Mayflower Wollam is built upon a tradition of excellence that’s served Mahoning Valley residents for more than 50 years.
In 1963, Gene Salvasi founded the Mayflower Agencies, which was a conglomeration of several insurance agencies in North Jackson – The Harold Jones Agency, John Francis Agency and the Mary Nemes Agency. The Mayflower Agencies served Mahoning County residents, primarily in areas such as Lake Milton, Ellsworth and North Jackson, as well as Deerfield in Portage County. It also served residents in Austintown, Boardman, Canfield, Poland, Columbiana, Youngstown and Campbell.
In 1987, Dan Wells purchased the Mayflower Agencies. He also purchased Anderson, Cully and Cessna, Inc. in 1996. In 2004, the Baker Insurance Agency in Lake Milton was purchased. Later in 2004, John Palmer purchased the insurance agency from Mr. Wells. At this time, it was called Mayflower Insurance Group.
Wollam Insurance Group in Cortland had been serving residents in the northern end of Trumbull County since the 1940s. Ausmer Tuttle bought the agency from the Wollam family in the 1970s and owned it until he sold it to his son, William Tuttle, in the 1990s.
In 2008, Palmer and Tuttle merged their agencies to form the Mayflower Wollam Insurance Group. The merger gave each expanded reach into Mahoning and Trumbull counties with offices in Cortland and North Jackson. In 2009, the company opened its first satellite office in Newton Falls. In 2011, Palmer became the sole owner of the company and opened the company’s Canfield office the following year. In 2013, Mayflower Wollam purchased the Jerry Pasko and Associates insurance agency located in Poland, OH.
Mayflower Wollam Insurance Group now has four locations in the community (Cortland, Canfield, North Jackson and Newton Falls). The agency feels that maintaining multiple locations provides easier access to our customers from all counties.