MiniCo Insurance Agency LLC, a provider of insurance products for the self-storage industry, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Founded in September 1974, the company pioneered offerings designed specifically for the storage business, including specialty coverages to address unique exposures, according to a company press release.
Industry veteran Hardy Good launched Mini Storage Insurance Corp. in 1974 and a publishing division five years after. The company later became MiniCo Inc. Good sold the insurance and publishing divisions in 2010 to Aran Insurance Services Group, a full-service general agency and underwriter. Aran has since expanded the company’s product line to include specialty property and casualty insurance. Current non-storage programs include those for fine art and collectibles, agribusiness, sports and activity, contractors liability, and fantasy sports gaming.
“Forty years is an important milestone for any company,” said Mike Schofield, CEO and president. “MiniCo’s sustainability is largely attributable to our core value of customer-focused service. Our company culture places a significant value on serving our customers to include policyholders, insurance agents, subscribers and advertisers.”
To celebrate, MiniCo will host a cocktail party at the Self Storage Association Fall Conference and Tradeshow, Sept. 11, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. All conference attendees are invited.
Phoenix-based MiniCo offers two tenant-insurance programs and specialty property and casualty commercial insurance for self-storage operators in the United States and Canada. The company carries an A.M. Best rating of “A,” and also operates MiniCo Insurance Agency of Canada Inc.