The Partners Insurance Agency merges with Smith Brothers Insurance

Glastonbury, CT – Effective January 1, 2019, Smith Brothers Insurance and The Partners Insurance Agency, an independent insurance agency located in Vestal, Owego, and Waverly, New York have merged together. This merger expands Smith Brothers Insurance footprint into upstate New York where The Partners will maintain local presence while leveraging the resources of Smith Brothers Insurance, one of the nation’s Top 100 independent brokers.

Owners of the New York offices, Don Patterson, Bill Soprano, Phil Wiles, John Carlin, Michael Constantine, and Chris Hutchings will stay fully engaged in client service and business development. Michael Constantine will run the New York region, continuing to serve clients with the same team of insurance professionals who have also become employees of Smith Brothers Insurance.

“The Partners brings us presence in New York and allows personal and commercial clients of The Partners to gain access to additional carriers, coverage and risk management  services. Those who own or operate a business will benefit from our additional value-added services such as; human resources, employee well being, 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 we have gotten to know Joe and members of the Smith Brothers team, it is clear we share the same values,” says Michael Constantine. “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.

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.

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

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