PENN YAN, NY – Insurance Business America magazine has named the first-ever list of top- performing independent insurance agencies across the United States. Stork Insurance Agency based in Penn Yan, NY has been selected to be included in the list of 35 top agencies across the US. The Elite Agencies range from big to small, one office to many and have an average business history of 60 years. This year’s list provides a chance to highlight these agencies that are leading the way in terms of customer service, employee satisfaction and community service.
The Elite Agencies shared their unique stories as to what exactly it is that makes their agency elite. The profiles made significant mention of the ways they go the “extra mile” to better serve their clients, take care of their employees, and make their communities a better place through extensive charitable and volunteer activities.
Stork Insurance Agency was specifically mentioned because of their unique position as a trusted adviser to more than 90 winery, brewery and distillery customers. According to Steve Stork, “It has been a pleasure working with and getting to know our customers in the beverage industry. They appreciate our staff’s quick service and personal attention. We are continually looking for better ways to insure them and make the process easier for our customers”. The agency also works with a variety of different businesses and personal clients throughout the 14-county Finger Lakes region. Stork Insurance has 13 agents in three offices and its community support includes education, the arts, non-profit organizations and local events.
“In these listings, we weren’t looking for sheer size so much as efficiency and innovation within an organization”, said Caitlin Bronson, Associate Editor of Insurance Business America. “Qualities like great customer service, a forward-thinking use of technology and even commitment to community service were what really set these agencies apart. Through its excellence in a unique niche and its ongoing support of so many other commercial enterprises, Stork Insurance Agency stood out as a real asset to the Finger Lakes area and to the business of insurance.”