58 Years and 5 Locations.

...and counting.

After nearly 60 years of operation SMI has evolved in several ways, including its staffing, its use of technology, and its product offering. Our dedicated staff have a broad range of professional accreditations and are looking forward to helping you SMILE.

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Our legacy

1971

Stewart Morrison Insurance has been serving people in the Kawarthas since it was established in 1971 by Stewart Morrison. Since the opening of its first office located in Sunderland, Stewart Morrison Insurance has matured into a leading regional insurance services provider.
Over the years the company has evolved from being primarily a supplier of insurance for local farmers and families, to a regional supplier of insurance for municipalities, not-for-profits, and businesses as well. Now with five offices located in communities within Durham Region, Peterborough County, and the City of Kawartha Lakes the company is poised for continued growth.

The company's recent introduction of new products and its foray into the Peterborough market is a sign of their confidence in the marketplace and their own capacity to service an ever-expanding clientele.

Stewart Morrison

Our Timeline .

1961

Stewart Morrison started career in insurance.

1971

Stewart Morrison Insurance Established.

1974

Bought first full time office in Sunderland next to grocery store - electronic typewriters were first purchased.

1975

Woodville office opened in the old butcher shop on Main Street.

1976

1980

Lindsay office opens at 29 Cambridge Street with first computer processor - exciting!

1981

Agents became self-regulated and became brokers.

1989

Ken Nicholls joins the team.

158 Lindsay Street became home to Stewart Morrison Insurance (Lindsay office).

1998

Technology update with new CRM.

2003

Stewart the Bear joins the team.

2004

Sunderland office moves to Highway 12.

2006

SMI wins the prestigious Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce Customer Service Award.

2006

Stewart Morrison Insurance partners with the Lindsay Fire Department to buy a SMART Board.

2008

Introduction of the THINK BLUE campaign.

2008

Marlene wins the Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce's Business Leader-of-the-Year Award

2009

Emily Avery-Graves joins SMI.

2011

Stewart Morrison passes.

2012

SMI opens a new satellite office in Bobcaygeon.

2014

Major fire at SMI Lindsay: never missed a call and were set up and fully operational at the mall in less than a week.

2014

SMI opens their new Port Perry office.

2014

Sunderland office amalgamates with Port Perry office.

2014

Fenelon Falls office has its grand opening.

2015

SMI returns to the the Lindsay office (after the fire).

2017

Marlene wins the Woman Resources Award for extraordinary Woman in Business.

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