In this episode we sit down with current President & CEO of Wolfe Insurance Group to talk about his path from playing college basketball at Capital University, to eventually completely buying out his dad from the company he built from scratch and recently acquiring one of the most historic homes in Ohio. Wes takes us through his path into the insurance business, how the insurance industry is structure and works, acquiring one of the most historic homes in Ohio, hosting Arnold Schwarzenegger, the ups and downs of purchasing Wolfe Insurance Group, and what the future looks like for both himself and his company!
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(00:02:25) Conquering Columbus Intro Music
(00:03:28) Intro to Wes Wolfe
(00:04:08) The Circus House
(00:06:15) What can I do to leave an impact on the people and the community?
(00:06:53) Arnold Schwarzenegger
(00:08:00) After School All Stars
(00:10:00) Background on Wes
(00:12:05) Creating Wolfe Insurance Group and what makes them different
(00:15:00) How does the insurance industry even work?
(00:18:10) Insuring a floating hot dog stand, a Tyrannosauruses Rex femur bone, and a meteor
(00:19:40) The Hopper Cart
(00:20:35) Getting into the insurance business
(00:23:40) I focus on people and building genuine relationships and the rest just falls into place
(00:26:08) Wes buys his dad out of the company, for full price, and officially becomes the owner of Wolfe Insurance Group
(00:29:51) A typical day in Wes’ life
(00:31:40) Business after the purchase, recreating Wolfe Insurance Group
(00:33:30) Atmosphere and culture, what’s the big deal?
(00:36:50) Wes’ goals for himself and Wolfe Insurance Group
(00:38:00) What do you do for personal growth and development?
(00:41:15) The pros & cons of doing business and living in Columbus
(00:45:05) Driving the culture at Wolfe Insurance Group
(00:47:00) What does “Live Uncomfortably” mean to you?
(00:49:00) Closing Remarks
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