About Us

Smith-Brogan Insurance Service, Inc. has been doing business in Newark, Ohio since1963.  We are proud to provide insurance solutions to more than 1300 individuals and businesses in our area. We are committed to building a solid relationship with customers through practical solutions and excellent service.

The agents at Smith-Brogan Insurance Service, Inc. are independent insurance agents. As independent agents, we don’t work for any one insurance company; we sell coverage from several different companies. This allows us to focus on providing you with the right amount of insurance and the right type of coverage for your needs.

We provide the following insurance services:

Auto Insurance *  Homeowners Insurance * Business & Commercial Insurance * Life Insurance * Health Insurance * Farm Insurance * Boat Insurance * Bonds * Personal & Commercial Umbrella * Motorcycle Insurance * Flood Insurance * Disability Insurance * RV Insurance * Mobile Home Insurance  * High Risk Auto

Our Staff is friendly, hard-working, eager to serve your insurance needs and one of the most knowledgeable and experienced groups of people in the insurance business.

We have been a member of the Licking County Chamber of Commerce since 1989, The Building Industry Association of Licking County since 1998 and the Licking County Board of Realtors since 1996.

Our professional affiliations include:

Independent Insurance Agents of Ohio since 1989

Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters since 1992

Society of Financial Service Professionals since 1996

Society of Certified Insurance Counselors since 1997

Scott Shipley CPCU, CIC, CLU is the Managing Producer of the agency. He started in the insurance business as a college student in 1980 and has been in it ever since. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a BBA in Finance and Insurance. He has been with the agency since 1989. He handles the Commercial, Farm, Life and Health Insurance for the agency and also does some Personal Lines. He is a Past President of the Newark-Health Rotary and a Past President of the Licking County Independent Agents. He lives in Newark with his wife and daughter and has a son attending the Ohio State University & a daughter who graduated from the Ohio State University.

Judy Cooperrider handles Personal Lines and is a licensed Property Casualty Agent who has been with the agency since March of 2017. She has prior insurance experience with national insurance carriers  in claims for five + years. She also owned her own Flower Shop for several years. She is a graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Hospitality Management. She lives in Newark with her husband Jay. They have four grown children.