In The News
Date: September 3, 2014

MiniCo Insurance Agency Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

A highly recognized name in the self-storage industry, MiniCo Insurance Agency has evolved into a multi-faceted provider of specialty property and casualty insurance products for a variety of industries and exposures.Mini-Storage Messenger

MiniCo Insurance Agency is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Founded in September 1974, the company pioneered insurance products designed specifically for the self-storage industry including tenant insurance and a property and casualty policy for self-storage business owners including innovative specialty coverages designed to address exposures unique to the industry. In 1979, MiniCo introduced the Mini-Storage Messenger, the first trade periodical for the self-storage industry. The highly respected Self-Storage Almanac annual resource was introduced in 1992.

In the 40 years since its founding, MiniCo has become one of the most recognized names in the self-storage industry. The company offers two tenant insurance programs and specialty property and casualty commercial insurance for self-storage operators throughout the United States and Canada.

In 2010, MiniCo was acquired by the Aran Insurance Services Group and began to expand its insurance offerings to include a wide variety of specialty property and casualty insurance products. Current programs include fine art and collectibles insurance, agribusiness insurance, sports and activity insurance, contractors liability insurance, and fantasy sports gamer insurance.

MiniCo President and CEO Mike Schofield commented, “Forty years is an important milestone for any company. 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 this important anniversary, MiniCo will host a cocktail party at the Self Storage Association’s Fall Conference and Trade Show on September 11th at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. All conference attendees are invited to attend the party and celebrate MiniCo’s 40th anniversary along with the company’s senior executives.

About MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC
MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, was founded in 1974 as a provider of specialty insurance products and publications for the self-storage industry. Today the company is a program administrator offering multiple specialty property and casualty insurance products for a variety of unique industries and exposures. MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, the parent company of MiniCo Insurance Agency of Canada, Incorporated, is a member of the Aran Insurance Services Group.

Dan Sommer
MiniCo Insurance Agency