|"Thank You for taking such great care of our family. You not only saved us several hundred dollars over our previous insurance carrier but also made sure all of our insurance needs were well taken care of. When our niece needed automobile insurance at the last minute to purchase a new car, not only did you take the time to patiently educate her about insurance but you also waited over 2 hours after your normal business hours on a Friday night to make sure that she was able to take her new car home that day. You are not only an outstanding, dedicated insurance agent but a truly wonderful person. We look forward to a long insurance relationship knowing that we have you looking after us."|
|"I recently signed up for new auto, homeowners and umbrella policies with Shepard Insurance. They offered the most competitive rates while at the same time supplying the best customer service I’ve ever received."|
The story of Shepard Insurance Agency began in 1945 when Scott and Gary Shepard’s grandfather opened an independent insurance agency in Los Angeles, just across from Farmer’s Market.
The business grew steadily as he earned a reputation for friendly service, attention to detail, and an unwavering commitment to look out for the best interests of his clients. He eventually moved to a larger office near the present-day Beverly Center. But his insistence on doing right by his customers never changed. It formed the foundational principles that not only guided the firm’s development, but also fostered client relationships that would stretch across five decades.
Scott and Gary’s father took over the agency in 1960. Under his leadership, Shepard Insurance Agency expanded to the San Fernando Valley to serve the area’s growing population and business community. The company moved to its operations to the San Fernando Valley in 1986, locating in the Laurel Plaza Shopping Center next to what is today, Macy’s Department Store.
Shepard Insurance became a third generation family-run company in the 1990s when Gary Shepard joined the firm, and eventually took the reins following his father’s retirement. He was joined by Scott in 2000, and together the brothers expanded the company, growing it to 11 employees, In 2007, Shepard Insurance relocated to the heart of the North Hollywood Arts District, The Academy Tower, home of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as well as expanded its superior service for residents of Santa Clarita Valley with the opening of its office in Valencia .
Though much has changed in the past 60 years, Shepard Insurance Agency is still family-owned, and still reflects the ideals of its founder – service, expertise, and integrity – every day.