Joann Meyers founded the agency as Ronlee Insurance Center, Inc. As a single mother, she felt insurance was a field she could excel and provide for her girls. Only two women were in her class of 40 were studying for their insurance agent’s license in 1974. She wouldn’t put her name on the agency for a long time because she thought no one would buy insurance from an agency owned by a woman. My, how times have changed.
Her daughters, Lori and Cathy, started working in the agency during their high school years (late 1970s, early 1980s).
They now own the agency and have been managing it for over 15 years. Sadly, Joann passed away in 2008. The third
generation began working as a CSR in 2014 and the fourth generation started in 2015 in our social media department.
Joann would have been so proud to see what has been accomplished! We are one of the largest independent family-
owned agencies in the area. In the beginning, Joann only wrote manufactured home insurance policies. She also wrote
the very first auto policy for Foremost Insurance Company in 1981.
The agency started expanding, adding companies, and lines of business from there. Moving from the “mobile home”
agency to where we are today was a challenge. We have grown into an agency writing all lines of insurance with the finest
companies in the State of Florida. The agency was built on referrals, superior customer service, and educating the client.
That part of the business model remains constant. Earn the business one client at a time.
We started the name change from Ronlee Insurance in 1991 to J Meyers Insurance. We adopted the Palm Tree logo in
2000 representing stability, shelter, growth, and resiliency.
Stability: We have been serving the people of Florida since 1974 and represent quality companies with competitive
products for our clients.
Shelter: Our agents help protect our clients from disasters and provide money for the defense of lawsuits.
Growth: Education for our employees and clients, increasing our size to be able to offer quality products.
Resiliency: Able to weather hurricanes and Florida's economic and legislative environment. We serve our clients with
integrity and good honest service. Our mission is to leave everyone we talk to with more knowledge so they can move
forward, with or without us, by being better-informed consumers.
Our owners and agents are proud of having over 150 years of combined experience in the insurance industry. Quality
education for the employees is a priority. Lori and Cathy choose to spend the time and money to send our agents and
account managers to courses in a classroom setting. Webinars are ok in a pinch; nothing replaces one-to-one
conversation and learning. It’s not about the degree; it’s the knowledge that’s important.
Lori is a Past President and was a board member of the PIA (Professional Insurance Agents of Florida) for over 20 years.
She lobbies in Tallahassee and Washington D.C. for consumers and insurance agents.
Cathy received the Businesswoman of the Year from the PRIDE Chamber in 2015 and 2020. She currently serves on
their board of directors.
Current and past awards and affiliations include Producer Committee Chair for FRPCJUA. Serving on advisory boards of
Omega Insurance, Bankers Insurance, Progressive Insurance, and Tower Hill Insurance. Medallion Agency for Zurich
Insurance. Leadership award for PIA of Florida.
J Meyers Insurance was awarded Best of Orlando – Insurance Agency - by Orlando Weekly Magazine in 2022.
We are proud to be part of Orlando and live in our community. Some of the projects and services we have supported
include American Lung Association Fight for Air Climbs, Hope Community Center (Apopka), Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer, The Orlando Chili Cook-Off (2 Second place wins), Pride Chamber, Zebra Coalition, United Against
Poverty, and Give Kids the World.
We are excited about our partnership with 4Ocean. For every bracelet we give away, a pound of trash is cleaned up in
the ocean! 4ocean was started by two surfers and is based in Florida. They have cleaned up over 28,928,385 tons of
trash in our waters as well as the rest of the world.