President of Garland Agency Inc.
Rich originally joined Nationwide in 1984 as a Claims Examiner and spent 5 years there, working his way up to a management position. He left claims for a Sales Management position in Allegheny County and was awarded Sales Manager of the Year in 1993.
In July of 1995, Rich left management to own his own agency. He took over the agency of Jack Deanhardt in White Oak PA, a long time agent in the community, who previously took it over for his father.
In the past 20 years since The Garland Agency first opened its doors, we've grown and expanded to employ 14 people in multiple locations. Our agency has been recognized 9 times as a President's Conference Agency and 14 times as a Champion Conference Agency. These awards, given by Nationwide Insurance, recognize top insurance professionals. The Garland Agency has also recieved numerous awards for community service. In 2011 we were recognized by Nationwide Insurance as the Regional Award winner for community service. We are particularly proud to have this recognition, as giving back to the community is one of Rich's highest priorities.
Richard Garland is a graduate of Thiel College, earning a Bachelor's in Philosophy and Political Science. He has two daughters and spends his time coaching high school soccer and working with local youth.