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Our agency began as the John B. McLaughlin Agency and was established in 1929 by John B. McLaughlin in East Syracuse, N.Y.

His main goal was to serve the growing insurance needs of his community with prompt, friendly and professional service.

In 1984 the agency was purchased by Myron C. Kehoe,  Sr. and the name was changed to
McLaughlin-Kehoe Associates, Inc.

In 1993 agency ownership & operation was assumed by Myron Kehoe Jr., Jeffrey Kehoe, Sherry Edick and
Shawn Kehoe.

In 1996 a branch office location in Watertown, N.Y. was opened, to better serve our clients in Watertown and
Northern New York State.

In 1999 The Kraft Insurance Agency located in Liverpool, N.Y. was merged into our agency.

In 2004  The Ray Linehan Agency  of Watertown,NY was aquired and combined with our existing office as a
combined location at 40 Public Square now known as McLaughlin-Kehoe & Linehan Agency.

In 2006 The Vincent J. Scaravillo Agency was aquired and merged into our agency.

In 2008 Affordable Auto Insurance Agency was aquired and merged into our agency.

In 2010 we began to operate under one unified name for our office locations as Affordable McLaughlin & Kehoe

In 2014 we began online marketing campaigns with our affiliate Syracuse Insurance Agency, Inc. and d.b.a name
Watertown Insurance Agency to expand our online and social media presence and advertising exposure.

In 2015 agency ownership  was changed to Jeffrey Kehoe, Myron Kehoe, Jr. & Shawn Kehoe

In April 2017 our Watertown office location was moved from 40 Public Square to 1616 State Street to
provide more parking and easier access to our office by our customers.

Today we are a second generation family owned and operated business. We remain deeply rooted in the
traditions of the past with an outlook toward automation, growth and progression to serve you well into
the future.

Although we have grown in size and changed our look and name over the years, our commitment to provide 
access to our insurance markets and products through our skilled  agents and customer service representatives
remains unchanged.

Our Mission is to become central and northern New York's preferred insurance agency by providing our
customers with personal service along with access to multiple Insurance Companies inorder to provide them
with right coverage and policy at the best price.  We sell Insurance Value not just the lowest price.

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