January 21, 2019
Waters Insurance Agency


May 2017
Congratulations to  Heather DeBord on earning the designation of CISR Elite. This distinction displays Heather’s dedication to professionalism and her commitment to continuing education. The Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) Elite status is offered by The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research for the successful completion of all nine course exams and has an annual continuing-education requirement to ensure that designees stay current on important policy changes and trends within the industry.

February 2017
We now have an insurance office in St. Marys, WV – Fanta Insurance Inc. dba Fleming Insurance Services.  The familiar location in historic downtown St. Marys will continue to be operated by Priscilla Boyles, AAI who is joined by the Fanta’s and Richelle McClain. The agency will continue its tradition of service to Pleasants County and surrounding areas offering competitive choices from Westfield, Progressive, Panhandle and many other insurance companies. More information is available on its Facebook page www.facebook.com/FIASaintMarysWV/

February 2017
Waters Insurance Agency was appointed to represent ASI, a division of Progressive Insurance Company now offering competitive homeowner policies including multi-policy discounts with Progressive Auto in the states of WV and OH.  As independent insurance agents we are glad to add another company to the many choices we can offer.  By representing a variety of insurance companies we are great money-savers for our customers.  Why work with an Independent Insurance Agency? Because we are not limited to a single provider’s options and prices. We shop for you!

January 2017
Waters Insurance Agency received HORIZON Status with Westfield Insurance Group. Westfield awards the Horizon designation to those independent insurance agencies in the top tier of its agency force.  Horizon agencies display a commitment to providing policyholders with top quality insurance products and outstanding customer service.

December 2016
John Fanta was elected President of the Henry Logan Foundation Board of Directors, a non-profit organization that has been operation for 65 years to benefit and provide opportunity to children and youth through financial grants. 

October 2016
Waters Insurance is a proud member of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers Association of West Virginia. The association promotes insurance education, competitive choices and rates for West Virginia consumers.  John Fanta was recently named Chairman of the Young Agents Committee of the association.

April 2016
Ray & Beth Fanta with John Fanta  - Attended the IIABA Legislative Conference in Washington DC to promote legislation on such issues that are important to the citizens of WV such as flood, crop, health insurance and cyber security liability. 

October 2015
Ray Fanta recently attended a meeting of the Westfield Agents Association in Westfield Center, Ohio. This is an elected group representing all Westfield agencies, for education and feedback on issues of importance to our customers and communities. Ray has been on the Association Board for four years and currently serves as its president.

July 2015
Theresa Somerville earned the CISR designation, joining five other agents with Waters Insurance Agency that have gone the required licensing and continuing education requirements of the WV Insurance Commissioner in order to receive professional recognition through professional credentialing. 

By earning the CISR through the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, Andrea Williams, Theresa Somerville and Heather DeBord have more resources to provide efficient coverage for our customers and help our customers get the most for their money! We appreciate our well-educated group of agents! John Fanta has earned CPIA (Certified Professional Insurance Agent) and AIP (Associate in Insurance Production) designations. Ray Fanta and Beth Fanta are both Accredited Advisors of Insurance.

May 2015
Ray and Beth Fanta were honored by Westfield Insurance Group as owners of an insurance agency that has represented the company for fifty years.

September 2014
The agency not only celebrated the 50 year anniversary of its founding in 1964, we moved to a new location 1023 Garfield Avenue, Parkersburg. Improved convenience, visibility and access are just a few of the benefits the new location will offer to our customers.

February 2013
Waters Insurance Agency named 2013 Pacesetter. By sustaining profitable growth, operating with the highest professional standards and offering superior service to policyholders, Waters Insurance has achieved Pacesetter status; the highest recognition Motorists Insurance Group gives an agency.

November 2012 
Waters Insurance Agency named Family Owned Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley.

January 2011 
Raymond J. Fanta selected as a director of the Westfield Agents Association. This group provides creativity and innovation to serve the needs of Westfield’s agent partners and customers.

December 2010 
Raymond J. Fanta elected to the Board of Directors of Community Bank of Parkersburg, a locally owned and independent bank serving Wood County since 1917.

September 2009 
Raymond J. Fanta elected  president of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America – West Virginia.

August 2009 
Waters Insurance Agency continued its support of the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley. Heather DeBord, CSR made an important contribution to the 2009-2010 campaign as her good looking three-year-old son was featured as cover boy for the campaign.  Malachi is a pre-schooler at the Parkersburg Day Nursery and became a special messenger of their alliance’s slogan, “Live United”.

December 2008
Waters Insurance Agency received the 2008-2009 Pacesetter designation from the Motorists Insurance Group. The Pacesetter designation recognizes Waters Insurance Agency’s superior professionalism and profitability. Motorists awards the Pacesetter designation only to those independent insurance agencies in the top tier of its agency force – those who display a commitment to providing policyholders with top quality insurance products and outstanding customer service.

November 2008 
Waters Insurance Agency achieved  platinum-level status from Westfield Insurance for their top performance among the company’s more than 1,200 insurance agencies throughout the country. The Platinum status is the highest level in Westfield’s FOCUS program, which is performance-based and designed to measure the levels of profit, growth, size and persistency of any agency’s business with the company.


Archived News 

Brickstreet Insurance, the company formed by and for the employers of West Virginia for workers’ compensation insurance, has appointed Waters Insurance Agency to their network of independent insurance agencies offering professional evaluation of exposures, employee classifications and claims experience.

Waters Insurance Agency named a participant in the Trusted Choice brand program sponsored by the Independent Insurance Agents of America. Trusted Choice agencies are committed to treating each customer as a person, not a policy. All Trusted Choice agencies agree to adhere to a Pledge of Performance that enables them to offer competitive pricing, a broad choice of products and valuable advocacy.