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Howalt+McDowell Insurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency

Growing and innovating for more than 70 years

Solid Since 1946

For more than 6 decades, we've lived to help our clients grow. Howalt+McDowell Insurance began in 1946 as a venture of a loan and real estate operation owned by William D. Howalt and Pierce McDowell. In 1957, Lester Scherschligt joined the firm to develop its insurance department.

Six years later, the insurance operation became a separate corporation known as Howalt+McDowell Insurance, Inc. Les Scherschligt and two partners purchased the insurance operation in 1968 and led the company to prominence and steady growth. Almost 20 years later, in 1986, Les’s son Jeff assumed the helm as President of Howalt+McDowell.


Howalt+McDowell may look a little different than in did in 1946 but we atribute that to solid leadership, a staff of over 100 of some of the finest thinkers and decision-makers and joining Marsh & McLennan Agency in November of 2012. Though our look may have changed we assure you that our service and commitment to our clients is stronger than ever.

Howalt+McDowell Insurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency has greater resources and more industry experts than ever before, which gives us even greater assests to support you or your business.