ABOUT US

A TEAM EFFORT

Each member of the staff plays an important role in ensuring the service we provide goes above and beyond. Whether putting together a quote for homeowner's insurance or facilitating a claim, it all comes down to team work. That's what sets us apart from other insurance offices and the reason clients come to us in the first place.

The Pretorius Insurance Agency has been passed down for three generation in the Pretorius family, since it was started by Walter F Pretorius, Sr. in 1936. After serving in the army, Calvin C. Pretorius, Sr. joined his father in the family business in 1957.  Then Miriam Pretorius became the owner in 1997 until she sold the business in 2018 to Amy Dervin. Miriam continues to have a presence within the agency and the ability to continue selling insurance. Amy has lived and breathed insurance since her birth. Her father has been in the insurance business for over 45 years and has taught her everything he knows. She is also pursuing a degree in Insurance Studies.

We now have two locations one in Stark County and one in Tuscarawas County. We are known as the Dervin Insurance Group, Inc. in North Canton and Pretorius Insurance Agency in Dover. This has given us a stronger foothold in the insurance industry and opened up new opportunities for our insureds.

Our mission is to provide quality products from dependable insurance companies and provide you with the knowledge to make informed decisions about your insurance needs. We continue to provide protection for you, your family and your business, not just a policy. We set the bar for insurance services, leading the way by providing superior services and insurance coverage selection. Nothing is more important than our commitment to our clients and standing by our word. Being upfront, personable, and informed certainly makes a difference in the eyes of our clients.

We represents companies that broaden your coverage and reduce your cost. Our agencies strives to do business with the highest rated companies. Most of our companies are centered in the conservative Midwest. This helps reduce the chance of catastrophic losses that drive up your insurance cost. The following are a few of the companies that our agency has relationships with: Auto Owners Insurance, Western Reserve Group, Wayne Mutual Insurance Group and Progressive. It won't cost a thing to get a quote, but could save you a bundle.