Aaron Bickle, Nationwide agent, Athens & New Lexington

Homegrown, Aaron Bickle

Aaron Bickle | 217 Columbus Road, Ste 106, Athens and 116 South Main Street, New Lexington 740-593-7311 and 740-342-0100

Tell us about the place where you live: My wife Jen and I both bleed “Nationwide Blue” —with Jen working for Nationwide in Columbus and me splitting time between Perry and Athens counties we decided to plant our roots in Lancaster. Lancaster is a great place to call home.

What values do the people in your community share? Both of the areas that we serve are very similar in their values. We like to call it “good, down-home, family values.” Of course, family always comes first. Spend time with your family, respect your elders, treat people the way you want to be treated. Be considerate of others, watch out for your neighbors, be honest and straightforward—that’s what we like around here.

How important is community involvement to your agency? We love both of the communities we serve, and we try to be involved as much as possible. From planning our annual Customer Appreciation Day at an Ohio University Bobcats football game, to fellowship with our farm customers at Farm Bureau dinners and meetings, to sponsoring local sports teams—we strive to spend time with our customers outside of the office and make sure they know that we care about their lives! We are proud to be a part of both Athens and Perry counties.

How do you continually provide the On Your Side experience to customers? To us, On Your Side is more than a slogan. We live it every day in the office. We try to be sure that customers truly understands their policies and know what options are available to them with Nationwide Insurance. We follow up on every claim to be sure that someone is taking care of them. We review policies at renewal and contact customers when we see deficiencies in coverage. We want to get to know each customer personally, so that we can better understand their needs.

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