About Smith Insurance

In 1966, Gerard P. Smith was working for a major insurance carrier when he realized that something was missing. Gerard knew he had more to offer and he wanted to provide something better for his customers. So, he parted ways with the major carrier and set up a desk and telephone in the family room of his village home. Gerard founded his agency on a commitment to the very highest level of service, and his idea turned out to make a lot of sense!

Since then, the Gerard P. Smith Insurance Agency in Webster NY has grown into one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the region, thriving on the strength of our founder’s original idea.

Gerard’s son, Tom Smith, joined the firm in 1977 and became the company president at his father’s retirement in 1993. Tom’s brother, Kevin Smith, is also involved in the family business, serving as our Vice president. Both Tom and Kevin are life-long residents of Webster as well as accomplished insurance agents and counselors. Continuing the tradition even further, Ian Smith, a third-generation member of the Smith family became a partner in the agency in 2012 took over as President and CEO in 2017.

Today, you’ll find us at the Four Corners in Webster in the former HSBC bank building which the agency purchased as our new home in 2003.

We continue to be guided by the basic principals adopted by our founder: Trust. Reliability. Extraordinary personal service. YOU come first in everything we do. In other words…

We protect you as if you were family!