If there is such a thing as an insurance pedigree, then Al Purmort Jr is a thoroughbred. Five generations of Purmorts have been involved in the insurance industry dating back to 1876 when a group of farmers in Van Wert, OH, got together to start The Van Wert County Mutual Fire Insurance Co in order to escape high insurance rates. Today, that company is known as Central Mutual Insurance Co, a highly respected regional company with surplus in excess of $300 million. Al Purmort Insurance reached approximately $250,000 in revenue. In keeping with their focus on service, the agency concentrates on risk management and works with their current and potential clients to determine if they have the right coverage and are properly mitigating risk. The emphasis on being the best spills over into the agency's relationship with its companies and its employees. Al Purmort Insurance appears to have all the ingredients for success in the independent agency system.