The agency was originally founded in 1899 by Mrs. Ruby Reid, a prominent name in Wake Forest history. It operated as The Ruby Reid Agency until the mid 1930’s when she sold it to Mr. Harvey Holding. Doing business as the Holding Agency, in the early 1950’s the agency was sold to Abner Nash.
In 1957, Abner Nash joined up as a team with Jake Hartsfield, who had previously operated as a Nationwide agent until 1956. The duo formed the Hartsfield & Nash Agency, as it has been named since. When Mr. Nash retired in the mid 1970’s, he sold his share of the agency to Mr. Hartsfield. The agency continued operation under Mr. Hartsfield’s ownership until July of 1984. At this time, he sold the agency to Mr. John Hodges of the Hodges Insurance Agency in Louisburg, NC.
In August of that year after the company was purchased by Mr. Hodges, Wake Forest Native Don Stroud was hired to manage the agency. In 1988, Mr. Hodges sold the agency to his son, Ray Hodges, and Mr. Stroud who have carried on the long held tradition of community service and protection of our clients’ assests. Representing a large number of carriers, Hartsfield & Nash is able to provide protection to almost any family or industry group.
Throughout its history, the Hartsfield and Nash Agency has operated under many names but it has always continued to be a major force in the community and a good corporate citizen. The agency has always taken a deep interest in the well-being of Wake Forest and remained active in community organizations. The respected name of Hartsfield and Nash Agency has been protecting your future since 1899.
An Independent Advantage
We are Independent Agents in Wake Forest, North Carolina, 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. Hartsfield and Nash Insurance Agency, Inc. 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.