History

The history of Smith & Eddy Insurance can be traced back to 1902 when in was known as the McPhail and Cole Agency.  In 1930, Mr. I. J. Eddy joined the agency as its manager.

In June of 1946 Major Robert J. Smith returned from duty in World War II and opened the Smith Insurance Agency.  He competed with the McPhain and Cole Agency until 1949 when it was mutually agreed to merge the two agencies.  Mr. Eddy and Mr. Smith co-managed the agency until 1952 when the Smith and Eddy Insurance Agency was established.

In 1957 Mr. Eddy announced his retirement.  Mr. Smith promised him that as long as he was alive, his name would “remain on the shingle” and a desk would be available for him.  Mr. Eddy passed away in 1978 at the age of ninety-six, however, his name still remains on the shingle.

Snyder Insurance Agency merged with Smith & Eddy Insurance, Inc in November of 2010. Another merger occurred in February 2011 with the Villadsen Agency. The additional experienced personnel and carriers are welcome assets to serving our clients.