Mountain State Insurance Agency, a privately-owned, Trusted Choice Independent Insurance Agent, fully acquired the Ted V. Kluemper Insurance Agency in Huntington, W.Va., on January 1, 2019. 

Founded more than 100 years ago, Mountain State currently serves large and small business and personal clients throughout West Virginia and the surrounding area out of its office in Charleston, W.Va. 

“Mountain State has been looking for the perfect vehicle to expand our footprint, and there is no better fit for us than acquiring Kluemper Insurance,” said Ross Johnson, president of Mountain State. “The Kluempers have built a solid reputation and have made a lasting mark on the insurance market in Huntington and beyond. We are proud to welcome them into the Mountain State family.”

Located just blocks from the Marshall University campus, the Kluemper Insurance building will soon transform into Mountain State’s second office but will retain some familiar faces. Ted Kluemper, the former president of Kluemper Insurance, and Kimberly Brown, a 22-year Kluemper employee, will become part of the Mountain State team to continue serving the greater Huntington community. Mountain State agent Brad Bobersky, already a resident of Huntington, will join them in the new office.

Kluemper Insurance was a family-run business, owned and operated in the Huntington area since 1935. After decades of local service, this acquisition is hardly the end of that legacy. “All businesses need to change and grow, so this is a new beginning — another way I can provide excellent, expanded services to clients, both old and new,” said Kluemper. 

Johnson added, “People are the lifeblood of our business. As a Marshall University College of Business graduate, I’m excited to grow my business in Huntington and to have access to Marshall as a pipeline for new talent. I believe this move is the next step in our continued success.”