Bixler Insurance Inc., an independent insurance agency, evolved from several small agencies in the Berne and Geneva area. In 1946 Herman J. Bixler joined the Wm. F. Phenig agency in Geneva, and soon after formed the Herman J. Bixler Agency, and coined the motto “Service beyond the Contract”. In 1966 Herman purchased the Jiggs Moser agency in Berne, and his brother Melvin Bixler managed the Berne office. In 1974 the name was officially changed to Bixler Insurance, Inc. and Herman’s son-in-law, Russ Flueckiger, joined the agency.