August 8, 2012 – Business Insurance, a national risk management insurance magazine, reported July 16, 2012 that J. Smith Lanier & Co. is ranked #23 among the 100 largest brokerage firms in the United States. The rankings were the 2011 brokerage revenues generated by United States based clients.
"Our ranking as the #23 brokerage firm in the country is a tremendous honor," said J. Smith Lanier & Co. Chairman and CEO, D. Gaines Lanier. "For over 140 years, J. Smith Lanier & Co. continues its strong commitment to providing exceptional value and service to our employees and clients."
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 575 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.