About Us

group_handslight420x315Our agency began when Lawrence Steinhauer joined the firm of Hawthorn and Maben Insurance and Real Estate in Wayne. Mr. Steinhauer bought the firm in 1943 and changed the name to Steinhauer Insurance and Real Estate. Gerald Steinhauer joined his father’s firm in 1961.

The Steinhauer Insurance agency merged with Westside Associates agency in 1976 under the name of Professional Insurance Associates (PIA). Pooling their specialized talents and experience, the new agency expanded to serve customers nationally and internationally.

Over the years, Gerald Steinhauer was joined by his three sons: Philip, David, and Matthew. The Steinhauers opened their second location in Chelsea in 1998.

PIA expanded yet again in 2008 by acquiring The Brady Insurance Agency located near Rochester Hills (Shelby Township) and changed names to Brady Insurance. The acquisition has given Brady Insurance three locations across Michigan and access to even more quality insurance carriers. This allows our customers the ability to receive multiple quotes through one convenient source.