Ottawa Office

614 N. Perry, St. Rt. 65

P.O. Box 364

Ottawa, OH 45875

Bluffton Office

115 N. Main St.

Bluffton, OH 45817




Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00a.m - 5:00p.m.

Evenings and Weekends:  By Appt.

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Congratulations to Jonathan Fortman and Zachary Fortman -- the sons of John and Catherine Fortman, who purchased the Ottawa and Bluffton businesses of Fortman Insurance Services. John and Catherine will continue to stay active in the business. The following is a history of how the business began:


John Fortman started Fortman Insurance in November 1978, and his wife, Catherine, joined him in 1982. After leasing buildings in downtown Ottawa, they re-located to the Westrick Realty Building. In 1991, they built their current office on State Route 65 in Ottawa. In 2004, they doubled the size of their building by adding on to the original building. On July 1, 2011, Fortman Insurance Services, Inc. opened a second office located at 115 N. Main St. in Bluffton, which facilitates four licensed agents. Our appreciation to the Bluffton community, for welcoming them with open arms.


Jonathan Fortman joined the business in 2003, and is a licensed Health & Life Agent. He works with individuals and businesses to assist with their group medical insurance and ancillary coverages. The Health & Life Agents working in his department are as follows: Laurie Basinger, Tammy Evans, Megan Hohman, Catherine Fortman and Marya Danaher. The department also specializes in all types of Medicare Products.


CONGRATULATIONS to Kathy Green on her retirement in December of 2016 after 11 ½ years of dedicated service!  Kathy’s extensive contributions to both the Fortman Team and our clients are matchless. While she will be profoundly missed, we wish her much deserved happiness in her future endeavors.  Rest assured that all of Kathy’s client base are being well transitioned within the Health and Life Team.


Zachary Fortman, joined the business in 2010 as a licensed Property & Casualty agent. The Property & Casualty Agents working in his department are as follows: John Fortman, Pam Eickholt, Amy Baker, Marla Santomieri, Nancy Scalf, Betty Wagner and Rachel Miller.


Fortman Insurance Services specializes in the following insurance: Farm, Home, Renter's, Vehicle, Commercial, Medicare Products, Life, Individual and Group Health and Ancillary Coverages. Over the last 40 years, Fortman Insurance has grown to a Team of sixteen (l6) licensed agents to serve people’s various insurance needs. Our agents reside in and around the Ottawa and the Bluffton area.


Fortman Insurance is actively involved throughout the community with the American Cancer Society, United Way, PC Thrift Store, Challenged Champions and many other fundraisers, benefits and community projects. They are proud to host their 10th Annual United Way Cornhole Tournament in May of 2017. Fortman Insurance Services pride themselves in giving back to the community in every way possible.


Fortman Insurance would like to extend a special THANK YOU to all of their clients and local communities for their support and business with their agency over the last 40 years. The Fortman Team look forward to offering their continued services for all of your insurance needs.

Fortman Insurance Services Celebrates Serving You Since 1978


The Ribbon Cutting of our Grand Opening of our Bluffton Office in July 2011