Smith Insurance working with Webster waterfront homes
By: Gerard P Smith Agency, Inc.
by our namesake, Gerard Smith, in 1966 from his
home on Judson Street in the village of Webster.
Gerry has six sons, all of whom went through the
Webster School District and five of whom live in
Webster today. Gerry's oldest son, Tom, is the current
CEO of Smith Insurance along with his brother,
Kevin, who is the Vice-President. Tom's son, Ian,
is the President and 3rd Generation owner of the
agency. Ian is married to his wife Jamie and has a
3-year-old daughter, Kennedy. As of this magazine's
delivery, he will also have a newborn baby!
Ian attended grammar school right here in Webster
and went off to SUNY Fredonia where he studied
Economics and captained the soccer team. After
school, Ian worked for LogicalSolutions.net, a website
development, marketing and hosting company
and Plan Your Legacy, a financial services software
company in roles ranging from sales to internet
Julie is the Director of First Impressions at the agency and says,
I love the friendly family like atmosphere. We all say hello and
good bye, every day, like you would if you were at a party. I could
go on and on, but the fact that I have been here for 18 years really
tell its own story.
Smith Insurance is a property and casualty agency that provides
both business and personal insurance. The personal side of the
business includes homeowners, auto, umbrella, cottage, boat, RV
and life insurance, among other various products. The business
insurance side of the agency provides comprehensive liability,
property, disability, workers compensation and more to a wide
range of businesses from contractors, manu-facturing, restaurants,
service, doctor's office and real estate.
We are a small town agency with big city capabilities says Ian Smith.
With 23 team members and hundreds of years of experience in our
office, we are small enough to provide our clients with a personal
touch and one on one service, but experienced enough to advice our
clients on the most complex risks. In our agency, we truly do live up
to our tagline: "We protect you as if you were family."
Here's what Kristen S. says when asked why she likes working at
Gerald P. Smith Insurance Agency.
"I've worked at the Smith Agency for almost 12 years now. Tom,
Kevin and Ian are great to work for. They are honest, genuine
people that truly care about our customers. Can you believe they
still personally go to our client's home if needed, to review or
update coverage? By going the extra mile, our clients tell me they
feel important and safe, knowing they have the best and current
value possible! Working for them is easy! They are family friendly
and constantly show their appreciation to all of us!"
Ian says, it is imperative that residents are up to date on their
coverages and are conducting annual (at least) reviews with their
agent. Our lives change quickly and it is important that our insurance
protection changes with it. Small risks can turn into financially
catastrophic events and homeowners should take an active
role in making sure that their protection plan is appropriate.
We are a Webster business that is invested in our fellow residents,
says Ian Smith. We were born here, raised here, live here
and work here. As such, it is our goal, every day, to provide the
highest possible level of service while delivering an
excellent value to our clients and employees.
Cynthia G. says, I have been here since 2001 and
have not regretted the decision one day. This is a
place where the employees all respect each other
and that comes from the top, Tom,Kevin & Ian Smith.
We are professional, yet have our fun moments. We
enjoy our co-workers in and out of the office.We all
work hard, but our efforts are rewarded sometimes
monetary and sometimes in smaller ways, from
Happy Hours, to company hot dog cook-outs during
the lunch hour right out our back door; and always a
thank you each night as we leave for the day. I won't
be leaving the Smith's any time soon!
Gerard P. Smith Insurance Agency
4 East Main Street
Webster, NY 14580
Gerard P Smith Agency Inc.