Orr Insurance & Investment Group
We're a family and a business, so we understand both
As a fourth generation family business, we at the Orr Insurance & Investment Group understand the importance of protecting your loved ones, ensuring your livelihood, and building a financial future – for the years, decades and generations ahead.
The Orr Insurance & Investment Group is a network of independent, local, family-owned insurance and investment brokerages serving families and businesses from seven locations:
- Orr Insurance & Investment in Stratford & Blyth
- Kleinknecht Insurance in Linwood
- Lyons & Mulhern Insurance in Goderich
- Seaforth Insurance in Seaforth
- Sholdice Insurance in Brussels, and in Chatham.
That’s a lot of information packed into that description, so allow us to break that down a bit. We are:
A Network: Seven companies operating under the Orr banner in seven locations for your convenience – together we have increased collective influence with insurance and investment providers
Independent: Our primary loyalty is to you, our customer, not corporate headquarters – if an issue arises, we’re working for you
Local: We are local people who understand community relationships and the value of personal service – not 1-800-numbers
Family-owned: We understand what’s important for your life, family and work
Insurance: We don’t just sell policies, we make sure you have the right coverage at the right price – from vehicle and property insurance, to business coverages and employee benefit plans
Investment: We'll help financially protect your loved ones and build a financial future with life insurance, tax and estate planning, and personal and business investments that are in step with your changing needs
Brokerages: As independent Brokers, we are at liberty to search the entire financial market for the right products and services for you, not a parent company or agency sponsor. Our job is to find you the best competitive combination of price, value and service from over 60 Canadian insurance and investment companies – which you can review by clicking here.
A History of Service
Orr is a Stratford family business with well over a century of experience and continuity. Established in 1895 by Robert Thomas Orr, the business was passed to his sons, John and Tom, then to R. Thomas Orr, and now the fourth generation, Jeff and Rick. The company and family members maintain a significant presence in local business circles and the community at large.
With the 2013 purchase of the six-member Huron Insurance Management Group, Orr roughly doubled its business and staff.
“We were looking for an opportunity to grow Orr’s market presence, focusing on the area we live in and support around Stratford. Joining Orr and HIMG takes us from being a successful local brokerage to a leader in the province,” says Rick Orr. “This expansion increases our collective leverage with insurance and investment providers, which will in turn benefit the clients we serve.”
According to Jeff Orr, “We saw that HIMG and Orr would be a good fit because of similarities in size, product ranges and emphasis on personal service. We’re especially pleased that the HIMG principals and their staff are staying on as we continue to grow the company together. We’ll have the same great people with even more to offer our customers and their families.”