Our History

Simpson | McCrady was founded in its current form when Bill Simpson & Colvin McCrady merged their two firms in 1985.

Staying Power

Simpson | McCrady LLC was founded in 1985 when Bill Simpson & Colvin McCrady merged their two operations. Initially the agency specialized in affluent personal lines insurance and commercial insurance for privately held companies. Since then, the company has expanded to provide coverage for over 5,000 personal lines clients including over $5 billion in insured valuable collectibles such as fine arts, jewelry and antiques for our clientele. Since our inception, we have become the largest Personal Lines agency for Chubb Insurance between New York and Chicago. As we have fine-tuned our expertise within the affluent and high net-worth market to keep pace with our client’s diverse needs, we have expanded our scope and ability to handle our client’s national and international exposures.

The Commercial Lines Division has grown substantially since inception as the firm began to expand their focus. We have been able to develop in a way that has allowed our client base to increase in size organically and through strategic acquisitions. Chris McCrady and Clay Saftner, both Principals of our agency, have been fundamental in the success of this additional growth. Commercial Lines focuses on the overall risk management for our clients rather than simply selling insurance products.

In 2004, Simpson | McCrady launched the Employee Benefits Division. The Employee Benefits Division specializes in all aspects of employee benefit programs from administrative services, consulting and employee communications. Don Balla, Principal, manages and oversees the Employee Benefits Division.

In 2010, Simpson | McCrady started its fourth division, the Alternative Risk Division. Our Alternative Risk Division specializes in Insurance Management Service Captives. Sandra Fenters, Principal, brings a wealth of knowledge in providing captive management and consulting services for captive formations including pure single parent captives, group captives and fronting arrangements.

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