In 1977, Russ Smale purchased the T.W. Cooper Insurance Agency in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Today, our Coopersburg office serves the towns of Coopersburg, Center Valley, Quakertown, Emmaus, Bethlehem, Allentown, and others.
Two years after purchasing the T.W. Cooper Insurance Agency, Russ Smale acquired the Lee Stover Insurance Agency in nearby Sellersville. That same year, his son Andrew joined him in the insurance business.
In 1985, Russ Smale’s other son, Mike, also joined the business. After Russ Smale retired in 1992, Mike successfully recruited Thomas Wilkinson and Leo Carlin to help grow T.W. Cooper’s commercial insurance business. By 2001, the agencies grew their business from $2 million to more than $15 million in premiums.
A year later, the Commonwealth Insurance Group — comprised of Mike Smale, Andrew Smale, Tom Wilkinson and Leo Carlin — purchased the Durn and Beiler Agency in East Greenville, Pennsylvania.
In 2006, the principals formed T.W. Cooper Insurance LLC, a partnership comprised of Mike, Tom and Leo. The three partners added a new Coopersburg branch agency in Plumsteadville in central Bucks County.
T.W. Cooper then purchased the Roscoe P. Snyder Agency in Walnutport, Pennsylvania in 2009, and the Scott Fisher Insurance Agency in Lehighton in 2011.
Since 1977, when the business had only three employees and $2 million in premiums, it has grown to include more than 30 employees managing in excess of $35 million in premiums and representing more than a dozen insurance companies.
T.W. Cooper offers a complete line insurance including commercial auto, property, liability , worker’s compensation, business umbrella, group health, disability and life insurance, personal–auto, homeowner’s, boat, motorcycle, and umbrella. In addition to Erie Insurance, T.W. Cooper also represents Progressive, Hartford, Chubb, AIG, Lehigh Mutual, Main Street Group, Travelers, Windsor Mt. Joy, and other companies.
Our commercial team serves all of Southeastern Pennsylvania including Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, Berks, Lehigh and Lancaster counties.
Our Coopersburg office serves the towns of Coopersburg, Center Valley, Quakertown, Emmaus, Bethlehem and Allentown, among others.
For more information about our services, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.
Meet the staff of our Coopersburg office, which serves the towns of Coopersburg, Center Valley, Quakertown, Emmaus, Bethlehem and Allentown, among others: