Diamond Partner Profile: Smith Insurance Associates

Sep 16, 2014

Smith Insurance Associates is an independent insurance agency that specializes in providing community associations with the most innovative protection at the best value available in the market.  Being an independent agent means that we represent several different insurance companies instead of just one captive company. Over the years we have built solid relationships with insurance carriers that specialize in insurance for community associations.  These carriers have remained steadfast in their commitment to our agency and to insuring Community associations in good times and in hard times.  Rather than spending hours gathering quotes from various companies for your community association, you can get it done with one simple call or email to Smith Insurance.  We will shop around with competing carriers to find your association the most comprehensive coverage at the most competitive price.

In addition to being an independent agent, Smith Insurance is highly regarded for our expertise in community association insurance.  Our staff is committed to understanding and staying abreast of the constantly-changing complexities of community association risk management and we have the credentials to back it up:

· Smith Insurance has three Account Executives that have earned the prestigious Community Insurance Risk Management Specialist (CIRMS) designation from CAI.  At the end of 2011, there were only 86 certified CIRMS nationwide

· Smith Insurance received the prestigious Business Partner of the Year award from the Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Chapter of CAI in December 2011.  This award is given to a CAI business partner who has provided extraordinary service and support to an individual community association and the industry as a whole.

· Our Account Executive Brian Friel, CIRMS, is the President of the Pennsylvania/Delaware Valley chapter of CAI for 2014.

· Our Agency has three past presidents of the Pennsylvania/Delaware Valley chapter of CAI.  Roger Perrymore in 1985, Steve Smith, Sr. in 1999, and Steve Smith, Jr. in 2009.

· We have two recipients of the Robert Wise award.  This award is given to an active chapter member who has shown outstanding service and dedication to the chapter.  Steve Smith, Sr. won the award in 1999 and Steve Smith, Jr. won the award in 2009.

· We currently have six staff members serving on various committees for the local chapter.

Not only is Smith Insurance a Community Insurance specialist, but the company is committed to educating professional community managers, board members, and the general public on the ever-changing complexities of community association insurance.  We believe that education empowers community associations to mitigate risk, ensure they are adequately covered, and protect themselves from major losses, thus allowing them to flourish and prosper.  Smith Insurance promotes education in the following ways:

· We provide educational seminars to CAI, the Greater Philadelphia Condominium Managers Association (GPCMA) and the Apartment Association of Greater Philadelphia (AAGP).

· We provide educational seminars to property management firms.

· We attend board of directors meetings for all community associations that we insure.

· We publish articles related to community association insurance.

· We provide pertinent loss control articles to all community association clients on an ongoing basis.

Smith Insurance Associates, Inc. was founded by Steve Smith, Sr. in 1981.  With over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, Steve began his career with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.  He was promoted through several cities before he joined the Independent Agency system in 1971.  During his career, he has been one of the largest producers of income-producing properties, including apartments, office buildings, shopping centers, and REITS in the Philadelphia area.  Steve’s extensive knowledge and experience with income- producing properties was a natural segue for insuring common interest developments in the 1980’s.  Because Steve has been insuring condominium and community associations since their inception, he is considered a pioneer in risk management for common interest developments.

The second generation of Smith’s became an active part of the agency starting over twenty years ago.  Steve, Jr., Kellie, Chris, Megan, Brian, Carrie and Brendan have all learned from the expertise of Steve, Sr. and have each contributed their own knowledge and experiences to the agency, and have dedicated themselves to upholding and expanding the family name and reputation Steve worked so hard to achieve.

When most people in the local common interest development industry hear the name Smith Insurance, the first thoughts that come to their mind are community association insurance specialists, an industry leader with uncompromising integrity and commitment to the well-being of the industry, and always up for a good time!

Smith Insurance Associates
1120 Bethlehem Pike, 2nd Floor, PO Box 858, Spring House, PA 19477 
877.742.4678 | TOLL FREE
215.542.5959 | PHONE
215.542.6990 | FAX

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