Rising To New Heights: How Henry Risman Grew His Family-Owned Agency

Henry Risman, President of Risman Agencies

We are happy that one of our 1825 Club® Agents, Henry Risman of Risman Agencies was featured in an Agency Checklists article about the success of his family owned agency:

Henry Risman was presented an opportunity he was not expecting when his grandfather was ready to retire from his small but established Medford insurance business, he wanted to hand the reins over to Henry.

Today, Mr. Risman is President of Risman Insurance Agencies, an agency with multiple locations, dozens of employees, and many achievements, including a Five Star Designation and recognition as an Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) National Best Practices Agency.

Over the years, Mr. Risman has looked for opportunities to grow his agency through acquiring like-minded independent agents, particularly those agencies that do not have a family-focused perpetuation plan in place. Mr. Risman and his team offer these businesses an avenue to become part of a larger, more modern operation while staying in their local community and serving the neighbors and fellow business owners who have come to know and trust them. As more and more national players enter the market, Mr. Risman’s focus continues to be helping local agents maintain their strong roots as Massachusetts independent insurance agents. 

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Risman about the growth of his agency over the past several decades, what he thinks the keys to his success have been, and what he sees as the future for agency acquisitions.

Read the full feature on Agency Checklist.