Our history started when...
Gans & Smith was organized in 1889 by J.R. and T.E. Clemmons, and has operated continuously during this period, with certain name changes.
The agency assumed its present name in 1912, under the partnership of W. Bruner Smith and Daniel W. Gans. There have been no name changes, since, though several partners have come and gone during this time. Ownership of the agency at the present time is vested in four corporate principals.
Looking to the Future...
We may be over 100 years old, but we're definitely not living in the past - we are looking to the future with great anticipation. Gans & Smith has faith in the future of the American Agency System, and the independent agent. We dedicate ourselves to keeping abreast of the latest insurance coverage in order that we may offer our clients the best coverage, with the best company, at the best price.
We have seen and experienced the many changes from horse and buggy days through the years to the present, and with the cooperation of the many fine companies represented by this agency, we know that we are in a position to serve you (our insured) well into the present and into the future.
As an independent agent, we pledge ourselves to serve you, our clients, first.