1946 – 2021
Hardin Reynolds established Reynolds Insurance Agency in Sanish, North Dakota in 1946, representing Farmers Union Insurance. He sold insurance out of his home in Sanish and later from his farm near New Town until 1959.
Reynolds Insurance moved to the Farmers Union Oil Station in 1959, then to a location on the north side of Main Street, and then to the present location on the south side of Main Street.
The present Reynolds Insurance Building was constructed in 1966 with an addition built in 1972. Reynolds Insurance has occupied this building since 1967.**
In 1977, Kenneth Reynolds joined the Agency.
Kenneth’s prior experience consisted of 11 years with the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (now known as FSA). Hardin slowly phased out of the Agency and finally discontinued his license in 1993 at the age of 79. In September of 1991, Craig joined the Agency to operate a second location in Stanley, ND. In March of 1995, Reynolds Insurance made the decision to leave Farmers Union Insurance and become an Independent Insurance Agency. On January 1, 2003, Craig purchased the agency from Kenneth and assumed full leadership and management responsibility of the Agency. Kenneth slowly transitioned himself out of the main operations of the Agency and discontinued his license in 2016 at the age of 75.
After a complete renovation of the existing building in 2013, Reynolds Insurance Agency, Inc. continues to operate in New Town, ND. Weekly visits are still made to the areas of Parshall, ND, and Plaza, ND. Our staff consists of 7 Licensed Agents.
The core business of the Agency is farm related (farm property, auto, crop, and hail) with the balance being a mix of commercial, personal lines, life, and annuities. The success of the Agency has been its farming knowledge and expertise. With the changing number (and size) of farms in today’s economy, we are continually working to provide the necessary services to the larger operations. This service is in the form of knowledgeable personnel and company contracts, never compromising the reputation of the Agency or our client. Thank You to all our current and past clients for trusting in Reynolds Insurance.
**Other businesses who have occupied the Reynolds Insurance Building since 1967 are Fort Berthold Public Health, Farmers Home Administration, Pederson’s Clothing, Fort Berthold Soil Conservation District, Dentists: Dr. John Hamilton and Dr. Larry Burke, Fort Berthold Extension Service, Mountrail County Farm Service Agency, Darrel Brendle, CPA and Anthony Overlie, CPA,