The Nicholas Insurance Agency has a long history of serving our neighbors in the Copper Country.
In 1979 our founder George Nicholas left a very successful career managing the local Prudential Insurance office and opened his own agency out of his home in Hancock. He partnered with the Twin City Service Agency of Menominee, giving him access to many diverse insurance companies so that he could offer his customers the best value available.
In 1981 George purchased the Roy Insurance Agency and moved his office into the old Finlandia Restaurant in downtown Hancock. We remained there until 1991 when we moved to 323 Quincy Street in Hancock. In March of 2012, we moved to the other side of the bridge to our current location in the former Lode Theater in Houghton.
In 1994 Darrell Nicholas joined his father George and became a licensed insurance agent. His brother Steve Nicholas came aboard in 1996, allowing George a well-earned semi-retirement. In 1997 the agency split from the Twin City Service Agency and became Superior State Agency of Hancock.
George passed away in the summer of 1999, leaving Darrell and Steve as owners and operators of the agency. In 2006 our name was changed to Nicholas Insurance Agency, taking advantage of the excellent reputation that George had built over the years.
Today the agency remains in the hands of brothers Darrell and Steve, along with long-time agent and customer service persons Holly Strauch and also Faith Loyd, who both come to us with a wealth of customer service experience. We remain a “Ma and Pa” agency on purpose, as we believe it allows us to serve our clients with more personal attention and a higher degree of expertise.