Oldest Business in Wylie, TX
About 120 years ago, Wylie Insurance Agency opened its doors.
The company was founded in 1898 and its ownership reads like a “Who’s Who” of Wylie history with names like Housewright, Gallagher and Smith.
Today’s owner, John Yeager, purchased the agency in 1973.
“We’re the oldest business in Wylie,” Yeager said. “That’s special, I think. It means we’ve been doing something right, taking care of our customers.”
The business has had several locations – from a home-based business to a hardware store to downtown storefront space to bank offices to its current stand-alone building at 201 Calloway.
The company has been at the Calloway location since 1985.
Wylie Insurance Agency is an independent insurance agency. An independent insurance agency can offer its customers a choice when it comes to insurance companies and insurance options.
“We represent our customer and not the insurance company,” Yeager said. “Many agents only represent a single company and cannot offer alternatives. We are not employees of the insurance company. You are our client and we will do what is in your best interest.”
Every type of insurance – from auto to life to business to homeowners – can be found at Wylie Insurance.
The companies represented are all A rated for financial strength and service. Some of the property casualty companies represented include Travelers, Safeco, State Auto, Kemper, Progressive and Foremost. Life-health companies include Blue Cross, Aetna, United Healthcare, Humana and Cigna.
Providing the best service possible to the people of the Wylie community and the surrounding area is important, Yeager said.
Primarily serving Wylie and the surrounding area, Wylie Insurance Agency can also provide services for the DFW Metroplex and the entire state.
“I like getting to know the customers and their families,” he said. “They aren’t just numbers, they are friends of mine. We develop personal relationships. They aren’t just policies.”
Yeager holds the Certified Insurance Counselor professional designation. The agency staff is all licensed insurance professionals. They complete many hours of continuing education training to keep them “knowledgeable and current with ever-changing insurance rules and regulations,” Yeager said.
“We represent our customer and not the insurance company. Many agents only represent a single company and cannot offer alternatives. We are not employees of the insurance company. You are our client and we will do what is in your best interest.”
John Yeager, CIC
“Commitment to the community is an important part of the organization. I serve the community through church, the local chamber of commerce (Board of Directors), and various local charities.
My career with Wylie Insurance started in 2002. My biggest pleasure is nurturing and taking care of my clients like they are family.”
Roots that are Deep & Strong
The agency’s commitment to community is strong and ongoing.
A charter member of the Wylie Economic Development Board formed in 1990, Yeager continues to serve on the WEDC board. He also serves on the Wylie Community Christian Care board.
His daughter, Kylie Yeager Reising, works with him at the insurance agency and serves on the Wylie Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
“Involvement is important for the community and for the business,” Yeager said. “It’s our way of giving back to the community.”
Wylie Insurance customers recognize the company’s commitment to service and community. Members of the community have voted Wylie Insurance Wylie’s Best Insurance Agency for seven years in a row. They have also been recognized as a 4Most Community Business Partner by the Wylie Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corp.
Other than just his time with Wylie Insurance, Yeager, himself, has history in the area, too.
He grew up in Nevada and graduated from Community High School. His father, A.P. Yeager, owned Wylie Locker Plant, a meat processing plant that was located near the corner of Ballard Avenue and Marble Street, currently occupied by Wylie Eye Center.
Yeager’s late wife, Patty, was born a Kreymer, another family that has been in Wylie for generations.
After high school, Yeager graduated from the University of North Texas. He worked for five years in Dallas and four years in Houston for a major insurance company but said he “always wanted to get back to this area.”
Both Kylie and her sister, Kamber, are graduates of Wylie High School and the University of North Texas. Kamber is a CPA with Rent-A-Center in Plano.
Kylie has two sons, Brady, 13, and Bryson, 11, and they will be the fifth generation of their family to graduate from Wylie ISD.
“Who knows,” Yeager said “They may become the third generation to work in the business.”
Wylie Insurance Agency welcomes the opportunity to serve you and show you what exceptional service is all about. For auto, homeowners, business, life and health insurance, give them a try.
– The Connection Magazine, Aug/Sept. 2018
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