About Us

Shafer Insurance Agency was established in 1900 in Byesville, Ohio by the late John B. Shafer. He moved the agency to Cambridge and ran it until he passed in 1923. His son, L. M. “Bing” Shafer, obtained his insurance license in 1921 and continued the family business until 1977. Third generation, John R. Shafer, joined his father in the agency in 1956 and continued the family legacy for 63 years.


After John R. Shafer’s passing in 2019, the agency moved to the 4th generation of Shafer family ownership with John’s children, Rick and Mike Shafer and Sue Rakowich. In addition to John’s children, long-time associate, Mindy Eltringham has become an owner as well. Mindy has been with the agency, working alongside John for 22 years before his passing.


Shafer Insurance provides all types of insurance protection. We can insure your personal insurance needs, such as your home, auto, boat, RV/Camper, ATV, jewelry or other valuables as well as personal umbrella coverage. If you have a farm, we can insure you too. We insure small businesses to large commercial accounts and write various types of bonds. We also write life and disability income insurance.


The agency is staffed by senior agent, Mindy Eltringham with 22 years at the agency. Mindy is licensed in property/casualty and life/accident/health. Jacilyn Cox has been with us 7 years and is licensed in property/casualty and life/accident/health and is also a notary. Audrey Fieldson has served as the office manager, CSR for many, many years. Shannon Shiflett serves as an agent and Jennifer Vincent, our marketing director, handles many duties in the office.


Shafer Insurance has strived to put the client first and render service that is best for the policyholder. We welcome clients to stop in the office and pay their premium or review their coverage. We want you to feel welcome! When our agency was founded, we delivered policies on horseback. Although we don’t do that any longer, we still like the personal approach.


Our hours are 8-5 Monday-Friday, evenings and Saturdays by appointment.

 Mike Shafer, Sue Rakowich, Rick Shafer, and Mindy Eltringham

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Evenings and Saturdays by appointment.

Shafer Insurance Agency, Inc.

820 Wheeling Avenue

Cambridge, Ohio 43725

Phone: 740.439.2737

Fax: 740.439.4114



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