History of Powell & Meadows Insurance Agency, INC.

1894

Mr. W.T. Askew begins writing insurance policies for Home Insurance Company of New York.

1908

Mr. Askew sells company to Sam Pickering.

1920

Pickering & Powell is founded when Mr. Pickering is joined by Frank Powell.

1962

After 42 years of various name changes as partners came & went, the company is given today’s current name of Powell & Meadows Insurance Agency when Mike Meadows joins.

1965

Frank Powell retires & Mike Meadows becomes the sole owner.

1968

Powell & Meadows moves from the old Smith County Bank Building on Main Street to a new building on 608 Main Street. The building is shared between Powell & Meadows & Carthage Flower Shop.

1972

Gordon Oldham Insurance Agency merges with Powell & Meadows.

1974

Powell & Meadows moves into a larger building at 910 North Main Street.

1982

Agencies of Draper Sircy & Thomas Amonette are acquired by Powell & Meadows.

1986

Philip Piper joins Powell & Meadows after working for USF&G Insurance Company in Nashville & Bennett & Edwards Insurance Agency in Kingsport.

1988

Powell & Meadows acquires 3 agencies in Lafayette, TN.

1991

Powell & Meadows opens office in Lebanon, TN.

Powell and Meadows Insurance opens a Lebanon location

1992

Phillip Piper becomes a Vice President.

1998

Mike Meadows retires leaving Phillip PIper President of Powell and Meadows Insurance Agency.

1999

Raymond Edwards joins Powell & Meadows.

2004

Ray Edwards becomes a Vice President.

2008

In order to enhance existing life & health insurance products, as well as provide financial & investment services, Powell & Meadows acquires Underwood Financial Services.

2015

Jernigan & Cage Insurance in Portland, TN is purchased by Powell & Meadows.

2017

Chip Piper becomes a Vice President.

Today, Powell & Meadows has branches across Middle Tennessee operated by a highly trained & experienced staff with a combined experience of over 400 years in the insurance industry. Powell & Meadows continues to grow, thanks to the hard work & time our employees commit to providing quality service to our clients.

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