Evans welcomes customers from A.M. Smith Group, Inc. and the Mietus Agency
The Evans Agency, LLC, the wholly-owned insurance subsidiary of Evans Bancorp, Inc., announced today that it has acquired two local insurance agencies – A.M. Smith Group, Inc. of Lockport, N.Y. and the Mietus Agency of Derby, N.Y.
Founded in 1913, The Evans Agency, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Evans Bancorp, Inc. that has grown from a small town, family-owned insurance agency to a dynamic multi-location professional insurance and risk management operation providing personal, commercial, and employee benefits solutions throughout Western New York. The acquisitions of the A.M. Smith Group and Mietus represent the 14th and 15th insurance agencies attained by Evans.
“Our goal has always been to provide individuals and businesses with good, old-fashioned insurance services to protect the things that matter most,” said Marc R. Smith, President of A.M. Smith Group, Inc. “The Evans Agency is a local organization that reflects the same style and values that our customers have come to enjoy and that was of utmost importance when choosing a partner agency.”
A.M. Smith Group will be relocating to the Evans financial center at 5688 South Transit Road in Lockport, starting on January 17, 2017. Customers are encouraged to continue utilizing the current A.M. Smith Group office at 42 Pine Street until that time; the phone number for A.M. Smith will remain the same throughout the transition. As part of the agreement, Mr. Smith and one associate will be joining The Evans Agency team on a permanent basis.
“As the decision to retire drew near, it was important to me and our agency to find a partner organization that would provide our local customers with the best service and the best price for their insurance and treat them like family and friends,” said Sheryl Mietus, Principal and Owner of the Mietus Agency. “We’re proud to have found just that in Evans.”
Mietus Agency customers are being welcomed to The Evans Agency office at 6834 Erie Road in Derby, approximately 0.2 miles from the Mietus location at 6878 Erie Road. The same phone number for Mietus may be utilized or customers may call (716) 549-3500. An employee from Mietus will be on staff at The Evans Agency to assist with the transition.
“We’re excited to be welcoming new customers to The Evans Agency Insurance family,” said Robert G. Miller, Jr., President of The Evans Agency, LLC. “The joining of three local insurance agencies further demonstrates the Evans commitment to the Western New York community and enhances our dedication of providing quality, cost-saving insurance solutions to local individuals, families, and businesses.”
The acquisitions of A.M. Smith Group, Inc. and the Mietus Agency were effective December 31, 2016 and January 1, 2017, respectively. Terms of the each deal were not announced.