About Auto-Owners Insurance
Auto-Owners Insurance was organized in 1916 by Vern V. Moulton in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. He started the company with no capital in a room of a bank building.
A little less than a year later, Moulton took his book of policyholders' names and $174 in assets and moved the company to Lansing, Mich. The company survived the Depression, paying claims promptly and in cash.
As the company grew, it acquired more buildings. In 1951, it consolidated its offices in new headquarters in Lansing.
The company wrote business exclusively in Michigan until 1935 when it began expanding into other states.
Auto-Owners now has more than 80 claim offices in its 26 states and believes claim branches should be as close as possible to its policyholders and agents.