In 1985, during my junior year at college, I started my career in insurance. After my graduation from Taylor University in 1986, I initially worked selling only life insurance. By 1989, when Lauber Group was formed, I had diversified into all lines of insurance. In 1996, I became the sole proprietor of Lauber Group, Inc. I am very proud of the staff that we have assembled & enjoy the work environment that has been established. My wife Julia & I live in Archbold. My family & I enjoy church & school activities, boating, golfing, traveling, relaxing at our lake cottage & spending time with family & 4 grandchildren. 

Brad Rupp

President

Meet the Team

In 1985, during my junior year at college, I started my career in insurance. After my graduation from Taylor University in 1986, I initially worked selling only life insurance. By 1989, when Lauber Group was formed, I had diversified into all lines of insurance. In 1996, I became the sole proprietor of Lauber Group, Inc. I am very proud of the staff that we have assembled & enjoy the work environment that has been established. My wife Julia & I live in Archbold. My family & I enjoy church & school activities, boating, golfing, traveling, relaxing at our lake cottage & spending time with family & 4 grandchildren.

Melanie Fidler

Personal Lines Agent

I joined the Lauber Group team in February 2001 & acquired my Ohio Property & Casualty License shortly thereafter. I really enjoy getting to know new customers & finding out how we can provide the best possible policies for the best possible price. I have also valued the many professional relationships I have formed with our customers over the past 20 years. As our customer’s lives change, we make sure to stay connected about important changing insurance needs. I live in Archbold & have 3 grown children. In my free time I enoy traveling to visit family, walking, cooking & reading.

Dawn Lugbill

Accounting

I have been employed at Lauber Group since 1996. I am responsible for accounts receivable, payables and also assist with the personal lines customer care. I live in Archbold with my husband, Jon, and our daughter Malinda attends Calvin University in Grand Rapids, MI. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, church activities, walking and spending time at the lake.

Sandy Aeschilman

Commercial & Life Lines Agent

I joined Lauber Group in July of 2002, but had 10 years of insurance experience previously. My responsibilities here at Lauber Group as a licensed Property and Casualty agent are in customer service for our commercial lines clients. I also quote & write Life Insurance policies. My husband Terry & I have 2 married sons along with 3 fun & active grandchildren. We live outside of Archbold. Out of the office, baking, camping, babysitting, walking & church activities keep me busy.

Jeri Riegsecker

Personal Lines Assistant

I joined Lauber Group in January of 2018. My main responsibility is that I provide customer service to personal lines and am also a notary public. I live in Archbold with my husband Randon & our adorable (slightly spoiled) dogs. Out of the office I love a good cup of coffee with friends, Sunday night family dinners, trips up north, beautiful Charleston SC, family vacations, nature & creation.

I became a member of Lauber Group in February of 2020, but my insurance career began 1993. It’s a perfect fit to mycommitment to helping others by providing personal service while ensuring you are properly protected. Writing & servicing home, auto, umbrella, boat & motorcycle policies are my primary responsibilites. I live in Archbold with my wife, Stephanie, and our daughter. I enjoy serving at Lockport Mennonite Church and love a variety of activities like golf, softball, fishing, biking, hiking & working outside.

Lori McQuade

Receptionist

In March of 2014 I joined Lauber Group. Some of my roles in our office are processing the mail, taking payments, clerical tasks & making sure that our team has what they need to help the office run efficiently. It is my joy to answer calls from our clients as well. I live in Archbold with my husband Tim, our daughter Leah & dog Sami. We enjoy traveling to visit our grown children Allie & Luke. I enjoy praise & worship music, biking, watching Leah’s sporting events at Archbold High School, a good cup of coffee, playing games, boating at the lake & spending time with family & friends.

Todd Schmucker 

Personal Lines Agent

Teresa Short

Commercial & Personal Lines Assistant

I became a part of the Lauber Group team in November of 2017. I assist with commercial accounts, personal lines customer care & provide extra hands to handle overflow projects & marketing. My husband Brian & I love to travel & to visit our grown children & grandchildren, but Archbold is home. One of my main joys in life is actively serving & visiting The Grace Center in Malawi, Africa. I value relationships & hiking & biking are fun new challenges at this stage in life.

Lucas Rupp

Commercial Sales Manager IN & OH

I joined Lauber Group in the summer of 2020 as an intern and now work as a salesman after graduating from Taylor University. My goal is to develop a relationship with clients and expand our client base into Indiana. When I am not in the office I enjoy anything outdoors such as swimming, biking, and hiking.