992, Charter Class, Board Member 1997 – 2002
  • Today, Tomorrow, Together Committee - Buckeye Local Schools 1997 – 2002
  • Medina County Fund 1999 – 2006, Chairman – 2002
  • Chairman of the Brunswick Chamber Tree Beautification Committee – 2004
  • Chairman of the Brunswick Area Chamber Hall of Fame Committee 1995 & 2000
  • Inducted into the Brunswick Area Chamber Hall of Fame 2006
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Meet Mark Herwick, CPIA, LUTCF, LTCP, CLTC

Mark is president and an licensed agent in our Life & Health Division.  A lifelong resident of Wadsworth, Ohio, Mark graduated from Wadsworth High School in 1989, and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1996.

Mark’s primary focus is Employer Sponsored and worksite benefits for major medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and long term care insurance.  Other areas of focus are large group and supplemental life for public organizations: school consortiums, municipalities, townships, villages, and private employers with 50 or more employees.

He also markets life insurance, disability income and long term care to individuals, and is licensed to sell most Medicare Advantage and Supplement plans. 

Mark is also a public speaker and contributing author.

Personal Accomplishments

  • Leadership Medina County – Class of 2010
  • Medina County Young Professionals Association 2005 – 2008, Past President 2005 – 2007, Vice President 2007 – 2008
  • Member of Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce 2005 – present
  • Member of Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce 2005 - present
  • Member of Rittman Area Chamber of Commerce 2005 – present
  • Member of NAIFA – Medina Chapter 2005 – present, President 2007 – 2008
  • Rittman Rotary Club 1997 – 2005, President 2004 – 2005
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 Meet Jim Thornburg - Retired

Jim Thornburg grew up in Lakewood, Ohio, graduated from Lakewood High School and attended the University of Miami in Florida. He and his wife, Jean, married in 1950, have been residents of Medina since 1958, have two children and four grandchildren all living in Medina County. Jim worked as a claims adjuster for 18 years of which 11 of those were for the Westfield Insurance Companies. Prior to joining Homestead in 1994, Jim had been an agent for 16 years in the Lorain County area.

Personal Accomplishments

  • Ohio National Guard: 4 years, 1947 – 1951
  • U.S. ARMY: Rank SFC, Activated - 1951 – 1952
  • Member: Medina City Planning Commission 1975 – 2006
  • Chairman: Medina City Planning Commission 1986 – 2006
  • Past Coach: Little League & Hot Stove baseball 11 years
  • Drummer, dance bands, marching & concert bands and Miami Symphony Orchestra
  • Member: United Church of Christ, Congregational 1943 – present
  • Member: Brunswick Chamber of Commerce 1994 – present
  • Member: Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce 1994 – present
  • Member: Medina American Legion Post 202 1957 – present
  • Finance Officer 2006 – present
  • Honor Guard Medina Post 202, 2000 – present



Homestead Insurance Support Staff

Our office includes a licensed staff to provide you with the guidance, answers and support regarding all of your insurance needs. We encourage the betterment of each of our employees' through continuing education, seminars and meetings with the brokers from the companies that we represent.

We, at The Homestead, promise to continually strive for excellence when servicing our customers’ needs. Contact us today to discuss your insurance needs.

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