Erb and Erb has grown with the city of Kitchener and the Region of Waterloo and we’re proud to call this vibrant community our home. In 1919, Irvin Erb hung out his shingle on Queen St S., signalling the establishment of his new general insurance office. A few years later his father, Ephraim Bricker Erb, joined the business and the firm’s name was changed to Erb and Erb Insurance.
From the trusty pen and paper, to fax machines, word processors and a robust array of internet communications to social media platforms, and complex, multifaceted operating systems; Erb and Erb has always been ahead of the curve when it has come to adapting to the changing insurance industry throughout the last 100 years. Between some acquisitions & mergers, and internal succession over those hundred years Erb and Erb, underwent many changes during its lifetime.
In July of 2016 Erb and Erb joined forces with another leading brokerage in our region when Lackner McLennan acquired the Firm. The acquisition enabled the two long standing and reputable firms to pursue a path of becoming one prominent team of professionals, devoted to advising and protecting both families and businesses here in the growing Region of Waterloo and across Canada.
There are countless people to thank for their selfless dedication and leadership over the past 100 years. While there are too many people to list by name, Erb and Erb would at least like to acknowledge the past Presidents of the Firm starting with Irvin Erb, followed by Ralph Westfall, David Westfall, Byron Moffit, and James Chmiel.
We heartily thank staff & owners, past and present, who have mentored, given freely of themselves, been consummate insurance professionals, and been steady in their resolve. A sincere thanks to each and every one of you, for all of your dedication, hard work, and loyalty to each other and our clients, you have all contributed to the success of, and reaching of this milestone.
As we pause and celebrate over 173 years of combined success between Erb and Erb and Lackner McLennan the one thing we can’t be accused of is standing still!
As part of our evolution we’ve embarked on the development of a thoughtful and inclusive new Brand strategy. Through this process, we have come to better understand what we are, who we are, and how we want to do business. Working with our consulting team, with sage input and assistance from some key members of our staff, we have created a unified set of core values. Something that we can all agree makes us who we are and guides us in our decisions every day: Integrity, Expertise, Commitment, and Collaboration. Each one of these values is an important pillar to our success, both today and tomorrow, and they are our pledge to our clients and business partners.
Again from Erb and Erb, and Lackner McLennan, we want to sincerely thank everyone for helping us celebrate this milestone and partaking in both our journey and success thus far.
Without you; our clients, our insurance company partners, our business partners, and our wonderful staff, we cannot succeed. With you, there is no limit to what we can accomplish together.