About Nicklas Insurance Group

Our History

The Nicklas Insurance Agency was established in 1962 by Richard J. Nicklas. Dick founded the agency with a firm commitment to the growth and success of not only the business but also the surrounding areas.

In 1983, our agency joined forces with three other agencies to form The Keystone Insurers Group. Today, Keystone Insurers Group has over 100 locations across Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana providing: Insurance, Financial Services, Pensions and Employee Benefits, and Risk Management Consultation to over 250,000 individuals and businesses developing in excess of over $1.43 billion in premium.

In February of 1997, John Mulcahy and Frank Scutella purchased Nicklas Insurance. Locally, our agency has expanded rapidly in the last 10 years with locations in St. Marys, Ridgway, Coudersport, Knox and Erie, Pennsylvania. Recent acquisitions of Kronenwetter Insurance Agency (2004 – St. Marys), Coudersport Insuring Company (2007 – Coudersport) and Anderson & Kime Insurance Agency (Ridgway -2004), has enabled us to provide products and unparalleled service to customers in Western Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.


We pride ourselves in recruiting experienced, courteous and professional employees, as representatives of our agency. In fact, our staff members have over 150 years of combined insurance experience. Our entire staff attends annual insurance industry seminars, and it is our policy to encourage continuing education in the insurance field.

Members of our staff have the following industry designations:

  • Certified Insurance Service Representative
  • Chartered Life Underwriter
  • Chartered Financial Consultant
  • Chartered Property/Casualty Underwriter
  • Registered Financial Consultant
  • Series 7 Securities License

Team Concept

A three-tiered service team approach consisting of an Agency Manager, Account Manager, and Customer Service representative who understand you or your firm’s unique needs and focus on the fulfillment of those needs.


A state-of-the-art computer system, specifically designed for our business, which provides an efficient, secure operating environment, enabling us to deliver the highest quality service to you and/or your firm.