I have known Walter for over 20 years and during that entire time I have found him to be an extremely dedicated, knowledgeable, and loyal agent and friend. Wally will work tirelessly to get you the product you need at the best possible price. He is incredibly patient ( I ask lots of questions) and answers them accurately and honestly( not just saying what I want to hear). He have even assisted us greatly in the claims process making sure claims are processed smoothly and fully. I would strongly recommend him to anyone (and I have) looking for any type of insurance.
David Kennedy – St Petersburg, Florida
Walter Dearwester provided me with competitively priced home, auto, and liability insurance in Ohio from June 2009 to 2014 when his agency was sold. Based on our work experience and his knowledge of the insurance market, I again had him provide my insurance coverage when he became a licensed agent in and I became a resident in Florida.
Tim Thomas – Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Mr. Dearwester has taken care of my insurance needs for years. He explains things well and answers questions thoroughly. He provides service promptly, pleasantly and efficiently. Wally knows the business well and always helps his clients.
Bernard Smith -Dayton, Ohio
I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Dearwester since 1975 working with him through the Fairborn Chamber and with the Insurance Agency he owned in Fairborn Ohio. Our business relationship continued to grow when he moved his agency to Dayton Ohio, we knew we could trust him and would take care of our clients. It was very simple we would call Wally or have the client call Wally and he took care of them. We never felt we had to follow up with him, but he would always keep us updated on any quote or policy he sold.
I became an employee of Wally’s in 2001, remembering all the work he did for my father’s agency helping his clients with both their personal and commercial needs. That was something I wanted to be able to bring to my clients. Working even closer with Wally I was able to witness the dedication he had to his clients at any time, I would often see him working from home taking care of business. The client’s needs were always put first.
His level of knowledge in the insurance industry and his desire and ambition too still learn has never stopped and with that knowledge he can usually find you the policy that best suits the client’s needs. If there is a GAP in coverage with your current carrier he will find it, fix it and is able to explain why and what he did.
It has been a privilege and an honor knowing Wally personally and professionally and I look forward to working with him in the future.
Sherry Mc Donald – Beavercreek, Ohio
I am pleased to recommend Walter Dearwester and Great South Insurance for Insurance Services.
Walter hired me in 2005 as a Producer/Account Manager for his then Guild and Landis Ins Agency, Dayton Ohio, in which he sold in 2014 to attain his ultimate lifelong goal…to relocate to Sunny Florida.
I consider Walter an experienced and trusted advisor and I have the deepest personal and professional respect for him. He has my Highest Endorsement.
Jami O’Brien – Centerville, Ohio
Reliable, Responsive, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy, Abstract thinker; These are words I would use to describe my friend and business partner for many years. A champion for his clients, he makes sure the correct coverage at competitive pricing is procured. Walter looks outside the box to make sure that his customers needs are met with products that are not simply "off the shelf" policies. Matching a customers needs to policies custom tailored to meet their goals, then standing alongside during difficult times when those policies are needed to rebuild their lives. If you want an agent to simply get you insurance then look elsewhere. If you want a professional who will work for you and with you, I highly recommend Walter Dearwester of the Great South Insurance Agency.
Ted Galbreath – Springfield, Ohio
I have known Walter Dearwester for a little over 15 years. Wally trained me when I joined Guild & Landis in 2003. His wealth of knowledge and professionalism in personal, business and life insurance is one that I have tried to mirror. He goes over and beyond for his colleagues and his insured to match them with the best coverage for the price best price. Working with Wally over the years, he has taught me the right way to carry myself in the insurance field. I could never repay Wally for all the time, effort and experience that he shared with me while we worked together. My respect for Wally has grown to a level of mentor and counselor. When I question anything in insurance, I know I can reach out to him and he will have the right counsel.
Ben Galbreath – Dayton, Ohio
I have known Walter for approximately 12 years, and have been a client of his for 9. He has always been able to find me the best deal for my home, car and motorcycle insurance needs, and his staff have always been outstanding when I’ve had a claim or even just a question. I have always known him to be thoroughly knowledgeable, and honest to a fault, a true man of his words. I wouldn’t deal with anyone else.
Jamie Gregory – Bellbrook, Ohio
I have known and been an associate of Walter Dearwester for over 30 years. In all that time I have found him to be a very knowledgeable and ethical leader in insurance sales and management.Walter’s empathy and understanding of an insured’s coverage needs enabled him to become a successful insurance agent.By working to maintain and grow a large insurance agency in Ohio, Walter also understands the reality of growing and maintaining profitable relationships with insurance companies and vendors.
Centerville, Ohio/Windermere, FL
Mr. Dearwester has saved me thousands of dollars in the seven plus years I have known him in Ohio. He has always been there for me to answer questions in a timely manner. I would highly recommend his agency for all your needs. Some of the coverage he handled for me included home, farms, farm equipment, rental homes, automobiles, liability blanket, and boat coverage. I am looking forward to working his agency in Florida.Arnie Aliff
Port Charlotte, FL
I have known Mr Dearweaster for over 40 years. He has handled all my insurance needs. It has been a great comfort to know that when and if I needed help he has been there on a moments notice. I could not think of a better or more well informed agent. He has solved many insurance related problems for me over the years. He even answered the phone when lightning struck a tree at 3am. He had a crew there by 9am. He has handled the transition from Ohio to Florida. I highly recommend Mr Dearweaster and his company.Ronald Ankney