The Campbell Story

Your Trusted Advisors since 1918

The Campbell Insurance story begins more than a century ago in 1918 when Walter Duval Campbell, Sr., founded Campbell Insurance in Lynchburg, Virginia. Seven years later, the business was incorporated and named its first officers and board with W.D. Campbell, Jr., as president, T.H. Fox, Jr., as vice president, and Fred Harper, secretary-treasurer.

Since then, Campbell’s ownership has passed through a very small group of dedicated professionals. The consistent thread through the years has been the loyalty, dedication, and the commitment of each employee to the clients we serve. In January 2010, Campbell made a major change: we became an employee-owned company. As an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) our team owns 100 percent of the agency stock and has a vested interest in each client.

Our commitment to our customers, community, and people has led to tremendous growth. Over the years, we have acquired these insurance agencies: 

  • Davis-Childs, Lynchburg, VA (1968)
  • Snead-Payne & McCausland, Inc., Lynchburg, VA (1972)
  • Cosby Insurance Agency, Lynchburg, VA (1982)
  • Hodges & Haywood, Lynchburg , VA (1983)
  • McDonough Caperton, Bedford, VA (1989)
  • Newton & McCraw Insurance Agency, Lynchburg, VA  (1990)
  • St. John Agency, Brookneal, VA (2007) 
  • Emrey and Amonette, Lexington, VA (2018).

Today, Campbell provides coverage for more than 10,000 clients in the Mid-Atlantic region and across the country. Our team serves as trusted advisors, helping our clients address their business and insurance needs, including commercial, personal, life, health, employee benefits, and financial services. 

We strongly believe in supporting the community in which we live and work, and provide our time, treasures, and talents to numerous nonprofit and community organizations.

Campbell Insurance currently has offices in Lynchburg (headquarters), Brookneal and Lexington, Virginia.

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