About Gilbert’s Risk Solutions


Times change and Gilbert’s Risk Solutions has been in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania to watch and participate for more than 160 years. We began with W.L. Murdock in 1854 when there were about 700 people living in Sharon. The foundation of the valley’s future industrial might was just being laid. We paid our first automobile insurance claim in 1912 – several years before Ford invented the first auto assembly line.

Our insurance agency continued to grow through two World Wars, a few name changes, and began offering risk management services in 2000. Now, we are one of the largest and fastest growing commercial agencies in Western Pennsylvania, with our client base extending across 25 states. We work with more than 100 of the nation’s premier insurance carriers in serving more than 3,000 businesses and families – five times the population that existed when we opened our doors!


Today, Gilbert’s Risk Solutions is under the leadership of Lew G. Kachulis, the company’s seventh president. We operate based on the foundation that times change, but our core values like integrity, honesty, and trust don’t – and they are what have kept Gilbert’s Risk Solutions growing and thriving for more than a century and a half.

Customer satisfaction is our lifeblood, demonstrated by the fact that our customers stay with us year after year, which can be seen in our recent high renewal rates:


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Our goal is to be your outsourced risk management partner

Business owners know that there’s always something that can go wrong.  Whether it’s a production delay due to a problem in the supply chain or a worker injury on the plant floor, you need to protect your operations, your productivity, and your bottom line. Gilbert’s Risk Solutions can help.

Times change but our commitment and values hold steady

Times are always changing, but Gilbert’s Risk Solutions has stood the test of time by acknowledging that fact and working with it, not against it. We work hard to innovate, stay on top of technology and trends, provide honest advice, and develop authentic, long-lasting relationships with our clients. That way, even as the times change, the trust we have built within our community never wavers.

Investing Time

Solid, effective risk management takes time: the time to get to know our clients, identify current and future risks, provide tailored solutions to mitigate those risks, and to see tangible results that back up our company’s entire business philosophy. We are willing to invest that time to ensure that we deliver unique, personalized solutions, a solid ROI, and exceptional service.

360 degree approach

We take a 360 degree approach to ensure all aspects of your business are secure. While insurance is important, our experts in Employee Benefits, Surety Bonds, and Loss Control offer our clients multi-pronged risk mitigation and layers of protection.  Our membership in Beyond Insurance Global Network affords us access to exclusive risk management and diagnostic tools, as well as niche insurance expertise from around the nation.

Time-tested values

Trustworthiness. Honesty. Integrity. Expertise. Confidence. These are values that we hold dear and that have withstood the test of seven generations. The cornerstone of our business is helping our clients to create safer work environments and to reduce the frequency and severity of claims.  We live up to our values by delivering on our promises and exceeding client expectations.