A lot has changed in 100 years. What hasn’t changed is one Lethbridge company’s commitment to help protect its residents.
It’s unique to have any business survive for over 100 years. In Westland Insurance, Lethbridge has a local insurance agency with roots going back a century and not only surviving, but thriving. The agency, which has been located at 1201 3rd Avenue South near downtown since 1967, focuses on home, auto, farm and commercial insurance. Its commitment to excellence, professionalism and integrity has not changed since it first opened.
The agency was originally established in 1915 by the Hunt family, and operated as Hunt Insurance Agencies for 99 years. Mr. Hunt sold the first insurance policy to a Nobleford farmer in 1915. Westland Insurance acquired the business in 2014 from Ken and Bobbi Dueck (Bobbi is a third generation Hunt). Bobbi said, “Choosing Westland to continue the legacy of this family business was an easy decision once we saw that they, too, were a family run operation. Westland team members continually demonstrated integrity and shared values in how they cared for clients and our employees. They also put forth a solid vision for navigating the future challenges of the insurance industry in a world that continues to be chaotic and unpredictable. We were confi dent that this would give the business, our staff , clients and community a solid future.”
Today, Westland Insurance is one of Western Canada’s leading independent insurance brokers. They provide personalized insurance services in more than 120 locations in 77 communities across Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Westland is proud to maintain the long-standing relationships in the Lethbridge community established by Hunt Insurance. The Branch Manager, Lea Vadnais, who has been working in the Lethbridge branch for nearly 30 years said, “Under the mentorship of Ken and Bobbi Dueck, I had the opportunity to challenge myself with different roles over the years including personal and commercial insurance. It is a privilege to continue my career with Westland Insurance heading up a strong team of knowledgeable brokers.
“Paul VanderHooft, Commercial Insurance Manager, adds “It’s always been about the clients and helping them to understand what risks they face and what insurance can do to help mitigate those business and personal exposures. As part of Westland Insurance, we’ve been able secure additional insurance company partners and expand our reach. We’re excited that we can help even more members of our business community going forward.”
Insurance can be complicated and not all insurance policies are created equal. The Lethbridge Westland Insurance office uses their extensive expertise from their many years in business to find the best coverage to meet their clients’ unique needs. Visit the Westland Insurance location in Lethbridge or give them a call at 403-328-7777.
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