Your Source for Insurance

Finding the right insurance policy can be complicated. At Kannel Insurance, we’re committed to helping you find the proper coverage at a great value. Originally established in 1958, we’ve been operating from our current location in the heart of Montpelier’s historic business district since 1973.

We are a family business with agents whose roots in the community are deep. Our faith in God and Jesus Christ, His Son and our Savior, is our guide as we work to be the best we can be in everything that we undertake.

Our Staff

Chris Kannel – Owner/Agent

Chris joined the agency in 2010. He is the third generation of his family in the agency and handles new business inquiries for personal and business insurance. Chris is a licensed resident agent in Ohio and is also licensed in Indiana and Michigan. He lives in Montpelier with his wife Michelle and three young children.

Susan Kannel – Agent/Office Manager

Sue has been with the agency since 1987. In addition to specializing in life and health insurance, she is responsible for office management and promotions for the agency.

Lisa Branham – Agent/Customer Service Representative

Lisa has been with the agency since 1978. She coordinates new and existing business and renewals for the agency. In addition, she is responsible for quality assurance.

Angela Fritsch – Agent/Customer Service Representative

Angela started with Kannel Insurance in 2020. She reviews personal insurance renewals and provides support for new business efforts.

Cecelia Fox – Finance Manager

Cecelia started in 2021. She is responsible for billing and finances for the agency.

Michael Kannel – 2nd Generation

Mike joined the agency in 1972 and became president in 1988.  He retired in 2014 and entered heaven’s gates in June 2022.  Mike’s legacy lives on in the personal service that we provide every day.

Ira “Smitty” Kannel – Agency Founder

We continue Ira’s legacy. Ira, who founded the agency in 1958, entered heaven’s gates in July 2019.

Our Supported Organizations

  • Montpelier Rotary Club
  • Montpelier Community of Faith
  • Montpelier Schools Tutoring
  • Montpelier Area Foundation
  • Montpelier Vintage Homes Association
  • Montpelier’s Olde Tyme Holiday Gathering
  • Crisis Pregnancy Center 
  • Montpelier Chamber of Commerce 
  • Montpelier Schools
  • WBCL Radio
  • Lifewise Academy

Our Full Range of Services

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Business Insurance

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Personal Insurance

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Life & Health

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Find the Right Policy for Your Needs

At Kannel Insurance, we’re ready to help you with your insurance needs! Call us today at (419) 370-2177