Our History

1985 – AHART Launched

Jack W. Ahart opens his own employee benefits focused insurance agency after having been in the insurance industry for 20+ years. The agency is named Jack W. Ahart Insurance Services.

1997 – Jenni Villane Joins

Jenni Villane leaves her position at Aetna US Healthcare and joins Jack’s team. Shortly after in 1998, Jack Ahart, Jr. joins the family business.

1999 – Ahart Benefit Insurance Services

The agency officially becomes Ahart Benefit Insurance Services and the growth plan for the future is set in motion. Jack Sr. is focused on building an agency of young professionals who will be the foundation of the business in the years to come.

2000 – Dan Ward Joins

Dan Ward leaves his position at Aetna US Healthcare and joins the AHART team to help move forward the goal of growing the agency.

2006 – New Officers

Jack Ahart, Sr., includes Dan & Jenni as minority owners of the business.

2013 – Dan Ward & Jenni Villane purchase the agency.

Dan Ward & Jenni Villane purchase the agency from Jack Ahart, Sr. The agency is renamed Villane Ward Insurance Services, Inc. dba: Ahart Insurance Services. The AHART team remains focused on providing the quality services that has built the agency reputation. Ahart Insurance Services also embraces the foundation of integrity and building solid client relationships that Jack Ahart, Sr. used as the cornerstone of his success.

2015 – Villane Ward Investment Advisors

The newest piece of the Villane Ward portfolio of services, Villane Ward Investment Advisors, is created to help plan sponsors establish quality retirement programs.