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Our History

We’re proud of our humble beginnings.

A history of two agencies.

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Over the years, RSI has grown since opening in 1938 while still retaining our dedication to customer service and insuring what matters most. Read about our history to see where we’ve come from and how we got where we are today.

1938—Both Lloyd Eaton Insurance (later Jack Russell Insurance Center) and Huber Schrader Agency were established.

1993—Stephen Shook purchased Jack Russell Insurance Center and B.W. Schrader Agency, merging them into Russell & Schrader Insurance Agency.

1993—Russell & Schrader Insurance Agency moved its office to a historic building at 219 E. Lawrence Avenue, which was built in 1900 by Charlotte’s mayor at the time.

1996—Stephen Shook bought Vicki Paski’s share of the agency.

1997—Stephen Shook purchased Craig Beachnaw’s 50% share of Russell & Schrader, and Beachnaw purchased Shook’s 50% interest in Centennial, another agency.

Today—The business has grown substantially since the merger of the two firms in the early 1990s.
Our History - Exterior View of Historical Two Story Russell & Schrader Insurance Agency Office Building With Sign Out Front

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