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Trust – “The belief in the reliability or strength of someone or something”

Isn’t that what you are really looking for in protecting your hard earned assets? Granite Insurance makes it a priority to earn the trust of our adventure sport customers.  The basis of our customer trust relationship is founded on learning about your organizatoin.  We want to understand what you value and then work to develop a risk management or insurance program that meets your specific needs.  Delivering solid solutions and knowledgeable advice at an exceptional value with solid insurance company partners is part of how we continue working toward earning your trust.

Choice – “Making a decision from two or more possibilities”

Granite Insurance offers simplified choice.  As a experience expert in the adventure sport industry, we have many companies that we can choose from.  Simply put, we do the shopping for our customers.  We are able to look at a variety of options and offer our customers the best value program specifically tailored to meet their needs.  To further enhance choice, we are a proud partner of Keystone Insurers Group, one of America’s largest insurance agencies.  Our Keystone affiliation allows us to offer our customers access to exceptional products and risk services all with a local touch.

History of Granite Insurance

It was 1936 when Dr. A. D. Abernethy, Sr., a local dentist and community and business leader in Granite Falls, realized the need to open Granite Insurance Agency.  He saw the need to partner with local residents and business owners to provide risk management advice and a means to provide the security necessary for their success.  Later in 1954 the business was incorporated as Granite Insurance and Real Estate Agency, Inc. with three stockholders: Dr. A. D. Abernethy, Sr., Dr. Joseph W. Abernethy, and Floyd Annas.  In 1957 Floyd Annas and his wife Theresa purchased all outstanding stock in the agency.  This was the beginning of a multi-generational family owned business that is now known simply as Granite Insurance.

Since 1936 the business has changed locations four times to accommodate growth.  The most recent move was in 2014 when the agency relocated to 56 North Main Street, Granite Falls.  The agency's commitment to the local community is evidenced by the fact that all four locations have been within 1/3 of a mile of each other.

Today we at Granite Insurance continue our tradition of partnering with both personal insurance clients and business owners to provide expert advice on how to best manage and transfer risk.  Each plan is individually crafted by our professional staff based on the unique needs of each client.  As a part of Keystone Insurers Group, one of America's largest insurance organizations, we are able to offer the resources of a large national insurance firm.  However, we are still locally owned and actively managed by the Annas family.

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56 N Main Street
Granite Falls, NC 28630

Phone: 828-396-3342
Email: cannas@graniteinsurance.com
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