Cool Insuring Agency, Inc.
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Cool Insuring Agency, Inc. was founded in 1857 by Charles W. Cool, the first Mayor of the City of Glens Falls. It has served its clients with dignity and pride for over 150 years. While being one of the oldest insurance brokerage firms in the United States, Cool Insuring Agency has grown to become one of the largest and most innovative insurance brokers in the industry. Cool Insuring Agency maintains full service offices in the Capital of New York, Albany; with a secondary location in Glens Falls, New York (Warren County). Cool Insuring Agency offers a broad array of Property and Casualty products to Personal Commercial, Institutional and Governmental clients throughout the Country and indeed, throughout the world.
Cool Insuring Agency currently employs approximately 110 individuals in various departments throughout the organization. In addition to traditional Property and Casualty insurance placement, the agency specializes in providing distinct and specialized Risk Management services to its various clients. In fact, the Risk management division of Cool Insuring Agency clearly distinguishes our organization from most of its peers.
As a major independent insurance agency, we maintain our status as a privately owned company able to offer a multitude of service to our clients. We represent virtually every major insurance carrier doing business in the United States. Due to our independent agency status, our ability to service a client is not limited by geographic or industrial boundaries. We move effectively through all professional, commercial, and economic circles.
J. Walter Juckett was born in 1908 in Mittineague, Massachusetts. With engineering degree in-hand from the military college of Norwich University, he began his career at the Hurlbut Paper Company, where his father, Frank Juckett, served as President.
During the depths of the Great Depression in the 1930s, the Juckett father-and-son team took over active management of Sandy Hill Iron and Brass Works in Hudson Falls, New York, where J. Walter would succeed his father as president through the 1980s.
A pillar of the community, J. Walter was an active participant in many community organizations, including the Mohican Council of the Boy Scouts, The Lake Champlain Cancer Research Organization, The Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center, First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls, the Salvation Army, and the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce.
After his passing in 1988, the Chamber’s board of directors created the prestigious J. Walter Juckett Community Service Award. Each year, the award is bestowed upon a deserving honoree, who demonstrates a fierce commitment and hands-on dedication to the betterment of our local community.