Robert began Carpenter Insurance Agency in his home near Wayne, OH in 1984 selling for Wood County Mutual Ins. He also served on the board of directors for Wood Co. Mutual from 1984-2000 when they merged with Ohio Mutual Insurance Group.  In 1996, his daughter, Tammy joined him in the office obtaining her license and also joining the Wood Co. Mutual Ins. board of directors from 1996-2000. In 2001 they renamed the agency, Prairie Depot Insurance Agency, LLC. Prairie Depot was the name of Wayne, OH many years ago, we liked the name and decided to use it for our agency. February 2007 was a big change with a purchase of Essman Insurance Agency in Risingsun. This purchase provided us with more companies to provide better options for our customers. We moved our office to our current location at the time of the purchase and decided to keep the Prairie Depot name as that was where our roots began. Today we enjoy the many relationships we have formed since being in the Risingsun office and we look forward to many more years of service to the community!


award winning service


Robert Carpenter
,  Agent/Owner   29 years of service

Tammy Churchill,  Agent/Owner     17 years of service

Becky Scherf,  Secretary
Jackie Jordan, Office Help


Our Mission:

To provide insurance coverage specific to the customer's needs/wants and to provide excellent customer service.


To give the best service to our customers by assisting them in understanding the coverage that they need to provide the best protection they can afford for their property, business, or possessions.