In the years since 1957, when the insurance agency, Valenti Trobec Chandler Inc., was founded, a lot has changed. The evolving economic landscape. Shifting regulatory and compliance forces. The sheer velocity of business. And while the tools and technologies of risk management adapt to meet these challenges, one thing doesn’t change: our simple, person-to-person commitment to customer success.
That was an agency mandate from day one, when a small but ambitious group of insurance professionals joined forces to create a different kind of customer service experience. And, as evidenced by our continual growth, financial stability, and high standing with both customers and carriers, that mandate has proved its merit:
Work hard on behalf of our customers.
Anticipate their needs.
Keep our promises.
Part of the VTC Insurance Group since 2006, the Griffin, Smalley & Wilkerson agency has been a stalwart of the insurance and surety bond community in Michigan for decades. With strong expertise in core VTC industries, our Farmington Hills agency also brings unrivaled experience to customers in professional services, personnel and staffing, and information technology.
Terry Griffin and Lee Smalley formed Griffin Smalley Inc. in 1979 and grew the firm rapidly into a successful independent insurance agency specializing in risk management solutions for the construction, food processing and distribution, and metal working industries. The agency’s later acquisition of the Wilkerson insurance agency cemented GSW’s presence and expertise in these industry specialties, and the company grew to develop strong Personal Lines and Employee Benefits divisions.