SINCE 1938

Our goal is to make a positive difference in the lives and communities we serve.

When our grandfather, Clifford Zinn, established Zinn Insurance in 1938, the business was an extension of his personal values, professionalism, citizenship, and being an advocate to those he served. He went beyond insurance to invest himself in the relationships he made and contributed to help the local community flourish.

These values were instilled in our father and in us as we make up the third generation of the “family business.” These values have been the foundation on which Zinn Insurance has grown and they guide us in the way we do business today.

We know you have a choice of who will serve your insurance needs. We hope that we can have the opportunity to show you how our services and approach to business can protect and secure the assets and quality of life you’ve worked hard for. We work hard to earn the trust and respect of each of our clients and would welcome the privilege to serve you.

Thank you,

J. Gregory Zinn, Principal

Jonathan M. Zinn, Principal


J. Gregory Zinn & Jonathan M. Zinn

Company Timeline


Clifford R. Zinn started the agency in his home in Myerstown, Pennsylvania.


Clifford’s son, Joel H. Zinn, joined the agency. The agency was incorporated as Clifford R. Zinn & Son, Inc. and the office was moved to 13 W. Main Avenue in Myerstown.


Clifford Zinn retired from the family business and Joel became owner.


The agency made its first business acquisition. Others would follow over the years.


The office moved to its present location at 16 E. Main Avenue in Myerstown.


Joel’s son, Greg Zinn, joined the family business.


Zinn Insurance acquired Klotz Insurance located in Womelsdorf in Berks County, PA. At that time it became a division of Zinn Insurance.


Joel’s second son, Jonathan Zinn, joined the family business.


Clifford R. Zinn & Son, Inc. began doing business as Zinn Insurance.


Joel retired from the family business and sold it to his two sons. Zinn Insurance became one of the founding members of The Insurance Alliance of Central PA, a collective group of leading independent insurance agencies located in Central Pennsylvania formed to expand markets and services to their local communities.


Zinn acquired the Samuel G. Kurtz Agency in Lebanon, Pennsylvania; and kept its Lebanon office, creating a second location for Zinn Insurance.


A managing agency relationship was formed with the Lebanon-based Samuel F. Light Agency. The Light Agency moved into Zinn’s Lebanon office. Zinn Insurance provides all in-office and back-office functions for the Light Agency which in turn is responsible for all sales and growth related activities.


Zinn Insurance expanded its life insurance and related services by forming a service alliance with a local partner who is an authorized broker of personal life, health and disability products.


Zinn Advisers was formed – through an alliance with Northeast Advisers of Malvern, Pennsylvania – to offer fee-based investment advisory services to its customers.


Zinn Insurance formed a similar alliance with Shalters Insurance of Lebanon, which provides group life and health products and services.


Zinn expanded its Benefits services with InGroup Associates of Lancaster, PA


Zinn becomes part of the Alera Group Company


Zinn consolidates services and staff with move to a new, larger location on Russell Drive in Lebanon.