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For almost 100 years, Granite Insurance has proudly and happily served our community and helped them with their insurance needs. Now we’re helping even more people and businesses with their coverage. Learn more about how our agency started and became what it is today.

It was 1936 when Dr. A.D. Abernethy, Sr., a local dentist, as well as community and business leader in Granite Falls, realized the need to open Granite Insurance Agency. He saw the need to partner with local residents and business owners to provide risk management advice and a means to provide the security necessary for their success.

It was 1936 when Dr. A.D. Abernethy, Sr., a local dentist, as well as community and business leader in Granite Falls, realized the need to open Granite Insurance Agency. He saw the need to partner with local residents and business owners to provide risk management advice and a means to provide the security necessary for their success.

Later in 1954, the business was incorporated as Granite Insurance and Real Estate Agency, Inc. with three stockholders: Dr. A.D. Abernethy, Sr., Dr. Joseph W. Abernethy, and Floyd Annas. In 1957, Floyd Annas and his wife Theresa purchased all outstanding stock in the agency. This was the beginning of a multi-generational family-owned business that is now known simply as Granite Insurance.

Later in 1954, the business was incorporated as Granite Insurance and Real Estate Agency, Inc. with three stockholders: Dr. A.D. Abernethy, Sr., Dr. Joseph W. Abernethy, and Floyd Annas. In 1957, Floyd Annas and his wife Theresa purchased all outstanding stock in the agency. This was the beginning of a multi-generational family-owned business that is now known simply as Granite Insurance.

Since 1936, the business has changed locations six times to accommodate growth. The most recent growth was in 2020, when the agency renovated its building to finish the back and opened the Boone, NC location.

Since 1936, the business has changed locations six times to accommodate growth. The most recent growth was in 2020, when the agency renovated its building to finish the back and opened the Boone, NC location.

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Three Generations of Owners

Today, we at Granite Insurance continue our tradition of partnering with both personal insurance clients and business owners to provide expert advice on how to best manage and transfer risk.

Each plan is individually crafted by our professional staff based on the unique needs of each client. As a part of Keystone Insurers Group, one of America’s largest insurance organizations, we are able to offer the resources of a large national insurance firm. However, we are still locally owned and actively managed by the Annas family.

Three Generations of Owners

Today, we at Granite Insurance continue our tradition of partnering with both personal insurance clients and business owners to provide expert advice on how to best manage and transfer risk. Each plan is individually crafted by our professional staff based on the unique needs of each client. As a part of Keystone Insurers Group, one of America’s largest insurance organizations, we are able to offer the resources of a large national insurance firm. However, we are still locally owned and actively managed by the Annas family.

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