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Gross Insurance Agency

Gross Insurance Agency is a 3rd generation independent insurance agency, founded by Frank Gross. When Frank founded Gross Insurance Agency back in 1972, he was focused on building an agency that would help build the local community by educating people on insurance and helping them to receive insurance benefits that were tailored to their personal needs. This was done through the team of insurance agents Frank put together who worked to build a personal relationship with each of their clients. 

David Gross (Co-Owner and Licensed Insurance Agent)

David has more than 39 years of insurance and financial advising experience.  He has served as president and chairman of many local and state associations.  Over the years, he has achieved several designations including Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC).  In his spare time, David enjoys remodeling houses and vacationing.

Patti Rolf (Co-Owner and Licensed Insurance Agent)

Patti started in the insurance industry in 1984 as a co-op with Gross Insurance Agency.  After earning her degree in computer programming and becoming a licensed Property and Casualty agent in 1988. Patti enjoys free time with her family and is very proud to continue to help run the family owned business started by her father, Frank X. Gross.  Her favorite past times include cooking, playing with her grandchildren, boating at the lake as well as family vacations on the beach.  She also serves on the St. Thomas Church Parish Council. 

Paula Arthur (Licensed Insurance Agent)

Paula began her insurance career as a file clerk for an insurance company right out of high school.  She then served as a receptionist until she came to work for Gross Insurance in 1999.  After joining the Gross Insurance team Paula became a licensed life and health agent.  In her free time she enjoys watching her son play football and playing with her dog and cat.  She also enjoys vacationing in Myrtle Beach with her husband and son, listening to local bands with her friends and neighbors and is an avid horror and science fiction movie and book buff, especially Stephen King. 

Donna Hall (Receptionist)

Donna started at Gross Insurance as the receptionist /CSR in 1994.  She is a mother of one son who is a firefighter/paramedic and grandma to little Sean Davis.  She enjoys reading, listening to music, socializing with family and friends, but most of all she enjoys being a grandma!

Mary Hammons (Licensed Insurance Agent)

Mary began her insurance career as a CSR during her sophomore year in high school.  She obtained her insurance license and has moved from a personal lines agent to an agent in our commercial lines department.  In her free time, she enjoys crafting, baking, flower arranging, and bowling.  She loves spending time with her family watching football, Nascar, UK Basketball, and of course Disney movies with the grand babies.

Jenny Lay (Licensed Insurance Agent)

Jenny started working at Gross Insurance as Receptionist at the Walton office in 2015.  She obtained her insurance license in July 2016.  She is a mother of two daughters and Nana of two grandsons and one granddaughter.  Jenny enjoys watching UK Basketball and Cincinnati Bengals with family and friends.  Her favorite hobby is boating.

Jean Pettit (Licensed Insurance Agent)

Jean started in insurance as a CSR in March 1991 with Kentucky Farm Bureau.  In January 2012, she took a CSR position with Gross Insurance Agency.  Jean is a go getter who also has a part time cleaning business.   In her spare time, she loves cooking and making up new recipes.  She is in the process of writing a recipe book.  Jean also enjoys crafting and refinishing furniture.

Judy Readnour (Licensed Insurance Agent)

Jenny started working at Gross Insurance as Receptionist at the Walton office in 2015.  She obtained her insurance license in July 2016.  She is a mother of two daughters and Nana of two grandsons and one granddaughter.  Jenny enjoys watching UK Basketball and Cincinnati Bengals with family and friends.  Her favorite hobby is boating.

Nicholas Rolf (Licensed Insurance Agent)

Nick began his insurance career as a co-op at Gross Insurance during his junior year at the University of Louisville.  After graduating with a degree in Marketing, he began working full-time in the agency in 2012.  He is a third generation of the family owned/operated agency.  Nick and his wife, Jessica, welcomed their first son in October of 2018.  In his free time, Nick enjoys spending time with his family and friends.  Summer days are typically spent on the lake doing water sports or relaxing on the beach on family vacations.  He keeps busy doing remodeling and other handy work among other activities such as sand volleyball.

Rachel Wilder (Licensed Insurance Agent)

Rachel began her insurance career in August of 2018 with Gross Insurance. She is a wife, and mother of a little boy. In her spare time, Rachel loves to spend time with her husband and son. She also enjoys being outdoors, and vacationing with her family.

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