While the Henderson name has been part of the Saskatchewan insurance circles since the early 1900’s it wasn’t until 1965 that it began its journey to becoming one of Saskatchewan’s premier insurance brokerages.
In 1965, Frank Reidy purchased the small local agency and began to build. Frank had a passion for business, insurance, and helping people. These passions were the impetus for Henderson Insurance’s current unique approach to the business. Frank saw a need for a brokerage to offer advice around the management of risk. Together with his family, staff, partners and the support of insurance companies he grew and adapted the business through the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s. Throughout this time the company had branches in Regina, Calgary, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, and its home office in Moose Jaw.
In the 1980’s, the second generation of the Reidy family began to join the firm. Greg Reidy joined Henderson Insurance in 1984 after receiving a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) from the University of Regina. His forward thinking and innovation in the areas of technology and risk over the next several years moved the company forward and set the table for the next big company change. Greg assumed the role of President and CEO in 1995.
In 1990, Rick Smith joined Henderson Insurance after a successful career in sales and sales management with a direct writing insurance company. Rick brought a much different and needed approach to sales.
Later in the 1990’s, Dennis and David Reidy joined the company after careers in teaching and coaching. These two brought skill sets around program and team building, culture building, planning, accountability and leadership. These two additions lead to the perpetuation of the company from Frank to Greg, Dennis, Rick and David in 1997.
The next 7 years was highlighted by great growth. The company began to be exposed to a variety of new industry segments such as Farm Equipment Dealers, Non-Profits, Ski Hills, Auto Dealers and Manufacturers. However, they stayed true to their past and continued to grow in the Commercial Construction industry due to their expertise in the handling of Contract Surety Bonding.
In September of 2004, the company went through another transition when David Reidy assumed the role of President and CEO. Greg stepped down to assume the role of Chief Operating Officer of the family held Henderson Hail Agencies. This provided Dennis (CEO of Henderson Hail) needed support to grow that venture.
Henderson Insurance Inc. provides the following products:
They are not a traditional insurance brokerage, instead they partner with their clients. They follow an annual process that ensures they know the client’s business almost as well as the client does to truly be their advisor. They are very purposeful in their educational approach, always looking for solutions beyond insurance with their customized service. Henderson Broker Partner Overview
They are a local business with the national backing of multiple Broker Partners across the country. Henderson Advisors have specialized niches where they focus their own growth and expertise to truly help business owners grow their business. Our IAP Approach guides us through this successful process, as they deep dive into where a business owner is and where they’d like to go with their growth. Henderson Insurance – IAP Approach External
Henderson Insurance has been engaging members of the RRHBA to help understand their risk exposures and how their current insurance policies would react if there was a loss. A comprehensive approach to risk management for clients to be proactive in protecting their business from claims.
Henderson Insurance has recently received the 2020 Moose Jaw Business Excellence Awards Nominee – Marketing and the 2019 Recipient of the IBAS Community Leadership Award.
Henderson Insurance is very involved in the community here are a few of the organization that they are involved with: STARS, JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Moose Jaw Health Foundation, Regina Pack Project, Regina Ducks Unlimited, Moose Jaw Little League.
Why is Henderson Insurance a member of the RRHBA? To network with members and help entrepreneurs protect their company in the event of a loss or claims situation, they do this with an Identify, Assess, Prioritize Approach which focuses on education to the business owner and key stake holders.
Henderson Insurance is proud to be hosting the Challenge + Change-2021 Virtual National Construction Conference – February 24th, 2021. NAVACORD_2021_NCC_CHALLENGE+CHANGE_SAVE THE DATE