For over 85 years, MSH Insurance has grown with the community, always offering the finest selection of insurance protection and outstanding customer service to North Carolinians.
The agency traces its origins back to 1922 when Rocky Mount Insurance and Real Estate was formed. In 1924, co-owners T.L. Simmons and Charles C. Harris, Sr. changed the name of the firm to Simmons & Harris, Inc. and later to Mayo, Simmons & Harris Insurance when they merged with the Claude Mayo, Jr. Agency.
Later, the name was changed to MSH Insurance, reflecting a more contemporary approach to insurance while still honoring the company’s heritage. In 2008, operations were moved to a new facility in Woodstone Office Park.
In 2016, MSH Insurance (David Purinai) partnered with Mason Lee and De Anne Scott Worrell of Family First Insurance, Wilson, NC. The Rocky Mount office continues as MSH Insurance while the Wilson office is known as MSH Family First Insurance.
So often we meet people who are detached from their insurance program, getting more quotes year after year to obtain the cheapest price until one day… they finally experience a loss. Personal attachment to your insurance policy begins at this point as you learn if the policy will respond as expected.
At MSH Insurance, our philosophy is to design an insurance program which is personal. This requires us to learn about you or your business so that we can help you minimize surprises. After all, insurance is more than just receiving a quote or finding the lowest price; it’s about understanding risk, whether it’s Personal or Business and partnering with a resourceful agent to implement an insurance strategy.
We understand that individual’s lives and business operations have become more complex as new technology, process and regulation evolve to meet our changing world. Who would have thought a few years ago information about your identity could be more valuable than your property, or that employers would implement high deductible health care plans to manage benefit costs.
We are prepared to partner with you and your business to protect against these growing challenges and unanticipated events. Our agents will work with you to identify past, current, and future risks, and educate you on the latest insurance product innovations. We invite you to meet with one of our agents to help them get to know you or your business. It’s time well spent!