Florida-based Sihle Insurance Group has entered into a contract with Ohio-based insurer Nationwide, to provide insurance services.

Sihle Insurance offers commercial, business, homeowner, personal, employee benefits, bonds and specialty lines of insurance with sales and service offices in Deland, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Tampa Bay and Vero Beach.

Sihle Insurance president Ken Sihle said the contract follows months of rigorous analysis by Nationwide of Sihle’s financials, organization and staff, sales and marketing systems, competitive position, client service culture, succession plans and future market potential.

"Having one of the nation’s largest and most respected business and personal carriers in our stable of providers is a major competitive move for us that will benefit our current and future clients immensely," Sihle said.