Sprague & Killeen, Inc. has always been an independent professional insurance firm starting in 1867. Over the decades other insurance firms became part of Sprague & Killeen, Inc. starting with the Terwilliger Agency, the Carlsen Agency, the Schwartz Agency and The Downs Agency. We were also known as Sprague & Decker prior to Jack Killeen joining the firm in 1968. The current owner/president of the firm Dwight W. Coombe joined the agency in 1986 and took over ownership/management in 1994.
Like those before him, Dwight also studied insurance and other business studies prior to joining the firm. Dwight earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering at Cornell University where he also studied business and finance. Dwight grew up on the Coombe family farm where his experience ranged from machinery operation, building, welding, mechanical work, and general farming. As a licensed commercial/instrument pilot that participates regularly with Patient Airlift Services, and Class A driver, Dwight brings well-rounded, hands-on experience to his insurance clients.
Insurance and Risk Management are important to everyone. However commercial clients in particular need to manage risks for their employees, drivers, product processes, construction work, etc. Dwight and his team continue to study and practice new ways to finance risk even beyond ordinary insurance. Dwight’s experience in advising clients on risk management techniques and specific safety issues has saved clients greatly and improved their bottom-line profitability.
Even more important is the team at Sprague & Killeen, Inc. Everyone is licensed and continues their education with certified courses focusing on everything from insurance law, new policy forms, claims handling, loss control, finance, ethics and more. Most have one or more designations they maintain by committing to many hours annually in continuing education. Experience is the most important feature and all of the Sprague & Killeen team have many years of real, everyday experience in helping solve problems for clients.