Our Heritage

Our Heritage

Robert W. Forker, CLU,  1923-2000 Founder, Mentor, Friend

Robert W. Forker, CLU, 1923-2000 Founder, Mentor, Friend

Robert (Bob) Forker, CLU founded The Forker Company in 1949 after graduating from Columbia University and completing service in the Army Air Corps. The ability to “be his own boss” attracted Forker to the life and health insurance business. He appreciated the opportunities-and especially, the challenges-of being an entrepreneur.

The Forker Company quickly became a well-respected name, both in the industry and in the community. Bob served as president of both the Ohio Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) . He was also a Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table.

Being an active community leader was important to Bob, and that philosophy continues to live on at The Forker Company. His community service credits are truly too numerous to list.

Current President, Frank Dosch, CLU, ChFC, joined The Forker Company in 1979.  As Bob prepared for retirement, he looked to Frank to continue what he had started.  In 1988, Frank purchased The Forker Company from Bob.

Today, Frank credits Bob with being his mentor and role model. Both Forker and Dosch recognized how the business continues to change over time, and how to react to it. The one constant is that this still is, and will continue to be, a people-business. In a high-tech world, we are very “high-touch!”