About Us

Hagerstown Insurance AgentAntietam Insurance Associates started in 1957 with Leonard Summers selling for Erie Insurance door to door in Boonsboro, Md. Well known in the community, Leonard established strong relationships with people that knew him and found great value in his service and product. In 1985, Maurice Hanes took the helm and created Summers and Hanes Insurance. Maurice grew the agency exponentially by carrying on the tradition of being active in the community, providing top notch service, knowing his customers, and caring about making sure insurance needs were met at the best possible price.

In 1999, the Summers and Hanes Insurance merged with Jerry E. Norris Insurance which was started in 1966 and was built on those same founding principles and traditions in service with which Maurice and Leonard conducted their business. As the result of the merger, Antietam Insurance Associates was created. Now located in the South End of Hagerstown, the tradition in service continues.

Bryan Hanes joined the agency in 2003 and has continued the long tradition before him of providing service and price that make the value of having your own personal insurance, business insurance, life insurance, and group insurance agent an unmatched proposition for the discerning insurance buyer. He brings his experience as an attorney in the fields of Insurance Defense Litigation and Stock Broker Misconduct cases to approach insurance policies and the insurance proposition.

Disclaimer: Bryan Hanes is not practicing law in his capacity as President of Antietam Insurance so as he is not offering legal advice and if you seek the same an Independent Attorney must be consulted.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in Hagerstown, Maryland, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. Antietam Insurance Associates represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies, therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn’t purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn’t have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family’s financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, car insurance, home insurance or businessowner policy — you wouldn’t have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, whether it’s for your home, your car or your business, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, it’s up to you to make the final choice.