Avery W. Hall Insurance Celebrates 95 Years

The late Avery W. Hall founded the Avery W. Hall Insurance Agency, Inc. in 1925. With the Great Depression right around the corner, Avery sold insurance while still maintaining his job at the shipyard. It was a rocky start, but with enough determination and tenacity, the business prospered.

Avery understood the importance of providing quality service to his community, both in the insurance industry and beyond. His journey from a poor boy born on a small farm to a successful businessperson and philanthropist is nothing short of remarkable. During his life, he served his community as a Red Cross Volunteer, as a member of the chairman of the Wicomico County Welfare Board, as a member of the Wicomico Children’s Home board, and as an overseer to the construction of the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center.

Avery W. Hall founded the Avery W. Hall Insurance Agency, Inc. in 1925.

His humble attitude and incredible work ethic formed the foundation of his company and still serves as an inspiration to his employees. His motto was to treat people right, not just the first time you meet them but every time. What started as a small business conducted out of his home quickly grew and, after 95 years of business, that philosophy still drives the success of our employee-owned company today.

In 1981, at the age of 82, Avery retired, leaving the company in the hands of six trusted “producers.” The agency has flourished and grown over the last 30 years by the acquisition or ownership in stock of the following: Henderson Insurance, Chesapeake Insurance, Seidel Insurance, Farnell & Gast, LLC, Brittingham & Williams, LLC, RFJL Insurance, HKT Insurance, Gordy Insurance, and Hall-Richardson Insurance. Avery Hall also expanded to include Avery Hall Benefits Solutions in Salisbury and Easton, specializing in Life & Health Insurance products, including Medicare Supplements, Group Benefits, and Health Insurance.

Joe Gast is President of Avery W. Hall Insurance Agency, Inc.

Since then, the agency has grown to over 75 team members, five locations and offers multiple product lines that cover personal and commercial insurance as well as benefit solutions. As recipients of numerous industry awards and recognition, Avery Hall Insurance is known as the “go-to” agency for individuals and businesses who value reliable and thorough service, whether commercial and personal insurance or benefit solutions.

Cindy Whaley is President of Avery Hall Benefit Solutions.

In addition to fulfilling the area’s insurance needs, Avery Hall follows its founder’s footsteps by being an advocate for community support and involvement. Employees take part in charity events, both as a company group and individually. Some of the non-profits that they proudly support include: United Way of Lower Eastern Shore, Habitat for Humanity Choptank, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, YMCA of the Chesapeake, and the Wor-Wic Community College Foundation.

For more information about Avery Hall Insurance, visit www.averyhall.com or call the Easton at 410-822-7300.

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