“The name means something to us and it means something to the community.” - Gary Hitson
In January of 2017, Hitson Insurance merged with another longstanding insurance company, Crum & Blazer, to become Hitson, Crum & Blazer Insurance, Inc. With a past history of working in this area since the early 1920s, a primary benefit of this merger is that we can now provide an expanded diversity of coverage options to best meet clients' changing needs.
The story of Hitson Insurance began in Blount County way back in 1939 with M.C. Hitson who was the first local agent for a national insurance company in Maryville. His son, Charles, was an agent for another national insurance company in town, and both men established themselves as reputable agents in Blount County. In 1979, Gary Hitson (grandson of M.C., son of Charles, and now retired) decided to open his own insurance company, and that's when Hitson Insurance originally got its start.
Says Matthew Bryan, principal agent, "We truly value the communities we serve throughout East Tennessee and uphold the old-fashioned traditional values of honesty and integrity."