About Us

Our Agency provides insurance for your life, home, auto, commerical, business, church, and restaurant – and your future.
Our Team

Brian Byrne

Brian joined Horizon Insurance in August of 1991. He has been married to April Byrne since 2001 and they have 3 children. As a proud resident of Clintonville, he served on the Clintonville Commission from 2006-2009. Along with golf, Brian enjoys camping with his family as much as possible. Brian purchased Horizon Insurance Services from Paul Straub in 2010 and will continue the high level of personal service and integrity that Horizon clients have come to expect since 1982.

Kathleen Hutton

Kathleen joined Horizon in 2011. A Cleveland area native, she moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University. After graduation she decided to stay in Columbus, where she married her husband Joe and had four children. The children take up all of her free time, as they are very active in competitive swimming and scouting. After being a client of Horizon for over 15 years, she was very excited to join Brian’s agency. Kathleen has always understood the importance of being with an agency that knows who you are by name, and will help you as much as possible when problems do arise.

Paul V. Straub

Paul was born and raised in Columbus. After graduating he taught school for five years before joining Horizon in 1982. He became President of the agency in 1988 and sold his interest in 2010. Paul has been the business insurance specialist for Horizon for the last fifteen years and continues to service the business needs of his Horizon clients. In his spare time Paul enjoys golf and motorcycling. Please call Paul with any business insurance questions you may have.

Nanette D. Straub

Nanette (Nan) is a lifelong resident of Columbus. After graduating from University of Dayton and teaching elementary school for 8 years, Nan joined her husband Paul at Horizon as a licensed agent and office manager in 1988. Paul and Nan have three grown children who all graduated from Ohio University and live away from Columbus. Nan enjoys the long lasting and honest relationships she has developed with the Horizon clients and looks forward to helping them with their insurance needs. She really feels that Horizon’s service is what sets them apart.

Matthew K. Davis

Matt Davis began his insurance career in 1999, after his graduation from Ohio University in Athens, OH. He has been selling insurance for over 10 years. Matt is dedicated to his work and is known for his caring attitude and excellent service.

Matt’s goal is to treat every client in such a memorable way that they tell someone else how great it was. He wants to wow you with his service, coverage, and price.

On a personal note, Matt and his wife Kim live in Powell, OH with their three children

Mara Lee

Mara was born and raised here in Columbus, and is proud to have 15 years of customer service experience working with local businesses. Her interest in helping others and learning about her community led her to complete a B.A. in Sociology at The Ohio State University. Mara joined Horizon Insurance in 2015, and is passionate about being part of an independent local agency. In addition to working at Horizon, Mara loves cats, cheering on the Columbus Blue Jackets, and camping with her husband.

General Information

We are here to provide you with someone who will take the time to understand the needs of your family and/or your business and match the proper coverage to those needs. Part of understanding those needs is also recommending coverage in areas you may not have identified as a potential risk. Once we understand your needs we will use every resource to secure the proper coverage at the most competitive prices available. We only represent companies we feel offer top notch service and claims handling.


TRAVELERS INSURANCE COMPANIES     visit Travelers website
WESTFIELD INSURANCE COMPANY         visit Westfield website
PROGRESSIVE                                            visit Progressive website
FOREMOST INSURANCE                            visit Foremost website

Whether you need to make a policy change, have a question about billing or need to report a claim our customer service representatives are the best in business and will handle your request professionally and quickly. Our web site is also available 24/7 to accommodate your busy schedule.