At our firm, we have the client—and only the client—in mind.

Our reasons for becoming insurance professionals are deeply personal. We repeatedly saw friends and family struggling to find the coverage they needed. We are confident that with our understanding of the insurance space, we can help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, we have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner, so they can easily grasp personal insurance concepts. Above all else, we feel a commitment to our community.

At our firm, we have the client—and only the client—in mind.

Over the years, we have found that a team approach can be an effective method of helping clients with a wide variety of needs, as they navigate the complex world of insurance. We invite you to discover and experience the benefits of a diverse team with differing educational interests, experiences, and strategies.

One-size-fits-all just doesn't apply to insurance, which is why every client gets our undivided attention. We take a proactive approach when helping you develop a strategy to address all of your insurance needs. We recognize that everyone encounters challenges along the way and strive to anticipate those situations as they occur. Our only goal is to keep you and your loved ones protected with the policies you need. We invite you to check out all the material on our website. If something prompts a question, please send us a quick email or call our office. We look forward to speaking with you.


David Varner

Founder/Financial Team Supervisor

I am the first of three generations of insurance agents, and the founder of Varner Insurance, starting in 1973. I am Series 6 and 26 licensed and the financial team lead at the agency, specializing in annuities, funds, IRAs, and life insurance. 

Jason Varner

Primary Agent/Owner

330-837-2288

330-809-0031

JasonV@varnerinsgroup.com

I am the owner of Varner Insurance Group Inc, and I have been in the industry for over 20 years. I hold a Property & Casualty, Life & Health, and Series 6 license. I am proud to be part of 3 generations under 1 insurance roof, with myself being 2nd generation.

Heidi Dillon

Financial Advisor

330-877-3622

330-877-1551

I am a 2nd generation Insurance Agent and Financial Advisor. I have 25 years of industry experience, 5 years at the corporate level and almost 20 at the Agency. I hold Property & Casualty, Life & Health and Series 6 Licenses. My focus is in the financial arena where I specialize in mutual funds, annuities and retirement accounts. We have based our agency around Integrity, family and caring for each client, and it is the basis of our continued success.

Keri Cathey

Associate Agent/Customer Service

330-837-2288

330-809-0031

keric@varnerinsgroup.com

I have been with Varner Insurance Group for 13 of my 14 years in the industry. I have a Property & Casualty, and Life & Health License, and I am the Life specialist at the agency. The most rewarding part of my job is not only with the people I work with, but the customers that I service on a daily basis

Jennifer North

Associate Agent/Customer Service

330-837-2288

330-877-1551

JenniferN@varnerinsgroup.com

I am a licensed insurance agent who possesses the licensing and experience needed to offer the best possible service to our clients. My mission is to build customized insurance policies tailored to each clients specific personal, business or life insurance needs. As your insurance agent, I can advise you on a multitude of products and services, including home, auto and life insurance.

I have been licensed since 2003 and have been with the Varner Insurance Group for 7 years. My goal has always been  to work with clients and really get to know each of them so that I can provide the best solutions. 

In my free time I enjoying spending time with my husband and our 2 children  and my 3 dogs!  I love to cook and bake and my happy place is at home:)


Nathan Lautzenheiser

Associate Agent/Customer Service

330-877-3622

330-877-1551

NathanL@varnerinsgroup.com

I have been in the insurance industry for 15 years. My first 9 years was doing Aviation Insurance. I have been with the Varner Insurance Group for 6 years. I hold a Property, Casualty and Life License. Along with Personal and Life insurance, I am a Commercial and Farm insurance specialist for the agency.

Kaylynn Froelich

Associate Agent/Customer Service

330-837-2288

330-809-0031

KaylynnB@varnerinsgroup.com

I am one of the office’s P&C Licensed Agents here at the Varner Insurance Group where I have been working for just over 5 years. I pride myself on providing a variety of property and casualty products and services that can help protect you and your family while offering the absolute best service possible. I make it my goal to help my clients understand what insurance policies make sense for them so that I can provide them with proper coverage.

 

In my free time you can find me at home with my husband and two dogs working on my Pinterest home renovation projects, playing fetch in the backyard or camping on weekends spending time with our families.

Erin Hostler

Associate Agent/Customer Service

330-877-3622

330-877-1551

ErinH@varnerinsgroup.com

I have been licensed in Ohio since 2018, covering a variety of risks including auto, homeowner, tenant, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, watercraft, and umbrella liability policies. I will customize insurance policies to best suit your needs.

Jordan Dillon

Associate Agent/Customer Service

330-877-3622

330-877-1551

JordanD@varnerinsgroup.com

 I am proud to be a 3rd-generation insurance agent within my family’s business and was born and raised here in Hartville. I graduated in 2019 from Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, earning a B.A. in Business Administration while being a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the Presidents football team. I have been working at Varner Insurance Group for 3 years, and have been a licensed Property, Casualty, and Life agent since 2020. I am also a licensed representative with Varner Financial Services. I now live in Perry Township and love getting involved in the communities I work and live in!

Jana Boak

Customer Service Representative

330-837-2288

330-809-0031

JanaB@varnerinsgroup.com

 I am from Massillon, Ohio.  I graduated from Tuslaw High School and I studied at Stark Technical College took business management/sales courses. I am married with 3 children and grandchildren and a dog named Daisy Mae. I have worked in Retail and 14 years in Banking as a Teller/CSR/Supervisor/Asst. Mgr. I have been in the Insurance Industry for 16 years as a CSR and I have been with the Varner Insurance Group for 9 years as a CSR. I am also a Notary . I am also a Care Giver in the evenings and weekends for family . My job at the agency is to answer the phones, greet customers and to take payments I also do other office duties here at the agency I strive on Good Customer Service . I have a good working relationship with my co -workers and my boss and with the customers who I talk to on a daily basis. The Varner's are family oriented and they care about the customers and the service that they receive and their employees they treat as one of the family. 

 

Matthew Criswell

Associate Agent/Customer Service

330-877-3622

330-877-1551

MatthewC@varnerinsgroup.com

I am Matthew Criswell, the newest Insurance Agent at Varner Insurance and Financial Group. Over the past year, I have been working hard to obtain my license to advise and sell Life, Health, and Property and Casualty insurance.

To give you more of an understanding of who I am, I was born and raised only 5 minutes down the road from our Hartville office. I went to Uniontown Lake High School where I played baseball and football. I continued my education and athletic career at Malone University and Kent State University. I graduated from Kent State University in the spring of 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Business Administration and minored in Finance and Accounting. In 2020, I decided to take the career path into insurance. Within the next year, I plan to have my Financial license which will allow me to help you plan for whatever the future has in store. We can all agree that these are unprecedented times, with the pandemic and everything happening around the world, but I would like to assure you that my colleagues and I here at Varner Insurance and Financial Group will continue to be here for you.

I am excited and look forward to talking to you all soon.

Client Centered

Client Centered

Whether you are looking for help protecting your family, your home, or your assets, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and long-term goals.

Our team has years of experience in the insurance industry. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you.