J. Smith Lanier & Co. Earns Senior Partner Designation

April 17, 2013 – J. Smith Lanier & Co. of Columbus has earned the Senior Partner designation from Grange Insurance, placing the agency in an elite group. This honor places special status upon independent agencies that sell Grange products based on their experience, professionalism and superior performance.

Located at 200 Brookstone Ctr Pkwy St 118, J. Smith Lanier & Co. serves customers in Columbus and the surrounding area.

Grange only sells its products through independent insurance agents because they offer the best local insurance guidance, represent a variety of companies to find the best fit for each individual, family or business, and support the community where they live and work.

“We believe strongly in backing our agents and giving them the tools to succeed,” said Tom Welch, Grange Insurance president and CEO. “J. Smith Lanier & Co. is a terrific example of a high-performing agency and how independent agents provide the best option for people looking to protect what’s important to them. They are big contributors to our success and we thank them for their dedication and partnership.”

Grange Insurance, with $2 billion in assets and in excess of $1 billion in annual revenue, is an insurance provider based in Columbus, Ohio. Through its network of independent agents, Grange offers auto, home, life and business insurance protection. Established in 1935, the company and its affiliates serve policyholders in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.grangeinsurance.com.

J. Smith Lanier & Co., headquartered in West Point, GA, is an employee-owned company founded in 1868 and has become one of the largest privately owned insurance brokers in the United States. Since 1868, the company has grown from a three-employee local agency to a major regional firm employing over employees in eight divisions and 19 branch offices. J. Smith Lanier & Co. offers commercial and personal lines insurance, employee benefits, aviation insurance, surety, and risk control.