Meet Your Evolve Insurance Team
Bradley Hughes, Owner and Agent
Brad is an insurance policy expert who is born, raised, and dedicated to the 419. Married and father of four, he enjoys playing tennis, golf, and volunteering for community organizations. However, his passion is cutting wood and insurance premiums.
Carl Welch, Agency Producer
Carl is a father of four girls, active community member, Cedar Point season pass holder and pop culture movie buff. He is also almost as good at sports trivia as he is at finding the best insurance solutions.
Ron Charney, Agency Producer
From founding Charney Insurance to joining the Evolve team, Ron has been helping business owners and families solve their insurance needs for over 35 years. Father of 3 young men and grandfather of 1 little man, Ron enjoys playing golf, off-road motorcycling, garage rock, and tailoring insurance policies to fit his clients’ needs.
How We Evolve’d
Back in 2009, local resident, Bradley Hughes, began his insurance career by starting an agency under a well-known mega company. Here, he discovered that not everyone meets the strict underwriting guidelines of a single carrier. As years passed, he grew increasingly frustrated in not being able to properly insure all of his clients. He saw a need within the Toledo area for an independent insurance agency that not only put clients first when matching the right carrier to their needs, but could also bring back a personal, hometown feel when it came to customer service.
Taking his ability to thrive outside of the box, he applied the skills and knowledge he honed after decades of working in sales, project management and insurance, and established Evolve Insurance Consultants. Since it’s inception, Brad has fostered the Evolve mission to be there for clients every step of the way. He set out to create an environment for which people felt comfortable and secure. An insurance agency where clients could trust their agent and believe that they were well taken care of.
After working alongside each other for three years as referral partners, Bradley and fellow insurance agent Carl Welch grew to realize that they shared more than just a great working relationship. They also shared a similar set of values and goals when it came to business. In 2018, Evolve proudly and officially welcomed Carl into the insurance agency. Working together as Evolve Insurance agents, they aim to bring only the best in service and insurance products to their clients.
But don’t take our word for it…
“I’ve had many agents in my life, but after I was introduced to Brad Hughes, I am sure I will never need another one. This man is very professional and punctual in all aspects of his business. I couldn’t ask for a better experience and agent.”
– Joe C.
“Evolve Insurance is a very well educated, knowledgeable insurance agency that truly has their clients’ needs first and forefront. I had recently added equipment to my physical therapy clinic and asked them to review my contents coverage. They did so and added significant extra coverage to my policy AT NO EXTRA COST!!!!! Best of all, other clients have had the same experience. Call them to review your current policies at no cost. They saved me money when I switched to Evolve Ins.”
– Lisa K.
“Brad is a fantastic guy. He truly sits down and takes the time to understand your needs and finds the best fit. He does not take a sales-first approach, he takes a person-first approach, to make sure that everything is in place and you have the best coverage for the best possible price. I would highly recommend Brad! Thank you for all you do!”
– Matt G.
“This company is first class all the way. I would highly recommend them for your insurance needs since #1 they know what they’re doing and #2 they truly care about their customers!”
– Mark E.