Hometown Insurance Partners
Hometown People, Hometown Values!

The Team

Tawnia and Tracy


How It All Began…

We are and have always been a family based agency that started in 1932 by Milton Stoner and then later Ed Brater came aboard in 1954. Which, is when it became Stoner-Brater. Years later in 1987, Bob Langford bought the agency. After 28 years of running the business, Bob decided he was ready to retire part time to Florida. So Tawnia and Tracy (who is Bob’s daughter) decided to purchase the agency from him and keep the family business going. Tawnia and Tracy had worked so well together for 20 years that it only made sense to keep it going!

We moved the business from Fairfax to Anderson and changed the name to Hometown Insurance Partners, LLC  est. in 2015. We are currently located at the corner Clough Pike and Eight Mile Road, in the Clough and Eight Mile Centre.


Tawnia Rufner

I am originally from Terrace Park, Ohio.  I am a 5th generation Cincinnati-an; I am raising a 6th generation, now living in Anderson Township, with my husband of 22 years.  We relocated to Anderson from Deer Park shortly after my son was born in 2001.


I went to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  I got a summer job in the insurance business back in 1984 and fell in love with it.  I decided to further my education in the insurance business, instead of going back to Miami University.  I obtained my personal, commercial, life and health licenses.  I have worked for Safeco, Cincinnati Insurance and Western Southern in the past 30 years, plus a few others around the Cincinnati/Hamilton area.

Best Advice

The best advice I can give anyone about insurance is to be informed about your coverage. Do not take for granted, or just assume, that you have the proper coverage.  Research it, talk to your insurance agent, make sure you have all the coverage you need. I think having your coverage with an Independent AGENT gives you an advantage, we can help guide you and keep you informed about the confusion that is the world of insurance.


Tracy Mitchell

I was born and raised in Anderson Township. I graduated from Anderson High School in 1995 as did my mother in 1966.  I have since recently relocated to New Richmond last year with my husband of 14 years and our 2 dogs Jackson and Bo.


After graduation, I started working part time for my father Bob Langford and started school at UC Clermont. Soon I realized that insurance was what I wanted to do full time! I loved that everyday I learned something different in the insurance industry. I now have over 20 years of experience to share in the insurance business.

Best Advice

If I had any advice to give to someone about their insurance policy is to read  your policy. If you do not understand something, call and ask questions. As an insurance agent we don’t always know what you have or what acquisitions you have made in the past year , but are always here to help you understand it and what you may need. Again this is why we are family business just trying to help other families.

I’ve worked with Tawnia for many years. She handles all of my insurance from auto and homeowners to insurance for the business. She makes the experience of getting insured hassle free and accomplishes tasks promptly, sometimes even in minutes, not days or weeks later. I know that I can call Tawnia or Tracy with any question no matter how big or small and it will be taken care of with kindness and professionalism. I highly recommend the prompt, personal, and professional service that I’ve received with Tawnia and Hometown Insurance Partners, LLC to anyone who wants hassle free coverage from friendly and knowledgeable professionals!
— Kevin S.

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