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History

History

We’ve celebrated many milestones throughout our history. By keeping our policyholders’ best interest in mind, Auto-Owners Insurance will continue to put lives back together and grow its list of accomplishments.

  • July 1916
    Vern V. Moulton and four other associates organize Auto-Owners Insurance Company in one room of the Commercial Block Building in the central Michigan city of Mount Pleasant.
    1916
  • 1917
    The Company moves its headquarters to Lansing, Michigan, where the home office has remained. At that time, Auto-Owners consisted of one book of policyholder names and $174.25 in assets.
    1917
  • January 1929
    Vern V. Moulton is named president, the equivalent of CEO. He would hold the title until late 1957.
    1929
  • December 1935
    Auto-Owners begins writing insurance in Indiana, its first state outside of Michigan.
    1935
  • June 1951
    The Company unveils its new home office in downtown Lansing. The $1.5 million four-story facility provides much-needed space for the 400 associates who had been working in various buildings scattered throughout Lansing.
    1951
  • 1966
    Auto-Owners Life Insurance Company is established.
    1966
  • December 1976
    On the last day of the year, Auto-Owners moves its operations into its current home office from downtown Lansing.
    1976
  • July 2016
    Auto-Owners celebrates its 100th anniversary in business.
    2016
  • April 2017
    Auto-Owners begins its affiliation with the Concord General Mutual Insurance group of companies and welcomes them to the Auto-Owners family.
    2017
  • Today
    Auto-Owners writes insurance in 26 states and employs more than 4,700 associates.
    Now