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About Us

Our History:

Gans & Smith Insurance Agency, Inc. was organized in 1889 by J.R. and T.E. Clemmons, and has operated continuously during this period, with certain name changes. The agency assumed its present name in 1912, under the partnership of W. Bruner Smith and Daniel W. Gans. There have been no name changes, since, though several partners have come and gone during this time. Ownership of the agency at present is vested in four corporate principals.

Looking to the Future:

We may be over 100 years old, but we’re not living in the past – we are looking to the future with great anticipation. Gans & Smith Insurance Agency, Inc. has faith in the future of the American Agency System, and the independent agent. We dedicate ourselves to keeping abreast of the latest insurance coverage in order that we may offer our clients the best coverage, with the best company, at the best price.
We have seen and experienced the many changes from horse and buggy days through the years to the present, and with the cooperation of the many fine companies represented by this agency, we know that we are in a position to serve you (our insured) well into the present and into the future.

We are dedicated to our local communities by:

Protecting our finest families & businesses
Cultivating strong relationships
Partnering, volunteering, and serving in areas of need
Delivering high-value risk management products & services

Our values and passions:

Ethics – we choose integrity in everything we do
Knowledge – we value continual learning and pride ourselves in our experience
Trust – we believe relationships are built on partnerships, honesty, and commitment
Community – we believe in giving back with our time, talents, and resources.
Loyalty – we are committed to remaining independent & delivering on our promises

No matter your insurance needs, we can help you find the perfect policy to give you peace of mind without breaking the bank. Contact us for a quote today!

Featured in Longview’s 150th Celebration

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in Longview, Texas, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. Gans & Smith Insurance Agency, Inc. represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies. Therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn’t purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn’t have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family’s financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, you wouldn’t have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, because it’s up to you to make the final choice.

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