About Heritage Insurance Advisors

Committed to a Legacy of Integrity & Excellence

Locally Owned in Central Ohio

We are proud to be a local and family owned business in Columbus, Ohio.
We strive to be your quality experts for all things insurance.
From your personal investments to your business endeavors, we
are your relatable and trusted single stop for insurance questions,
advice, and risk management decisions.

Locally Owned in Central Ohio

We are proud to be a local and family owned business in Columbus, Ohio. We strive to be your quality experts for all things insurance. From your personal investments to your business endeavors, we are your relatable and trusted single stop for insurance questions, advice, and risk management decisions.

Values-Driven

Servant Leadership

Create a culture of stewardship, empathy,
and respect.

Authenticity

Initiate honest conversations and take ownership of our work.

Integrity

Earn your trust through transparency and doing the right thing.

Focus on You

Prioritize your success, be an available resource, and find innovative solutions.

Values-Driven

Servant Leadership

Create a culture of stewardship, empathy, and respect.

Authenticity

Initiate honest conversations and take ownership of our work.

Integrity

Earn your trust through transparency and doing the right thing.

Focus on You

Prioritize your success, be an available resource, and find innovative solutions.

Committed to Quality Insurance

As an independent agency, we partner with financially strong, national
insurance carriers. This means that we compare and contrast
various policies, finding you more coverage for less money if we can!

Our Carriers

Committed to Quality Insurance

As an independent agency, we partner with financially strong, national insurance carriers. This means that we compare and contrast various policies, finding you more coverage for less money if we can!

Our Carriers

Carl Bara
Co-Founder

Carl is a grateful husband, father of 3 children and a business enthusiast. With an extensive background in commercial lending and insurance, and as a multifaceted entrepreneur, he is passionate about helping businesses achieve growth wisely. You can expect to meet someone who is patient, solution-driven, and authentic. When Carl is not working on your insurance needs, you can find him planning a trip to Disney or enjoying a pizza and movie night with his family.

cbara@hia-oh.com

Preston Hurd Sr.
Co-Founder

Preston is first and foremost a blessed husband, father of 4 children, and 4 grandchildren. With 40 years experience in operational leadership, he has an eye for detail and is our go to for quality process development. Preston never meets a stranger. You can expect to meet someone who is relatable, result-driven, and honorable. When Preston is not helping customers manage their risks, you can find him on the patio with freshly brewed coffee and family or building a tent with his grandkids.

phurd@hia-oh.com

Bryan Blau
Account Executive

Bryan is an Ohio native and graduate from Ohio State University. He began his career building community projects in the foothills of Appalachia with AmeriCorps. Bryan brings an enthusiastic approach to insurance and genuinely cares about doing the right thing. You can expect to meet someone who is bright, efficient, and witty. When Bryan is not providing great service to clients, you can find him in a local coffee shop, editing photos from his many adventures or eating a #9 meal at Chick-fil-A.

bblau@hia-oh.com

Tony Kent
Producer

A native of upstate New York, Tony spent the beginning of his career traveling the world as a production manager and front of house engineer for touring music groups and large-scale events. Looking for new career interests, Tony and his wife started a vacation rental management company. While searching for the right insurance product for his short-term rentals and his classic Mustang, he was drawn to the world of insurance. Tony brings creativity, excitement, and tenacity to everything he does. He aims to help you find products that fit their growing personal and business endeavors. When not working, you can find him skiing, playing live music, or hanging at a craft brewery with his wife.

tkent@heritageia.com

Andrew Oswalt
Licensed Insurance Advisor

Andrew Oswalt has a broad background in non-profit management, sales, and ministry. He draws on his love for people, problem-solving, and risk management to offer the best insurance solutions for a variety of circumstances. He and his wife, Ginny, met while undergrads at Columbus College of Art and Design, and have been married for 25 years. They live in Clintonville, where they're raising three high-energy tween and teenagers. Andrew has a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Seminary and in his spare time, he is a pastor of a Vineyard Church in Central Ohio and does Pastoral Counseling and Coaching through his practice, Living Leadership.

aoswalt@heritageia.com

Sarah Ogunduyile
Communications Specialist

Sarah is a marketing and communications specialist who supports Heritage Insurance Advisors from sunny Orlando, Florida. A graduate of Towson University, she is passionate about using writing and strategic communication to help businesses meet their full potential and is available for outside projects. Sarah is proud to be working with Heritage Insurance Advisors to bring them reliable resources, creative content and web strategy--all the while making the world of insurance fun and approachable. When she's not typing away, she's dreaming of travel. She has extensive international experience, having lived abroad in Johannesburg, South Africa where her love for singing provided an opportunity to connect with communities around the world.

Carl Bara Co-Founder

Carl is a grateful husband, father of 3 children and a business enthusiast. With an extensive background in commercial lending and insurance, and as a multifaceted entrepreneur, he is passionate about helping businesses achieve growth wisely. You can expect to meet someone who is patient, solution-driven, and authentic. When Carl is not working on your insurance needs, you can find him planning a trip to Disney or enjoying a pizza and movie night with his family.

cbara@hia-oh.com

Preston Hurd Sr. Co-Founder

Preston is first and foremost a blessed husband, father of 4 children, and 4 grandchildren. With 40 years experience in operational leadership, he has an eye for detail and is our go to for quality process development. Preston never meets a stranger. You can expect to meet someone who is relatable, result-driven, and honorable. When Preston is not helping customers manage their risks, you can find him on the patio with freshly brewed coffee and family or building a tent with his grandkids.

phurd@hia-oh.com

Bryan Blau
Account Executive

Bryan is an Ohio native and graduate from Ohio State University. He began his career building community projects in the foothills of Appalachia with AmeriCorps. Bryan brings an enthusiastic approach to insurance and genuinely cares about doing the right thing. You can expect to meet someone who is bright, efficient, and witty. When Bryan is not providing great service to clients, you can find him in a local coffee shop, editing photos from his many adventures or eating a #9 meal at Chick-fil-A.

bblau@hia-oh.com

Tony Kent
Producer

A native of upstate New York, Tony spent the beginning of his career traveling the world as a production manager and front of house engineer for touring music groups and large-scale events. Looking for new career interests, Tony and his wife started a vacation rental management company. While searching for the right insurance product for his short-term rentals and his classic Mustang, he was drawn to the world of insurance. Tony brings creativity, excitement, and tenacity to everything he does. He aims to help you find products that fit their growing personal and business endeavors. When not working, you can find him skiing, playing live music, or hanging at a craft brewery with his wife.

tkent@heritageia.com

Andrew Oswalt
Licensed Insurance Advisor

Andrew Oswalt has a broad background in non-profit management, sales, and ministry. He draws on his love for people, problem-solving, and risk management to offer the best insurance solutions for a variety of circumstances. He and his wife, Ginny, met while undergrads at Columbus College of Art and Design, and have been married for 25 years. They live in Clintonville, where they're raising three high-energy tween and teenagers. Andrew has a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Seminary and in his spare time, he is a pastor of a Vineyard Church in Central Ohio and does Pastoral Counseling and Coaching through his practice, Living Leadership.

aoswalt@heritageia.com

Sarah Ogunduyile
Communications Specialist

Sarah is a marketing and communications specialist who supports Heritage Insurance Advisors from sunny Orlando, Florida. A graduate of Towson University, she is passionate about using writing and strategic communication to help businesses meet their full potential and is available for outside projects. Sarah is proud to be working with Heritage Insurance Advisors to bring them reliable resources, creative content and web strategy--all the while making the world of insurance fun and approachable. When she's not typing away, she's dreaming of travel. She has extensive international experience, having lived abroad in Johannesburg, South Africa where her love for singing provided an opportunity to connect with communities around the world.

 

Make a Referral & Make a Difference

We are grateful to donate each year to a local nonprofit, LifeCare Alliance, to meet critical needs across
Central Ohio. We love being a part of their mission.
But it doesn’t have to stop here,
YOU can help too!


Help us give back by making a referral. For
every new client you introduce to us, we will
donate an additional $10 to LifeCare Alliance.

 

Make a Referral & Make a Difference

We are grateful to donate each year to a local nonprofit, LifeCare Alliance, to meet critical needs across Central Ohio. We love being a part of their mission. But it doesn’t have to stop here, YOU can help too!


Help us give back by making a referral. For every new client you introduce to us, we will donate an additional $10 to LifeCare Alliance.

Here's What Our Valued Clients Have to Say

  • Incredibly prompt service with clear knowledge of all the tools available to help us find our best solution. We felt truly listened to and understood by our representatives, and we are still very pleased with our decision to switch to Heritage!

  • These guys are great to work with. Trustworthy and great at listening to your needs as a whole. They take your “big picture” in to consideration and show you where you can save money as well as where your gaps in coverage are. Great for investors with a portfolio of real estate.

  • We have our homeowners insurance through Heritage. Both our primary residence and our vacation rental properties. Great rates and coverage for your home and they are the only insurance agency I have spoken with that has options specifically designed for vacation rentals. If you have a property that you rent through Airbnb or VRBO you need to talk to them about their vacation rental products. On top of the products the team is friendly, accessible, and responsive. I like being able to call someone directly when I have questions or requests instead of clawing my way through an automated system.
  • The team at Heritage Insurance Advisors is great! Not only are they committed to finding the best quality and option for the customer, but they also are there to help when you need it. When I bought my first home, I had lots of questions - and the Heritage team was there to help me understand what I needed to take care of my new property, and answered my questions along the way. You can be sure that you will get honest and expert advice!

  • I highly recommend the team over at Heritage Ins. I am a new business owner and their guidance in navigating insurance issues in my field has been a huge time saver. They are very responsive with answering my questions ranging from normal insurance scenarios to specialized niche issues. After easily proving themselves capable, I made the no brained decision and moved all my personal insurance over to them. For a new small business owner knowing that all my company/personal coverage is taken care of let’s me focus on the other hundred issues on the list.
  • When I switched Insurance companies, my old agent forgot to cancel the policy with them and said I owed them money. HIA called my old agent and got it canceled right away. I ended up owing my old agent nothing. Made my life a whole lot easier. Would highly recommend!!!!

  • I worked with HIA recently and they were able to cut my premium in half and still double some of my coverages. I was nervous about changing my insurance, but I am so glad I did!

  • HIA was extremely helpful when applying for new insurance. They took time to explain everything & find me the best possible coverage and rate.

Heritage Insurance Advisors

4100 Horizons Dr., Suite 203
Columbus, OH 43220

info@hia-oh.com

614-319-3501 (Office)

614-450-0674 (Fax)