Progressive was founded in 1937 by Jack Green and Joseph Lewis as Progressive Mutual Insurance Company.
In 1951, the company moved into a new headquarters in downtown Cleveland, Ohio after outgrowing their first office.
In 1955, Joe Lewis died and Jack Green becomes CEO. Joe’s son, Peter Lewis, begins working for the company.
In 1956, the company begins an auto insurance program for high risk drivers.
In 1965, Peter Lewis becomes CEO.
In 1974, the company moves headquarters to Mayfield Village, Ohio where they still reside today.
In 1987, the company is listed on the NYSE.
Today, Progressive is one of the largest automobile insurers in the US. The company also provides property and casualty lines.