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Reynolds Insurance is an organization of professional men and women who pledge and provide excellence in service in the creation of solutions for the insurance needs of our clients, our company partners, and our community, resulting in profitable business operations and continuing personal development of our employees and owners.

Our mission is to excel as reliable advisers and providers, and our success is based on the trust we have earned in this community over the past 129 years.

If it's important... It's got to be Reynolds.

The history of Reynolds Insurance

Reynolds Insurance is a successor agency to the Paul Wunchman Agency which opened its doors in Santa Fe in 1882. Mr Wunchman operated the agency until 1929 when he sold it to Carl Bishop. Over the years Mr. Bishop joined forces with LeRoy Manual and William Hunker to form Bishop, Manual & Hunker, Inc. which operated in Santa Fe under the same ownership until 1973. Ransom Reynolds joined the agency in 1970, and purchased the agency in 1973 and changed the name to Reynolds Insurance Inc.

Ransom Reynolds hired Jake Rodar in 2004, who started as a commercial agent as well as working with both personal insurance, life, health and group benefits. Ransom made Jake Rodar Vice President of Reynolds Insurance in early 2007. In the summer of 2007 Ransom Reynolds passed away suddenly from a stroke and Jake took over the operations of Reynolds Insurance. The team at made sure the 125 year old agency would continue to be a part of the Santa Fe community.

In 2008, Jake purchased the company from the estate of Ransom Reynolds. Reynolds Insurance continues the tradition of earnest effort, honest dealings and good protection in all lines of insurance.

Reynolds Insurance is a Cornerstone Agency with Chubb & Sons as well as an Elite Agency with American Hallmark Insurance. We also represent Travelers, Fireman's Fund, MetLife, The Hartford, Mass Mutual, Colorado Casualty, Philadelphia, Zurich as well as many other fine companies.

Jake Rodar, CIC-President, CEO

Jake Rodar oversees the operations and client service of the 130 year old agency at both the Santa Fe and Albuquerque offices. Jake serves as a board member of the Professional Insurance Agents Western Alliance. He maintains his Certified Insurance Counselor designation and encourages the other members of Reynolds Insurance to maintain and attain this designation. Through Jake, Reynolds Insurance supports many non-profit organizations in New Mexico such as the Santa Fe Historic Foundation, Kitchen Angels, Climate Change Leadership Institute, Cancer Institute Foundation, Wood Gormley School PTC, Carlos Gilbert PTC, Santa Fe Concorso, NM Museum Foundation, Santa Fe Watershed Association, Santa Fe Girls School, Santa Fe Waldorf School, Rio Grande School, NM Children's Foundation, AML Foundation and The Santa Fe Children's Museum where he served as board President as well as Treasurer. Jake has also served on the Elite Agency council for American Hallmark Insurance Company.

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