Our History

Founder / Former Agency Owner: Rick Gross

Rick graduated locally from Alter High School (Kettering, Ohio) in 1977. He went on to the University of Dayton and graduated with a degree in Business Management in 1981.

Rick entered the insurance world in 1984 as an insurance adjuster. After 3 years working as an adjuster, he joined Group 3 Insurance (the predecessor of Gem City Insurance Agency).

In 1996, Rick left Group 3 to start Gem City Insurance Agency, Inc. In 1999, along with a partner, he came back and bought Group 3 Insurance. In 2004, the agency was renamed Gem City Insurance Agency, Inc.

Rick was a member of several organizations throughout the years:
• Centerville Noon Optimist – Board of Directors, President (1991), Optimist of the Year
• First Steps Foundation – Board of Directors

Rick passed away in November, 2014.