On September 17th, the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Healy Insurance Group Inc., formerly Kight's Insurance, in Oakland.
Local dignitaries, including Garrett County Commissioners Paul C. Edwards and Jim Hinebaugh; Kim Durst from Garrett County Business Development; and Fred Gregg, Pat Franc and Nicole McCullough from the Greater Oakland Business Association, gathered to congratulate new owner Joe Healy and thank him for his investment in Garrett County.
Chair of the Garrett County Diplomats Connor Norman and fellow committee members Julie Bosley Mead and Emily Tobin presented Healy with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate to commemorate the occasion. Following the ceremony, Healy presented a donation for Landon's Library to Brian Boal and a donation for Cindy's Fund to Brenda Brosnihan.
“I’d like to thank all who attended the grand opening and all their support, Healy said. "Thanks to Frank and Susanne Kight for giving me the opportunity to purchase the agency. Thanks to Jeff McCauley of Middletown Valley Bank Oakland office and Chris Funk of TriCounty Council of Western Maryland, who made the purchase possible. I also want to thank Justin Gregory, attorney, and Brian Boal, CPA, who both assisted me from day one laying the groundwork for the business and making the final closing go smoothly and fielding my many questions along the way. Linda Miller and Amanda Lewis, I’m very lucky to have both of them as employees and Jack Healy, my son, who works part time as well. Thanks to my mother-in-law, Debbie Barnhouse, who is always happy to help us out here at the office. Lastly, I’d like to thank my wife Erica Healy, RN, who always supported me 100 percent in everything I do."
The agency's primary carrier is Erie Insurance, and has other carriers. Policyholders can stop by or call the office on Second Street from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The website, healyinsurancegroup.com, is available to make payments or file claims.
Kight’s Insurance was established by Tom Kight in 1950, then operated by Frank Kight in the 1990s.
Healy is a lifelong resident of Garrett County and worked for Kight’s Insurance since 2007. He has been a licensed agent in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia since 2004. Healy Insurance Group specializes in auto, home, business, life, health insurance and Medicare supplements.