Reynolds & Rodar Insurance Group Inc was originally founded in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1882 as the Paul Wunchman Agency. The agency grew and became well regarded for providing all lines of insurance and for honest dealings with clients and the community. Nearly a century later Ransom Reynolds purchased the agency and changed the name to Reynolds Insurance Inc.
Ransom owned the agency for the next 40 years and continued to develop community and insurance company relationships, becoming the first Cornerstone Elite agency with Chubb Insurance in New Mexico. In 2004, Ransom hired Jake Rodar as part of his business continuity and succession plan. Ransom passed away suddenly in 2007, suffering from a stroke and Jake took over as President of the agency and continued to maintain the reputation and growth of the agency.
From 2007 to 2017 the agency nearly doubled in size, which facilitated the need to move to a larger office space.
In 2014, the headquarters were moved to a state of the art, solar powered building in central Santa Fe to allow for the additional staff required to service the growing clienteles needs. The name of the agency was changed to Reynolds & Rodar Insurance Group Inc in 2016 to reflect the current ownership as well as honor the history of the agency.
In the fall of 2017, Reynolds & Rodar Insurance merged with Arthur J Gallagher Insurance based in Illinois. www.AJG.com
AJ Gallagher is one of the most respected insurance brokerages in the world. With operations in 34 countries and over 20,000 employees globally the Gallagher Companies will bring a new level of service & resources to New Mexico. We chose to merge with Gallagher in order to continue to provide the best service and options for our clients while still retaining a local presence in Santa Fe & Taos.
We have been awarded Best Place to Work numerous times by Albuquerque Business Weekly and have been awarded family friendly business by Santa Fe Professional Business Women.
The Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce has also recognized us as the Business of the Year in 2013.