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Professional Insurance Associates

Our agency began when Lawrence Steinhauer joined the firm of Hawthorn and Maben Insurance and Real Estate in Wayne. Mr. Steinhauer bought the firm in 1943 and change the name to Steinhauer Insurance and Real Estate. Gerald Steinhauer joined his father’s firm in 1961.

The Steinhauer Insurance agency merged with Westside Associates agency in 1976 under the present name of Professional Insurance Associates (PIA). Pooling their specialized talents and experience the new agency expanded to serve customers nationally and internationally.

Over the years, Gerald Steinhauer was joined by his three sons: Philip, David, and Matthew. The Steinhauers open their second location in Chelsea in 1998.

PIA expanded yet again in 2008 by acquiring The Brady Insurance Agency located near Rochester Hills (Shelby Twp). The acquisition has given PIA three locations across Michigan and access to even more quality insurance carriers. This allows our customers the ability to receive multiple quotes through one convenient source.

The ownership is now in the hands of the third generation of Steinhauers: Philip, David, and Matt. We specialize in Workers Compensation, Liability, Property, Health, Personal, Directors and Officers, Employment Practices and much more. The agency is proud to say that our customer list spans the spectrum: charter schools, aircraft parts manufacturers, contractors, franchisor/franchisees, janitorial contractors, churches, software consultants, non-profits, web designers, cider mills, real estate developers, painters collector, day cares, retail shops… The list goes on and on. There is rarely a risk that we cannot insure against.

The success of Professional Insurance Associates is underwritten by its reputation for attentive service, problem solving, and continued involvement to insure the health of your business.