The R. G. Williams Insurance Agency, Inc. operates as an Exclusive Agent for the Rockingham Group of insurance companies. Through our affiliation with RGroup, our agency is able to offer a wide range of insurance products and coverages for our clients including:
Our agency is licensed to do business throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, but operates primarily in the Shenandoah Valley, Highland County, Bath County, Albemarle County, and Nelson County. While our primary company is the Rockingham Group, we have access to a number of other financially strong insurance carriers through the Rockingham Mutual Service Agency, including: The Hartford, National General, Markel, Progressive, Berkshire Hathaway, Prudential, AIG, and a number of other carriers as well.
The agency started in 1985 when the agency's principal, Rick Williams, began his career in the life insurance business in his hometown of Waynesboro. Rick began representing the Rockingham Group in 1990 and, since that relationship began, the agency has more than quadrupled in size. Many of our clients have been with us for more than thirty years and we do our best to continually earn the loyalty of those who trust us to handle their insurance needs. We hope we can do the same for you.
About the Rockingham Group:
- Auto Insurance
- Homeowners Insurance
- Farm Insurance
- Commercial Insurance
- Rental Property (Dwelling Property) Insurance
- Tenant (Renters) Insurance
- Motorcycle Insurance
- ATV Insurance
- Boat Insurance
- Life Insurance
The Civil War ended in 1865, but until 1869, Virginia was still under military control. Reconstruction began and the people who lived in Virginia needed to protect the new homes and buildings that they were building. Insurance for rural areas in the Shenandoah Valley was often difficult to obtain.
In January of 1869, Rockingham Home Mutual was formed when several property owners met at a small church in Port Republic, Virginia, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley (pictured to the right).
People became members of the mutual company and had fire policies that covered whatever structures they owned – our old policies featured a lot of mills, silos, barns, as well as homes.
Over the years, Rockingham Home Mutual grew. It became Rockingham Mutual when it consolidated with West Rockingham Mutual Fire Company in 1968. A year later, Rockingham merged with Brethren Mutual Fire Association.
Over the last thirty years, Rockingham has continued to grow through mergers with other Virginia mutual companies.