Plastridge Insurance Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Founded in 1919, Plastridge Insurance has served the South Florida community with a commitment to integrity and trust as a family business providing commercial and personal insurance for 100 years. Our CEO, Tom Lynch, purchased the company in 1974 from his father-in-law, who bought it in 1949. We are grateful to be the definition of a thriving, sustainable family business with Tom’s sons, Connor and Brendan, leading the company—and have succeeded as a result. We take pride in what we do, provide superior customer service, and allow our expert agents to effectively compare rates and coverage to ensure our clients receive the most competitive pricing and the quality protection they deserve.

 

Proud to support a community-driven culture, Plastridge Insurance, in addition to maintaining current financial and volunteer commitments, is celebrating our 100th anniversary in business by donating a total of $100,000 to 10 non-profit clients selected by our employees. The recipients are: Achievement Centers for Children & Families, FAU Foundation, Inc., Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Junior League of Boca Raton, Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc., Palm Beach Gardens Youth Athletic Association, Pediatric Oncology Support Team, Inc. (POST) Save the Chimps, and YMCA of South Palm Beach County.

Historical Timeline

  • 1919

    • Founded in Delray Beach, FL – Plastridge & Brennan Agency (Amos & Pierce)
    • New Division Formed – Private Clients
    • New Division Formed – Non-Profits
  • 1940

    • Change of ownership – Amos Plastridge turned over the agency to his son, Robert.
  • 1947-48

    • Agency up for Sale – Robert put the agency up for sale after the terrible storms of 1947-48
  • 1949

    • Paul W. Speicher Purchased Agency

    1949-69

    • Location – Delray Beach – 418, 420, 422, 426 E. Atlantic Avenue 400 block of E. Atlantic Ave
  • 1962

    • Opened Real Estate Division – Royal Palm Plaza – Boca Raton – 45 agents
  • 1969

    • Relocated from Atlantic Ave to 820 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach
    • Joined – Thomas E. Lynch purchased the agency
  • 1974

    • Purchased – Thomas E. Lynch purchased the agency
  • 1975

    • Moved Boca operation from Royal Palm to 224 S. Federal Highway
    • Purchased – Boca – Evergreen Insurance Agency
  • 1977

    • Upgraded – main Delray Beach location – Remodeled and enlarged
  • 1980

    • Division Formed – Condominium & Homeowner Associations
  • 1983

    • Discontinued – Real Estate Division to focus only on insurance
  • 1985

    • Purchased – Boca Raton – JJ Stone Agency
  • 1986

    • Purchased – Boca Raton – Belbout Agency
    • Purchased – Boca Raton – North Broward Agency in Coral Springs
    • Built – two new buildings 2100-2120 Dixie Hwy, Boca Raton
  • 1988

    • Purchased – Springs Agency – merged into Coral Springs
  • 1992-93

    • New Division Formed – Healthcare Facility Risk Insurance – Assisted Living Facilities

    1992-93

    • New Division Formed – Employee Benefits
  • 1993

    • Purchased – Boca – Haggerty Insurance
  • Nov 1, 1994

    • Purchased – CS&K – North Palm Beach
  • May 1, 1995

    • Purchased – Robert Insurance Agency – North Palm Beach
  • 1996

    • Built new location – Palm Beach Gardens
    • Opened Office – Stuart

    June 1, 1996

    • Purchased – Peduto
  • Feb 1, 1997

    • Purchased – Safe Harbor – Stuart

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