Weaver Insurance started in 1958 when the original owner, Ralph Weaver, started selling life insurance in his basement in Stuarts Draft, Virginia. Ralph remained an owner of Weaver Insurance until his retirement in 1986. Leonard Showalter joined Ralph in 1960 as an owner. They were able to lay a solid groundwork for the agency’s future by what they were able to accomplish over the company’s first decade.
There have been other owners to help lead Weaver Insurance over the years. J. Hunter Hite became an owner in 1969 and stayed until his retirement in 1982. When Mr. Hite retired, Darrell Weaver became an owner of Weaver Insurance. Darrell was the son of Ralph Weaver and was an owner until his retirement in 2007. In 1986 Mike Twitchell joined the ownership group and stayed until his retirement in 2000.
The current ownership group is made up of a group of three. Brent Showalter became an owner in 1987 and now serves as the company President as well as Director of the Personal Lines Division. Brent is also the son of Leonard Showalter. Jerry Zirkle, son-in-law of Ralph Weaver, joined the ownership group in 1991. His primary role is Director for the Commercial Lines Division of the Agency. The newest member of the ownership team is Chad Hatter. He has been an owner at Weaver since 2007.
In 2005 Weaver Insurance became what it is known as today, Weaver Insurance & Financial Advisors. This was to serve as recognition of the newest division that Chad now directs, the Financial Services Division.