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United Insurance Agency has been meeting the insurance needs of individuals and businesses in upstate South Carolina since 1922.

Based in Laurens, South Carolina, our agency is a division of the Correll Insurance Group and one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the Carolinas. We are a Trusted Choice® independent agency that represents more than 200 insurance companies, allowing us access to nationally recognized carriers.

Our goal is simple and has remained the same over the years. We are committed to providing dedicated service and finding solutions for your insurance needs.

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Our History

The United Agency: More than 100 years of protecting Laurens County, South Carolina 

The United Agency was founded in 1922 as a private stockholder agency. It was established to meet the needs of the business community and the citizens of Laurens County, South Caroline. The agency was started by a group of local business leaders as an investment and to handle the insurance for several large local industries and their employees. Insurance products included auto insurance, homeowners insurance, and business insurance.

As Laurens, SC, has grown and changed, The United Agency has also grown, continuously adapting to the community’s evolving needs. In the early days, the agency included a savings and loan operation. Because it was located in an old bank, it even rented safe deposit boxes. Over time, the banking services were spun off due to new federal regulations separating banking and insurance. In the 1950s, the agency was very active in real estate sales and development.

Throughout its 100-year history, the agency has had only four managers! They have provided consistent leadership and a stable environment for growth and expansion. L.C. Barksdale, Roy McDavid, Herbert Adams, and James Coleman are names that are forever connected to The United Agency as managers and community leaders. These men have been active in civic clubs, the chamber of commerce, Laurens Development Corporation, various youth and high school sports programs, city and county economic development projects, county government, and the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees. All have been active in the State Association for Independent Insurance Agents.

When the associates of The United Agency are not busy helping the families and businesses of Laurens with car insurance, homeowners insurance, and business liability insurance, they are involved in the community. All have volunteered for schools, church, and community activities, and have a strong commitment to family.

We sincerely appreciate the trust that you have in The United Agency and continue to look forward to serving your insurance needs.

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You may also call (864) 984-4548 to speak to an agent. Requesting a quote is not a guarantee of coverage. All coverages are subject to the terms, conditions, and exclusions of the actual policy issues. Not all policies or coverages are available in every state. 

Local Agent. National Support.

Correll Insurance Group offers the best of both worlds—you get to use a local, independent agent who lives in your town and knows you personally, but this agent is backed by a strong, national firm that has served the Carolinas for nearly 90 years. So you don’t have to choose between having a personal relationship with your agent and knowing they have access to world renowned markets. You’ll get both with Correll.


The United Agency is a member of Correll Insurance Group and works to bring you coverage that best fits your needs. Visit our corporate site to learn more.

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