The Fischer Advantage
Founded in 1966, Fischer Insurance Agency is an independent insurance agency serving the greater Williamsport area. Our commitment to keep you at the best rates and coverage is the reason we represent several of the insurance industry's premier companies. Our experienced and personable agents have you covered.
Pennsylvania business owners have been putting their trust in us for over 50 years, and we pride ourselves on providing them with the highest level of service and attention to their policy needs, no matter the size of the business.
Fischer Insurance Agency offers a wide range of insurance solutions, like Pennsylvania workers' compensation and small business health insurance. Whatever the need and whatever the business, we can help you be fully covered for every circumstance.
Winner of the 2014 Erie F.W. Hirt Quality Agency Award Voted Williamsport's Favorite Insurance Agency 2012 in Sun Gazette Contest Erie Insurance: 2012 J.D. Power Customer Service Champion The Fischer Agency; 2011 Erie Agency of the Year
A Brief History of the Fischer Insurance Agency
1966 - The Fischer Insurance Agency (then the Raymond J. Fischer Insurance Agency) was established after answering an ad in the local newspaper for an Erie Sales Representative. Ray worked 65 - 70 hours a week at Stroehmanns, delivering bread, but studied and passed a Property & Casualty Test administered by the State of PA during his off hours. With nine kids at home and Erie Insurance Group not being a household name, the risk he was about to take was enormous. The agency's first location was the rear of Ray's home, located at 1013 Hepburn Street, Williamsport.
1972 - Ray moved his office to downtown Williamsport on the second floor of the old Vannucci Building located at 316 West Fourth Street. (The Cinema Theater now occupies this space). Through many referrals, he was able to steadily build a foundation of what eventually became the Fischer Insurance Agency.
1975 - Ray moved down on the first floor of the Vannucci Building in the rear of the building for more room and convenience.
1983 - With the book of business growing at a rapid pace, Ray needed help to maintain the "Above all in Service" standard that he believed in. After serving four years in the Air Force, Jerry Fischer, Ray's son, moved home. Ray talked Jerry into studying for his Property & Casualty License. Later that year, Jerry became licensed and started working for his dad's business.
1985 - The name was changed from the Raymond J. Fischer Agency to the Fischer Insurance Agency for marketing and advertising reasons.
As the years went by, Jerry worked during the days and went out on appointments at night, just like his father did for many years. The business grew each year as more people became aware of Erie Insurance and the excellent service provided by the Fischer Agency. Their customers were saving hundreds of dollars on their auto and homeowner policies while maintaining the same or receiving better coverage. Due to the amount of referrals, more staff was added to uphold the "Above all in Service" standard.
1992 - After eight years in the business, Jerry bought the business from his father. Putsee Vannuccii sold the building and the Fischer Agency moved into another store front for even more room and exposure.
1994 - After over 20 years of being located in downtown Williamsport, the Fischer Insurance Agency again ran out of space. The company moved to 999 N. Loyalsock Avenue in Montoursville for environmental reasons.
2003 - Jerry founded the Fischer Financial Group, Inc. It was founded due to the overwhelming inquiries concerning health insurance - including both individual and group, along with other financial products.
2005 - The Fischer Insurance Agency & Financial Group moved again, this time to the Golden Strip next to Subway in order to further growth and meet expansion needs.
2011 - The Fischer Insurance Agency and Financial Group reached over 8,500 policyholders, serving the needs of hundreds of families and over 250 businesses. The Fischer Agency was awarded the "F.W. Hirt Quality Agent of the Year" by Erie Insurance.
2012 - 2012 Sun Gazette's Winner of "Favorite Insurance Agency".
2014 - Winner of the Erie F.W. Hirt Quality Agency Award!