Francis and Frieda working together at Paulus Insurance Agency.
Francis J. Paulus outside of the insurance agency at our home in Woodsfield, OH.

Three Generations of Service


Paulus Insurance is a family owned insurance company located in Woodsfield, Ohio. We have been providing quality service to Ohio residents since 1950. With three generations of experience and an unparalleled personal touch.


We know you will love how we do business.


Francis and Freeda Paulus started Francis J. Paulus Insurance Agency in 1950, starting with Grange Insurance.

The Paulus Story

Like many families in Monroe county, Francis was a hardworking farmer. He was an active supporter of our community and helped establish the relationships that formed the foundation of who we are.


These actions helped start our flourishing involvement in organizations and groups in our area. We focus our support on the needy and schools to raise our customers and friends to a place of well-being. All of insurance is rooted in helping people. It is that single action that keeps us driven and involved in our customers lives. In whatever ways we can help, we look to do so.


Our agents are members of critical organizations such as the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, and Knights of Columbus.

Francis and Freeda together






In that time, we have grown to an insurance agency that serves southeast Ohio with over eight different companies. We provide financial security through product diversity. The companies we represent help you by providing options.


Family has been the central focus for us and that carries over to our customers.


As a family run agency, we know the values that matter to you. It is something that Francis instilled in us long ago, and something we look to bring to you through our service.

The second generation of the Paulus family more than doubled the size of the agency. By expanding the farmhouse and remodeling it to look like a place of business, John, Cathy, and Ed turned their childhood home into their workplace.


In 1987, we made critical steps to progress the business by incorporating. We included product lines such as Grange Life and added additional companies like Ohio Mutual, and Grinnell. The options that became available gave our customers a wide reach of products and services and enabled us to find you the best prices.


Ed also continued to support the community by starting a solid corporate membership with Kiwanis of Woodsfield. Today we sponsor, volunteer, and donate our time and money to children in need.

Bob, Rita, John, Ed, Ralph, and Catherine Paulus

Back: Bob, Rita, John
Front: Ed, Ralph, and Catherine

John, Ed, and Catherine Paulus of Francis J. Paulus Insurance Agency

John, Ed, and Catherine

We would say that the majority of our customers do business with us thanks to the efforts of John, Cathy, and Ed. Their dedication to the business has been our path to success.


There is a good chance that you know one or all three. They are here to answer any questions you have and continue to be your trusted insurance agents!


The third generation at Paulus Insurance started with Brittany, who has been a part of operations at the office from a very young age. The largest contribution to the agency from the third generation is the dedication to move forward with technology. Brittany made significant strides to advance operation and organization to modern expectations. The agents now carry tablets into the field and report everything into a sophisticated customer management software system.


Brittany is also involved in the Monroe Central Key Club. She helps involve students in their community and help prepare them for the business world. We are supportive of the financial education of these kids and also provide help with instructions on banking, finance, and insurance basics.

Brittany Przelenski - Insurance Agent

Brittany Przelenski

Kyle Przelenski - Life Insurance agent

Kyle Przelenski

Kyle is the newest member of the family to join the agency. Specializing in Life Insurance, Kyle hopes to educate customers on the outstanding benefits that it can provide. Having a strong technical background he also hopes to help promote a strong modern day approach to insurance.


He helps provide social support and the technical side of our advertising efforts. He is the one who designed this very website!


Our newest generation has made it their priority to help and serve the younger customers in our area. We feel it is important to embrace what a family business can do to our local community.

Lydia McIntire is a 1998 graduate of River High School and a 2000 graduate of West Virginia Northern Community College with an Associate's in Accounting. She has been working for Paulus Insurance since June of 2002 and is a licensed Property and Casualty agent.


Lydia is very active in the community serving on the River Alumni board and is an avid bowler with New Martinsville women's leagues.


She is a tremendous asset to the team!

Francis J. Paulus Insurance Agency, Inc is licensed to conduct business in the state of Ohio. The information on this site is a solicitation to conduct business only in the aforementioned states of authority.


PLEASE NOTE: We cannot bind coverage from requests sent through our website. If you need to add to or change your coverage, please call our office during business hours: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday and 8:00 A.M. to noon on Saturday.


Francis J. Paulus Insurance Agency, Inc.  44576 Francis Paulus Rd, Woodsfield, OH 43793

740-472-0463 800-296-5710

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