In The Community
A large part of the organizational culture at Wallis Agencies is supporting and being involved in the communities that support us. Support not only includes monetary donations but the numerous hours our staff spend on various community organizations. Check out our staff page to see some of the tremendous community organizations our staff members are a part of.
It all began in 1947 when Luther Wallis signed a contract with the Halifax Insurance Co. & Crown Life Insurance Co. In 1949 Luther purchased the E.C “Bung Cartmell” Agency (Wawanesa Insurance) & in 1950 the A.S. “Bert” Hames Agency (Portage Mutual). Luther then recognized the potential in the business and invited his son Roy Wallis to join him in 1953.
Roy worked in the office until 1999 and passed away in 2012. In 1961 Wallis Agencies purchased the Fred Gullett Agency in Ninette and in 1963 purchased the Les Simpson Agency in Glenora. In 1965 Luther, Sylvia, Roy, and Lorna Wallis decided to incorporate the business and became the original shareholders. In 1969 Luther planned to semi-retire, however, he suffered a stroke and passed away early in 1974. Also in 1969 Roy’s older brother, R.B. (Tim) Wallis joined the company and worked until retirement in 1991. Tim passed away in 2014. Wallis Agencies expanded its operations in the 1970’s with the purchases of the Gordon Davis Agency in Belmont (1972), the G.H. Guilbert Agency in Baldur (1971), and the George Fowler Agency in Baldur (1978). In 1980 Roy’s son Randy joined the family business followed by Brent Pringle in 1990 and Cindy Pringle (Wallis) in 1992.
In 1990 an agreement was formed with Truelove Agency in Cypress River and in 1999 Wallis Agencies purchased DePape Insurance in Holland. In 2008 the 4th generation began as Kirby Wallis started working part-time in business and became full time in 2013. Drake Wallis also joined the business part-time in 2014.
January 1, 2016, brought the most recent change to Wallis Agencies with the addition of the Guild/HMS Insurance Group as a Partner. Guild/HMS is an established network of Insurance Brokerages in the Westman area. This strategic partnership allows Wallis Agencies to offer even more choice and increased services to our clients. Wallis Agencies has been very fortunate to have loyal and dedicated staff throughout its journey.
Throughout our many years of services Wallis Agencies has been dedicated to ensuring our clients have the finest options of products to select from. In doing so, we have greatly broadened the services we offer as well as the companies we offer. Wallis Agencies started as a basic Property and Casual Insurance Broker and we have grown to include many more attractive services. In addition to Auto, Home, Farm, and Business Insurance we now offer Life, Critical Illness, and Disability Insurance. Wallis Agencies has also expanded by having a licensed Real Estate Agent on Staff for purchasing and selling your home. We are also proud to offer Financial Planning Services as we have a Certified Financial Planner on staff.