Bob Gearhart Jr., DCW Group

When Bob Gearhart Jr. was 10 years old, his first job was with the family company, DCW Group, keying census data into Microsoft Excel from paper forms in his grandparents’ living room. In 2007, he was a junior at Bowling Green State University majoring in sports management when his grandfather passed away and he got his insurance license. “Although I had my insurance license, it wasn’t until 2010, after graduating from Bowling Green and spending two years with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Lake Erie Monsters, that I decided to return to our company,” he says. The world of health care and health Insurance underwent significant change in 2010 and is set to drastically change again in 2017. “Given these changes, you can imagine my shock when I returned to the insurance business only to find that Excel still is the primary tool in most insurance brokers arsenals!” he says. As the third generation at DCW, Bob Gearhart Jr. says his role is to merge two generations of industry experience that spans over 60 years with new ideas and innovative technology to help the firm’s customers become “lean, mean, job creating machines.” “The best part of my job is learning about our clients businesses and meeting their employees.”

Insurance As It Should Be

DCW Group is a third generation employee benefits and business consulting firm in Boardman, 4800 Market St. D, that describes itself as “committed to the continued disruption of an industry that rewards mediocrity and lacks transparency.” The DCW team is passionate about working with companies and their employees to provide a steady hand in a turbulent world as health care undergoes continued reform. DCW wants to debunk the belief that all health insurance brokers are lazy and lining their pockets, by putting their best foot forward every day and investing in technology solutions to pass on to the companies they work with. The firm offers traditional and non-traditional insurance, working with dozens of insurance carriers to make sure their clients save money as a company and their employees have solid benefits they can easily manage with DCW’s Employee Management System.

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