Who We Are
Meet the independent agency that has been insuring East TN since 1914.
Since our beginnings in 1914, Price & Ramey Insurance has become a leader in providing quality protection for thousands of individuals & families throughout our region.
Providing the best in coverage and personal service is just one of the many reasons why today, more than ever, people are choosing Price & Ramey Insurance for their insurance needs, whether it be Auto, Home, Health, Business, Liability, Commercial, Business, or other.
With over 100 years of experience, Price & Ramey is a staple in our community and a leader in the insurance industry.
W. B. Ramey came to Kingsport and purchased the Harris-Anderson Agency, previously owned by Charles Harris and Jeff Anderson.
Ramey operated these firms as the Kingsport Insurance Agency until 1929.
After the death of George Burbage in 1929, Ramey bought the Burbage interest.
The Burbage and Price Agency and Kingsport Insurance Agency combined under the name of Price & Ramey, composed of E.C. Price Jr. and William B. Ramey, a partnership.
Wimberly's brother, John Wimberly, purchased stock and became a member of the firm.
Prior to joining Price & Ramey, Wimberly had worked with Bennett & Edwards Agency as a producer. He became a mayor of Kingsport 1954-1955 and died August 13, 2004.
Howard Hayden Hannabass, Jr., became part-owner.
John Wimberly sold his interest to Joe Wimberly and Hannabass.
Kieth Sims became a member of the firm in November, 1995 and became a stockholder in 1997.
Laws-Troutman Inc. in Elizabethton, TN was acquired in 1998. The name was later changed to Price & Ramey of Elizabethton.
Jenkins Insurance Agency in Dandridge TN was acquired, later becoming Price & Ramey of Dandridge.
Gardner Insurance Agency, Morristown, TN, was acquired, and was eventually merged into Southern States Insurance, Morristown in 2009.
Abble Consumer of Greeneville TN, is acquired and later named Price & Ramey of Greeneville.
Price & Ramey expands to a new location at 1524 Bridgewater Lane, Suite 101, Kingsport, TN with 19 employees.
Hodge Hardy Agency (Newport, TN) is acquired in 2008 and merged into Jenkins Insurance Agency.
Price & Ramey purchased a SIAA franchise and began a separate company named Mountain Empire Agency Alliance, which expanded operating area to 46 counties in East Tennessee, Northern Virginia and Western North Carolina.
Southern States Insurance was acquired, later becoming Price & Ramey of Morristown.
Greene Insurance Agency was purchased in 2019, later becoming Price & Ramey of Tazewell.
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