Our History

Our Company History


Lee Ryan and his wife, Donna, start The Ryan Agency after being recruited right off the family farm in Almond. Lee becomes a part-time agent working out of their Karr Valley home.


A Main St. location in the city of Hornell is purchased to accommodate further expansion and increase visibility.


Lee purchases a condemned building on the corner of Church St. and Genesee St. in Hornell. A modern single-story office is built on the site to better serve our clients.


The Ryan Agency merges the Canisteo and Hornell offices upon transitioning into an Independent Agency.


Another location is added in Jasper, NY


The Ryan Agency opens an office attached to their new home on Main St. in Almond.


A Canisteo Agency is bought and located at 38 Main St. Lee’s son, Jeff, owns and operates this location.


After 32 years of service Lee and Donna retire and the Hornell location is purchased by Jeff Ryan.


To accommodate a growing client base the agency is moved to a larger, more centrally-located office building at 57 Broadway Mall in Hornell.
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