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Western Insurance Associates

1212 N Washington St, Suite 20
Spokane, WA 99201

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About Western Insurance Associates

Company History


Our committed priority is service and support of our communities, clients and local organizations. Educating our clients and offering a selection that meets unique needs are crucial to our success.

By representing over 60 insurance companies, the power of choice is imparted when clients select an insurance provider. With 3 locations and 8 full-time team members, we provide our community with a blend of deep-rooted traditional values, energy and creativity, personal attention and professional advice to help navigate a rapidly changing landscape.



Waverly Exchange Bank Merged with Bank of Fairfield and opened Fairfield Waverly Insurance.




Latah Insurance was purchased by Bank of Fairfield and ran by the Wernz family. Jay Wernz remembers selling a $45 annual auto policy on a 1954 Chevrolet Sedan.




Fairfield Waverly Insurance was purchased by Tom Wall and Kerry Schanzenbach breaking off the 70 year connection with Bank of Fairfield.




In 2016 Fairfield Waverly Insurance merged with Hodgson and Associates to become Western Insurance Associates. This merger allowed Western Insurance to open a new Spokane, WA location and double the number of licensed agents on their team. Drawing from the small town, personable experience provided by Fairfield Waverly Insurance and the energy of Hodgson and Associates, a close connection with the customers and communities they serve has quickly become Western Insurance Associates’ modus operandi.


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  • Washington
  • Idaho
  • Oregon
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