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Zito Insurance mission

Zito Insurance Agency has been an anchor in Northeast Ohio for over 50 years.  The agency was founded by Gene Zito in 1963.  His brother Jim Zito joined shortly after to form the partnership.

About Us: Our History

We are insurance advisors helping our clients reduce their financial risk by providing guidance as well as innovative, comprehensive products and services.

For over 50 years, through our consultative approach and strong relationships with company partners, we have been creating better solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of individual and business clients.

Bob Zito (Jim & Gene's brother) owned an agency on the west side of Cleveland.  This agency merged with Zito Insurance in 1989.

For forty years the Lake County branch was located in Painesville.  In 2003 the Painesville office was moved to the current location on Tyler Blvd. in  Mentor.


The Zito name is still no stranger within the agency.  Chris Zito, Bob's son and Jim and Gene's nephew, serves as President and co-owner of the agency.  Greg, Chris' brother, serves as Vice President, Life Services.  

Bertha "Bert" Barresi, Vice President of Operations, is co-owner and has been with the agency 44 years.


In 2013 Zito Insurance celebrated its 50th anniversary as well as 50 years representing Cincinnati Insurance Co.  Also in 2013, Zito Insurance became a partner with Keystone Insurance Group allowing the agency to offer an even wider variety of products.