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Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022

LSI merges with Hickey-Morris Insurance

VW independent/submitted information

Leland Smith Insurance Services of Van Wert and Hickey Morris Agency of Delphos have completed a merger that will provide customers in the Delphos area with access to a wide variety of new insurance services and options.

Randy Myers and Krista Schlemmer of Leland Smith Insurance pose with Dan Morris and Dennis Hickey of Hickey-Morris Insurance. (photo submitted)
Randy Myers and Krista Schlemmer of Leland Smith Insurance pose with Dan Morris and Dennis Hickey of Hickey-Morris Insurance. (photo submitted)

Leland Smith Insurance Services, serving the community for over 31 years from offices in Van Wert, Paulding, Antwerp, Convoy, and Ottoville, is merging with Hickey Morris Insurance, established in 1959 by Cletus Hickey.

“My partner Dan Morris and I are excited about our new partnership with the Leland Smith agency,” said Hickey Morris Insurance President Dennis Hickey. “This relationship will allow us to expand the companies we can represent for home, auto, life, and business customers, and it means we can continue to provide the kind of one-on-one service that we feel has set our agency apart for more than five decades.”

Randy Myers, president of Leland Smith, is also looking forward to the partnership. “Both agencies are very similar in the kind of commitment to community support and sponsorships of area youth activities. Our philosophies make us a natural fit to work together,” Myers said.

Under terms of the merger, effective March 1, Hickey Morris Insurance offices will remain on East Second Street. The phone number, 419.692.5876, will also not change and Dennis Hickey and Dan Morris will continue to serve as local contacts for the agency.

Find more information about the merger and the new organization at www.lelandsmith.com.

POSTED: 03/11/16 at 6:44 am. FILED UNDER: Business