Reta Springer started The Springer Agency in 1985
as a commerical insurance agency in Houston Texas.
Nationwide changed their insurance appetite in 1991
and offered Reta a growing location in Central Virginia. This is where our home office has been located every since.
With the Help of Kent, Laura and Esther, the agency won the Prestigious Nationwide Presidents Conference two years in a row. This meant the agency was one of the top agencies in America.
The Second location for The Springer Agency was almost three times the size of the first office on Hull Street. Brand new and right near all of the neighbors - and Ukrops!
In th 90's, Nationwide had a great program called Prom Promise. It's goal was to reduce alcohol related accidents on prom night - I wish they woudl bring it back!
An established Nationwide agent retired in 2001 and all parties involved decided The Springer Agency was a great fit for the town of Keysville Virginia.
The new neighborhood of Charter Colony was a great opportunity for the agency to expand in it's Local area. Basically inside Brandermill, our Charter Colony location was a brand new and high tech new location.
It was time to reorganize the company for the future. Reta's son, Nick Springer, was promoted to Vice President of the Agency. It was time to start planning for real growth.
By 2016, we needed a larger space and we wanted windows this time. Commonwealth Centre had the perfect spot available with windows that overlook water - and all in Midlothian!
Another retiring Nationwide agent approached the agency in 2017 to take over his established agency in Southside Virginia. Since the agency had 17 years of experience in another rural town, it was a perfect fit.
In July of 2020, after 95 years of Exclusivity, Nationwide Insurance transitioned all 2,000 of their agents into independent agents. The Springer Agency now offers all of the best insurance companies.
Later that year, we partnered with a true expert in group and individual benefits, Chris Leitch. He brought over 20 years of experience to the agency to add more quality services for our growing client base.
Lisa Mims came to the agency under Chris's Benefits department and rolled out our new Medicare division. Many of our clients were in need of a true expert in this field and she is it!
To celebrate our 30th year in Virinia, we decided to go big! Each week, for 30 weeks, we gave a donation to a charity, Association or organization that meant something to us. Each week, our agents got to suggest an organization that had touched them or their families.
Josh Theobald started with the agency after he moved back to his, and Nick Springer's, home state of Texas. What better place to expand to than where the agency started in way back in 1985!