Our History

Our History

Charles P. Leach Agency, Inc. was formed in 1967 as the evolution of the Charles P. Leach Insurance Agency; a sole proprietorship owned and operated by Charles P. Leach, Sr.

Charles Leach, Sr. – or “Charlie”, as he was affectionately known to all his friends, began the agency in 1932 after he acquired his life insurance license. He soon expanded the operation to include a full line of insurance products, including commercial lines, group insurance, pension, estate planning, and more. He built his reputation on honesty, fairness, and, above all, being available to his clients they needed him. His brand of service went far beyond simply selling insurance to clients; he was always available to help them in matters associated with their business and even personal lives; even if those matters were unrelated to their insurance needs or the business he might generate from them.

“Charlie” was also very active in community and civic affairs, both locally and at the state level. The Agency continues to encourage employee involvement in community affairs.

In 1966 Charles P. Leach, Jr., or Chuck, as he prefers to be called, joined the Agency and started a completely new career for himself. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chuck worked for General Motors before joining the Agency. Charlie and his son Chuck together formed the Charles P. Leach Agency, Inc. and Chuck is the Agency’s Chief Executive Officer today.


New Bethlehem, PA early 1900’s
The intersection of Broad and Wood streets

Charlie Leach once said: “The key to a successful insurance agency is stability and you build stability with loyal, capable employees who stay with you for many years and are devoted to customer service.” Today, Charles Leach continues to reflect the tenets of its founder.

We have several employees who have worked in the agency for more than 35 years and


New Bethelehem, PA today

several more who have worked there for more than 25 years.

This experience gives Charles Leach added value not found in most other agencies today.

In 1988 Lisa Leach Goth, granddaughter to Charlie and daughter to Chuck, joined the agency to continue the long family tradition of service in the insurance industry. Lisa graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information and Application Science. She spent two years working as a marketing and sales representative for another insurance company, where she managed 40 agencies across Pennsylvania and Ohio.

The motto of Charles Leach is “Protecting You Like Family.” This captures the essence of our agency, as it continues the legacy of our founder and it is much more than just an empty marketing catch phrase. We truly do feel close to our clients and we seek to guard and protect them like family through our offerings.

We also continue to serve the community in many other ways besides selling insurance, valuing others and treating them like part of our own family and putting their concerns first while serving their needs.

We leverage the four segments of our business to serve our clients by creating comprehensive protection plans for all our clients needs. The four segments of our business are: commercial lines, personal lines, health lines, and financial services. We use these interdependent and complementary services to design complete asset protection plans for our clients.

Call us today at: (814) 275-3224 or click the tab below to request more information or schedule a time to talk to one of our representatives.