Our History


60+ Years of Aligning Wealth & Goals

  • 1958

    Doors Open

    John J. Delp enters the life insurance business and our 60 year journey begins.

  • 1970

    A New Name

    John Delp forms The John J. Delp Company servicing individuals and families in Northwest Ohio.

  • 1986

    Cleves Delp Joins the Family Business

    Cleves, the youngest son of John Delp, joins the family business learning life insurance best practices from his father.

  • 1989-1993

    Cleves Delp Recognized

    Cleves Delp starts a run of five straight years being recognized as Agent of the Year by the Alexander J. Hamilton insurance company.

  • 2003

    New Building Dedication

    Doors are opened to a brand new 24,000 square foot office building in Maumee, Ohio. The building was dedicated on Independence Day in 2003.

  • 2006
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    Tyler Horning Joins TDC

    Current TDC Life President, Tyler Horning, joins our team. We also form the Exclusive Marketing Organization (EMO) producer group paving the way for a national network of high-end producers to join together and obtain better products and service directly from carriers for their clients. The EMO went on to become the foundation for Lion Street.

  • 2010

    Firm Rebrand

    Official rebrand to the firm name TDC Life.

  • 2011

    Lion Street is Born

    The EMO rebrands and relaunches under the name Lion Street. Cleves Delp and Tyler Horning become founding members and board members of Lion Street, a national producer group serving the best and brightest of the high-end life insurance industry.

  • 2013

    TDC Featured In Life Insurance Selling Magazine

    TDC Life and Cleves Delp are featured in the June edition of Life Insurance magazine, highlighting TDC’s innovative strategies and approach to growing its business and empowering team members.

  • 2014

    Lion Street Top Producer

    TDC Life named Lion Street’s top producing firm amongst a member group of over 100 firms nationwide.

  • 2015

    TDC Topples the $5B Death Benefit Mark

    TDC surpasses $5 Billion in managed life insurance death benefits. Today, we are proud to serve and manage on over $9B of life insurance death benefits. In 2015, TDC was also again named Lion Street’s top producing firm.

  • 2018

    We’re Expanding!

    Development of a 28,000 sq. foot expansion on existing office. TDC also the first to partner with Herman Miller on a revolutionary “Living Office” concept changing the way we work and service our customers.

  • 2019
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    TDC Establishes ReNew Life

    TDC creates ReNew Life, a new TDC Life entity focused on providing life insurance exit strategy services led by John Cates.

  • 2021
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    TDC Establishes Legacy Giving

    TDC creates Legacy Giving, a new TDC entity dedicated to helping philanthropic organizations and nonprofits leverage large gifts of life insurance to meet their donor goals.

  • 2022

    TDC a Top Producing Lion Street Firm…Again.

    Since Lion Street’s establishment in 2011, TDC Life has been a top 5 producing firm each year. 2021 was no different and we are proud of our team for the consistency and commitment to greatness each year.


60+ Years In Business.
And We’re Just Getting Started.


What Got Us Here Won’t Get Us There.