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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 activities, boating, traveling, relaxing at our lake cottage & spending time with family & 4 grandchildren.

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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 enjoy traveling to visit family, walking, cooking & reading.

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Todd Schmucker 

Personal Lines Agent

I became a member of Lauber Group in February of 2020, but my insurance career began 1993. It’s a perfect fit to my commitment to helping others by providing personal service while ensuring you are properly protected. Writing & servicing home, auto, umbrella, boat & motorcycle policies are my primary responsibilities. 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.

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Lucas Rupp

Commercial Sales Manager IN & OH

My insurance career started at Lauber Group as an intern in the summer of 2020. I continued working in the field as a college student and returned to Lauber after graduating in 2021. My goal is to give businesses access to big-city companies with our small-town service. My wife Constance and I enjoy anything outdoors such as hiking, tennis and biking. 

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Jeri Riegsecker

Personal Lines Assistant

I joined Lauber Group in January of 2018. I am happy to help our personal lines clients with their policies and also provide the best service I can during the unfortunate event of a claim.  I am also a Notary Public.  Out of the office I love spoiling my dogs, a good cup of coffee with friends, trips up north, beautiful Charleston SC, and nature and creation.

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Sandy Aeschliman
Life Lines Agent

I joined Lauber Group in July 2002 and semi-retired after 20 years in the commercial lines department.  I can now devote more time to your life insurance needs, but still have quality time with our three grandchildren and time to help out on our family livestock and grain farm.   Of course, I also enjoy baking, camping, reading, walking and yoga.

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Melissa Short
Commercial Lines Agent

I joined Lauber Group in February of 2022. My responsibilities as a licensed Property and Casualty agent include customer service for our commercial lines and farm clients.  My husband Aaron and I live in Archbold and have two sons, Spencer and Gabe. I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends, reading, attending Gabe’s sporting events, walking and traveling. 

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Teresa Short

Commercial & Personal Lines Assistant

I became a part of the Lauber Group team in 2017. I assist with both personal & commercial line accounts, as well as overflow projects & marketing. My husband Brian & I love to travel & to visit our grown children & grandchildren, but Archbold is home. I value relationships, our church family, and hiking and biking are fun new challenges at this stage in life.

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Dawn Lugbill

Accounting

I joined Lauber Group in January of 1996.  My responsibilities are payroll, accounts receivable, and payables.  I also help with personal lines and customer care as well.  My husband Jon and I

live in Archbold, we have one daughter, who lives in Grand Rapids, MI.  We enjoy spending time together as a family, especially at the lake, we also enjoy walks, and spending time with friends.

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Lori McQuade
Administrative Assistant

Lori McQuade

Receptionist

In March of 2014 I joined Lauber Group. Some of my roles in our office include answering calls, receiving payments, and assisting the office personnel with clerical tasks, helping the office run efficiently. My husband Tim and I live in Archbold, have three children and are excited to see God’s plan for us as we soon will become empty nesters. We enjoy traveling to spend time with our two married children and our daughter who will be playing college soccer. Other activities I love include biking, the outdoors, boating and spending time with friends and family.