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AGENCY HISTORY


The Werle & Rushe Agency was created in 1997. But our roots extend back more than 50 years.

In the 1950s, Bob Morrow started an agency representing Erie Insurance. Tom Morrow, Bob’s son, joined the agency for several years, as did Mike McGee. Don Werle became a partner and the agency was known as the Morrow-McGee- Werle Agency for a time.

Don Werle and Sharron Sider became sole principals and operated as the Werle & Sider Agency in the late 1980s and 1990s, adding Infinity Insurance and Fidelity National Property & Casualty (flood) as additional carriers. Sharron left the insurance industry in 1997.

John Rushe joined Don in the partnership at that time. The agency relocated from downtown Erie to West 12th Street in Millcreek Township, near the Erie International Airport.  The agency purchased a building in 2006, moving a short distance to our current location at 4055 West Lake Road.

The Werle & Rushe Agency proudly represents Erie Insurance, featuring them as our primary carrier. We continue to represent Infinity and Fidelity National Property & Casualty Insurance (flood) as well.  Other carriers have also been added to meet the unique needs of our policyholders – Millville Mutual, Progressive, American Collectors and Classic Collectors.

Don and John both have insurance industry experience dating back to the 1970s. Don, an Erie native, began his career in the accounting and finance specialties within the Erie Insurance Home Office.  He holds the industry designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). He is a graduate of Gannon University.

John, a native of the Pittsburgh area, worked for Allstate Insurance for almost 20 years, with management assignments throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He holds two industry designations – Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI). He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

Don and John, along with the entire agency staff, are committed to offering a truly professional relationship as insurance advisors.