Twenty-eight years ago, Tom Blews ventured into the world of independent insurance agents by opening Rupert-Blews Insurance in Elderton, PA. Through his hard work and determination, and many loyal customers, this fledgling little agency continued to grow and prosper. In 1996, Tom purchased the Hutton Agency in Marion Center, PA and combined the two agencies to form Hutton-Blews Insurance.
In 2011, Tom’s daughter, Shannon and son, Jayson, became the proud owners of the insurance legacy their father began and are eager to share their passion with the next generation. In 2017, Jay and Shannon acquired the Trent Insurance Agency in Johnstown, PA. Now with 2 locations and over 125 years of combined insurance experience, they have created an agency and staff that is passionate about serving the insurance needs of individuals and businesses all over western PA as well as in Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland.
Insurance is about people and relationships. In our ever-automated world, we pride ourselves on maintaining relationships with our customers so that we can help them protect what is important to them. Hutton-Blews Insurance LLC and Trent Insurance write all types of personal and commercial insurance as well as a variety of different life insurance policies and annuities. We have a strong background in commercial insurance with a heavy concentration on auto garages and dealerships. Our goal is to make you a customer for life.
An Independent Advantage
We are Independent Agents in Indiana, Pennsylvania, 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. Hutton-Blews Insurance 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, car insurance, home insurance or business owner policy — 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, whether it’s for your home, your car or your business, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, it’s up to you to make the final choice.
It’s the perfect time to remind ourselves to plan ahead for the ones we love.