Our History

Our Company History

1962

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.

1975

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

1990

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.

1998

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

2013

Another location is added in Jasper, NY

1963

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



1986

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

1994

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

2006

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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