With a true heart and vision for our community, Ross Richey is the president of Lawton Insurance, whose goal is to uphold a hometown quality of service. In his career, he has purchased and acquired nine insurance agencies and updated them with the needed modern technologies.
While getting his degree at Western Kentucky University, Ross worked as an intern under Lawton’s previous owner.
“It was a gift to be mentored by such a great gentlemen and teacher,” Ross said. “What I learned was something no one could ever get in school: real world business ethics and how to treat people the old-fashioned way–with respect and honesty.”
In 2013, Ross purchased the old Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce building on State Street, spearheading the renovation and bringing the corporate headquarters of Lawton Insurance to downtown Bowling Green.
Today, Lawton Insurance has provided thousands of Kentuckians with affordable insurance coverage and unparalleled customer service. Offering individual and commercial options, Lawton is dedicated to providing solutions at an affordable price and forming relationships built on trust and confidence.
In December 2015, Ross and his brother, Blake Richey, purchased Ironwood Farm, extensively remodeling the barn to transform it into an event venue. The Farm is scheduled to host more than 20 weddings in 2018. Ross and Blake hope that Ironwood is a facility that many locals and nonprofits take advantage of and take pride in. Ross took over the historical residence on the property, originally built by U.S. Sen. Joseph Underwood in 1852. The house was later owned by the Garvin family, who founded Camping World. Today, the house is listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Ross’s work stretches far beyond his business ventures. He was recently president of the Young Agents of Kentucky and has served on several national insurance councils and advisory boards.
He and his parents attend First Baptist Church. Ross places great pride in extended learning and has obtained several educational designations including Certified Work Comp Advisor and Accredited Advisor of Insurance.