Glastonbury, CT – January 1, 2021 – Smith Brothers Insurance has acquired New York based independent insurance broker Shank & Falvey Insurance, with locations in East Greenbush and Kinderhook. The acquisition expands Smith Brothers’ footprint in upstate New York and allows Shank & Falvey to maintain local presence, while leveraging the resources of Smith Brothers, one of the nation’s Top 100 independent brokers.

Chuck Shank will be fully engaged in client service, business development, and continue to serve clients with the same team of insurance professionals. All Shank & Falvey team members will be joining Smith Brothers.

Smith Brothers has 200+ team members in locations across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.

“Shank & Falvey Insurance brings us expanded presence in upstate New York and allows personal and commercial clients of Shank & Falvey to gain access to additional carriers, coverages, and risk management services. Those who own or operate a business will benefit from additional value-added services such as human resources, employee wellbeing, safety, compliance, and financial services,” states Joe B. Smith, President & CEO of Smith Brothers Insurance. “Both agencies have strong ties to serve our clients and give back to the communities where we live and work.”

“As I have gotten to know Joe and members of the Smith Brothers team, it is clear we share the same values,” says Chuck Shank. “Smith Brothers commitment to exceptional client service, continued growth, and being a great place to work is so exciting to our team and aligns with our commitment to be the best we can be for our clients, partners, and the community.”


Smith Brothers Insurance is an independently operated, Top 100 Broker in the U.S. We help organizations and individuals manage risk, protect assets, and grow.

Founded in Hartford, Connecticut in 1971 by brothers, Bob and Brian Smith, Smith Brothers Insurance has expanded to more than 200 professionals to help protect clients from risk and uncertainty.

Smith Brothers is licensed in every state in the U.S. and protects risk all over the world. Headquartered in Glastonbury, Connecticut, our offices are throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.