James & Sons Celebrates Centennial This Year

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Established in 1921, James & Sons Insurance has provided personalized service to Mahoning Valley residents for 100 years. 

Last year was a year of growth for the company, which enjoyed a growth rate of 12.8% and record new business, says President Thomas Costello. The company hosted 11 client webinars, which provided timely and relevant information throughout the pandemic, as well as updates on market conditions.

This year, the insurance agency looks to continue that growth. In March, it will change its name to First Insurance Group, allowing the agency to provide even more resources to clients and the community, Costello says.

“While the James & Sons name is changing, customers can rest assured that the same insurance group they have grown to love will still be filled with community-oriented leadership, familiar, smiling faces and the same great service that customers have come to trust for the past 100 years,” he says.

The agency will also continue its volunteer work in the community, including work with United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, local churches, 4-H programs, Youngstown Lions Club and more. “Giving time and resources to help throughout the community is a core value of the First Insurance Group,” Costello says.