Hunt & Dopson Purchase of W. J. Wood Insurance

Hunt & Dopson Insurance Group is pleased to announce the purchase of W. J. Wood Insurance Brokers Limited in Smiths Falls. The transaction, which closed on October 1, 2016, brings together two exceptional brokerages, both with long-standing ties to Smiths Falls and the surrounding area.


Founded in 1965 when Bill Wood purchased the former R J Kirkland Agency, W.J. Wood Brokers has served the Smiths Falls and surrounding communities for over 50 years. “We are delighted to have the Wood Brokers business continue under the ownership of Hunt & Dopson. The Wood family is pleased that our customers will continue to enjoy the same client-focused service at Hunt & Dopson that they have received from W.J. Wood Brokers in the past” commented Robbie Wood, Vice-President of W.J.Wood Brokers.

Rod Hunt and Rob Dopson, the co-owners of Hunt & Dopson added, “We are pleased and honoured that the Wood family has entrusted our firm with the opportunity to continue the tradition of innovative and enhanced customer service that Wood Brokers has always been known for. This acquisition allows us to expand our footprint in Smiths Falls and the surrounding area, and brings a strong and dedicated team of insurance professionals into our company.”

Hunt & Dopson Insurance Group Inc. is an independently owned insurance brokerage which was formed in 2011 with the merger of Elwood & Jones and Couch & Hare Insurance Brokerages. Hunt & Dopson offers home, auto and commercial insurance from a wide range of insurance providers to its growing customer base from its offices at 1 William Street East in Smiths Falls.Wood Brokers will continue to operate at their current location 10 Beckwith Street North until the renovations are completed at the Hunt and Dopson building in the near future, at which time both offices will be housed in this building going forward.

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