Our Schiller History
Founder Robert “Bob” Schiller established Schiller Insurance in 1951.
In early 1951 Bob Schiller was a newly married, 25 year old furnace salesman here on the western slope when he was approached with the idea of selling insurance. It all started while Bob was playing a card game he loved to play called Pinochle. One of the players at the table was a good friend of his and also a successful insurance agent. The friend was well aware of Bob’s ability to sell furnaces and mentioned to him the idea of selling insurance. Always difficult to convince, Bob’s reply was, "Well, I don't know anything about insurance, how could I sell it?"
After further conversation and convincing, he decided he'd give it a try and started off on a smaller scale selling only health insurance policies for $10 a year in the surrounding areas of Montrose. His first day he sold between 40-50 policies and needless to say, he was hooked from that day forward. Since the first day of selling insurance was so successful he said, "Seems easy enough" and dropped the furnace business and devoted all his energies to learning insurance.
For the first few years he was able to sell insurance from his home, until the business had out grown the family home on Brown road and was moved to 6 North Junction Avenue where it still operates today! Over the years most members of the family have been invited to work at the agency in one form or another. Even to this very day, Schiller Insurance has been family owned and operated since 1951. It has been a family tradition that has covered over 60 years and three generations and we are ready for another 60 years!