2011 marked our 50th anniversary. Here’s the path we took in becoming Southern Vermont’s largest independent insurance agency:
1961 – The agency was established by Howard Finn and Paul Stone when they merged their two agencies – Finn & Corliss and The Chester Insurance Agency. The new firm was named Finn & Stone, Inc. with offices in Springfield and Chester Vermont. Later, the Chester office was merged into the Springfield office.
1974 – Paul H. Schwindt joined the firm after relocating to Vermont from New York City. Paul was instrumental in opening our third office in Bondville VT. In 1978 Paul became a Managing Partner.
1982 – Paul established the Manchester Center, VT office which, at the time, became our fourth location.
1984 – Charles M. Ams, III joined the firm in the Manchester Center office after relocating to Vermont from Fairfield County, CT where he worked for a local insurance agency. In 1986, he became a Managing Partner.
2000 – Angela M. Arbolino, RHU, REBC joined the firm in the Manchester Center office and developed the life insurance and employee benefits department. Angela became a Managing Partner in 2005.
Today, the agency is owned and managed by Charles M. Ams and Jonathan Ams with offices in two locations: Manchester Center and Springfield. While our primary emphasis is southern Vermont, the agency is licensed in 32 states allowing us to accommodate our clients’ needs through the country.
We wish to take this opportunity to thank all of our current and past clients who have helped us to achieve this 50 year milestone!