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Our History

The Shaw Insurance Agency was established by the combining of (4) individual insurance agencies which date back to 1919 with the founding of the Howard L. Brown and Sons Agency. This agency originally specialized in personal property and casualty products and services. The Thomas Strok Insurance Agency, founded by Thomas Strok back in the mid 1940’s, was located in downtown Cleveland and specialized in the life and health markets. In 1958, this agency added personal and commercial lines property and casualty products. The Douglas Shaw Insurance Agency was established in 1993 with focus on specialty lines products and services.


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Having now been consolidated into one agency, the ownership and management includes five licensed agents with a combined (85+) years of experience in the field. Doug and Janet Shaw acquired the Thomas Strok Insurance Agency in October 1981 and The Brown Insurance Agency in August of 1993. Jill Solar became part of the team in 1993 and the company recently welcomed the third generation with the addition of Casey and Evan Schrader to the licensed staff.

Chagrin Falls, Ohio

17111 Munn Road

Suite 1

Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023


Tel: 440-543-7000

Fax: 440-543-7059


Monday - Friday 

9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Saturday - Sunday



Outside normal business hours, available by appointment only.

Jill Solar


Jill has worked at the agency since 1993. Jill brings valuable knowledge and experience to the agency.

Janet Shaw


Vice President of the agency and the second generation of ownership, Janet brings passion to the office every day. 

Doug Shaw


President of the agency and spouse to Vice President, Janet. Doug has been licensed for over 40-years.

Meet the Team
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Casey Schrader, CLCS


Currently a Risk Management Advisor at Oswald Companies in Cleveland, Ohio.


Casey enjoys spending time with his family and golfing.


"Simply the best. Family owned, operated and manged - I feel a part of the family whenever I call."

Jen C.

"Its just so friendly! I have never worked with insurance and been so kindly treated - whether calling about a claim, a question or a quote,  Janet, Jill and Doug are always helpful and kind."


Joe G.

“After moving to Cleveland from Phoenix, we weren't sure where to turn. After a quick Google search, Jill became like family. I was so under-insured with my last agent. I am thankful to have found knowledge and friendship.”

Paul B.

Evan Schrader


Becoming licensed in 2020, Evan is the newest addition to Shaw Insurance. She is the third generation at the Agency.

Shaw Insurance Agency is licensed in Florida (auto only), Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio & Virginia. 

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