Our Mission Statement:
Our goal is to partner with our customers to achieve long-term common goals, while striving to exceed their expectations of our services.
Morrissey Insurance, Inc. was founded by Bernard C. Morrissey (“Bernie”) in 1971. Throughout his 8 years (1963-1971) as a claims adjuster with Nationwide Insurance Company, Bernie witnessed the sad consequences which improper and inadequate insurance coverage had on farmers. Mr. Morrissey was convinced that these claims need not have been denied if the farmer‘s insurance advisor had understood farm coverage needs. In response, he negotiated a contract with Agway Insurance, Inc. and founded the B.C. Morrissey Insurance Agency in 1971.
Originally concentrating solely on farm and Agri-business coverages, Mr. Morrissey earned a reputation as a Farm/Agribusiness Insurance Specialist and soon became one of the top Agway agents in Central Pennsylvania. Responding to industry changes in 1981, Mr. Morrissey converted his agency from a direct writer agency (writing solely for Agway) to an independent agency. As an independent agent, he was able to offer his clients a variety of carriers who specialize in agribusiness and farm insurance. Over a period of four decades, his agency grew from a small in-home office with a part time secretary to a much larger agency with its own building and a full compliment of 14 licensed agents.
Throughout its history, the Morrissey Agency has remained faithful to its farm roots. The agency provides a continuous flow of pertinent information to its agri-based clientele as an active member and/or sponsor of Pennsylvania Young Farmers, Pennsylvania Holstein Association, Pennsylvania Poultry Federation, Local 4-H Clubs, and Dairy Princess Pageants, among others.
Responding to similar needs for affordable insurance with adequate coverages in the Land Preparation field, Bernie developed and implemented programs to assist those in the excavating, paving, well-drilling, and other related businesses. These innovative programs resulted in exceptional growth into commercial lines, which accounts for a substantial part of Morrissey Insurance, Inc. today.
Throughout its history, the Morrissey Agency has stood by its primary two-fold purpose:
1) To provide our customers with a comprehensive quality insurance program.
2) To afford the highest possible standards of excellence.
“Although our office is completely automated, we are a family run agency with the old-fashioned philosophy of personal service and integrity.”
-Bernard C. Morrissey