For 150 years
Scott grows and changes with the times

Scott leaders have come and gone, each contributing their particular talents and abilities. While leadership and employees change, one thing remains constant over time—the way we embrace our deeply engrained risk and reward culture.

At Scott, the underlying desire to develop different approaches to risk management has flourished. Since 1864, our valued clients have turned to Scott to serve as their advisor for workers’ compensation, property and casualty, employee benefits, wellness programs, bonds and private risk. Thank you for helping define our successful history and being a part of our bright future.

Our History

150 days of thanks.

Join us in celebrating the people, companies and communities central to our success. Thank you!


From Scott: Thank you to Dixon Hughes Goodman partners, Aaron McGuire and Brian Kilbane, for sharing insights on captive insurance at the Scott Richmond seminar on Tuesday, April 22.
Apr 23, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to the Times-Dispatch for featuring Hutch Mauck in the Metro Richmond Business News. http://www.timesdispatch.com/business/local/metro-business/decision-maker-for-march-hutch-mauck/article_2d6bba99-b983-5d27-933c-e7d5d853214d.html
Apr 22, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Stephanie Middleton and Patti Ellison for your participation in the Roanoke/Salem Color Run to benefit Autism in April.
Apr 21, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Dixon Hughes Goodman partners, Aaron McGuire and Brian Kilbane, for sharing insights on captive insurance at the Scott Richmond seminar on Tuesday, April 22.
Apr 23, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to the Times-Dispatch for featuring Hutch Mauck in the Metro Richmond Business News. http://www.timesdispatch.com/business/local/metro-business/decision-maker-for-march-hutch-mauck/article_2d6bba99-b983-5d27-933c-e7d5d853214d.html
Apr 22, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Stephanie Middleton and Patti Ellison for your participation in the Roanoke/Salem Color Run to benefit Autism in April.
Apr 21, 2014


From Scott: Thanks to Scott employee-owner Bethany Murphy for going Above and Beyond to get some issues worked out with a carrier!  You are the best!!!!
Apr 18, 2014


From Scott: I would like to say “Thank You” to Melanie Colonna in our Scott Richmond office for all of her hard work in making the Heritage Captive Meeting on April 4th a huge success!!!
Apr 17, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Jennifer Burchette for going Above and Beyond to obtain information from a carrier on "reserves" that I was not able to obtain for a producer!  Thanks for the teamwork, Jen!
Apr 16, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to my Risk Performance Group colleagues at Scott who allow me to be my own person, to grow, learn and explore options and ideas.
Apr 15, 2014


From Scott: Thanks to Sherry Grishaw for her help. She lightens my load with the daily help she provides & I so appreciate everything she does for me!
Apr 14, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Gleaning for the World for selecting Scott Insurance as their risk advisor for 15 years, their support to the Lynchburg community and the greater world.
Apr 11, 2014


From Scott: Thanks to Scott employee-owner Lynn Blomquist for going “Above and Beyond” in helping research old umbrella polices for a special client need. She is always so helpful and willing to help tackle the tough issues!
Apr 10, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Scott employee-owner Mike Regan for developing new business for Scott Insurance in Jackson, TN.
Apr 9, 2014


From Scott: Thanks to editor Eric Snyder and the Nashville Business Journal for posting the Scott article on mitigating data breach. http://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/blog/2014/03/is-risk-litigation-for-security-breaches-still.html
Apr 8, 2014


From Scott: Thanks to the Fun Committee of the Greensboro Scott office; they have provided diverse and enjoyable activities and added to the great culture in the office.
Apr 7, 2014


Thank You: From Scott: The National Bond Program unit would like to thank Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, a valued client since 2001, and their employees for all of their philanthropic efforts. Recently, Fairway and one of their branch managers, Michael Mann, partnered with the Boot Campaign to give a mortgage free house to a Purple Heart winning veteran.
Apr 7, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Stacey Boyle in Scott's Richmond office for all of the assistance she provides to the Scott team and many of our Richmond clients. She does a wonderful job and is always so willing to help.
Apr 4, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Scott client Primland Resorts for adding a new line of business with Scott Insurance---Employee Benefits.
Apr 3, 2014


From Scott: Thanks to Scott client Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia for sponsoring “Bowl for Kids Sake” in Lynchburg on March 29.
Apr 2, 2014


From Scott: I am thankful for my Scott Family and their outpouring of love during times of need. Everyone pitches in and does their part without question. It’s awesome!!
Apr 1, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Scott employee-owner Seamus McNally for developing new business for Scott Benefit Services in Knoxville, Alcoa and Charleston, TN.
Mar 31, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to the Presbyterian Homes & Family Services for hosting Kid’s Haven. Kid’s Haven is a grief support center for children ages 3 to 18 years old and
Mar 28, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Brydon M. Dewitt of Williams Mullen and Tammy E. Colvin of Total Administrative Services Corporation for sharing insights at the Scott Richmond seminar, Employee Benefits Compliance Update.
Mar 27, 2014


From Scott: A big thank you to Angie Baker who introduced me to the Knoxville Scott Insurance office in 2006. The Knoxville office is a great place to work, and I am very grateful for the leadership of Matt Kerr and for all of our wonderful clients. It’s a joy to go to work everyday! ~Sandy Redmond
Mar 26, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Scott employee-owners, Nicole Winkle and Dustin DeJarnette, for sharing their expertise in articles contributed to Scott Performance News.
Mar 25, 2014


Thank You: A special "Thank You" to a special client, The Interflex Group. 22 years ago this month, The Interflex Group became the first client of Scott - Richmond, and we are proud to still call The Interflex Group a great Scott client. We appreciate you, Bill Elkin and The Interflex team! Hutch and the entire Scott Team
Mar 24, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to the Kroger in Towers Shopping Center, Roanoke, VA, for purchasing a special shopping cart (called Caroline's cart) that will help shoppers with autistic children.
Mar 24, 2014


Thank You: Thank you so much to the entire Scott- Richmond office....our 22 year anniversary this month. I am proud to have been a part of such an awesome group for all of these years! Thank you Richmond! Hutch
Mar 22, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to my Scott clients who want to perform better in business and also towards their employees. I love to work with clients who care about the well-being of their employees.
Mar 21, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Scott client AVS Catering for serving 300 meals to the hard working Duke Power employees during the massive power outage caused by winter weather in March.
Mar 20, 2014


Thank You: Thank you to Bret Grieves, Steve Heston, Arch Hamilton, Phoebe Azar, and the rest of the Greensboro team that works hard to keep a client with complicated and many needs happy --- and succeeds!
Mar 19, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to our president, Hutch Mauck, for his humility, passion, desire for exceptional service and relationships. He has logged over 2,000 miles in 30 days visiting clients and Scott offices.
Mar 19, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Cameron Ferguson, Chris Brauns and Matt Richardson for joining the Charlotte Scott office and helping our company to grow.
Mar 18, 2014


From Scott: Thank you for the diligent efforts of Scott's internal network support team for keeping our systems functioning and responding so quickly when issues arise. ~Traci Wiley
Mar 17, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Toby Brooks for more than 30 years of service at Schewel Furniture.  Way to go Toby!
Mar 14, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Debbie Sewell in the Scott Greensboro office for initiating two May fundraising walk-a-thons benefitting Relay for Life and the Greensboro Pregnancy Center.
Mar 13, 2014


From Scott: A big thanks to my team members Melinda Edge and Melissa Saulisbury for being great analysts!  I couldn’t do it with out you! Diana Mason
Mar 12, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to the Scott employee owners who participated in the Boys & Girls Club Resolution Run in February in downtown Lynchburg.
Mar 11, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Richmond Scott client, Comparenow.com, who is dedicated to making individuals’ lives easier, beginning with helping people pay less for auto insurance.
Mar 10, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Scott client Gildan for the creation of 200 new jobs at their Salisbury, NC, yarn spinning operation.
Mar 7, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Centra Health's Lynchburg General Hospital for their outstanding care to heart attack patients and congratulations for receiving an ACC Foundation Platinum Performance Achievement Award for the third consecutive year.
Mar 6, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to my supportive Scott co-workers in the Richmond office who have taught me so much since my start here at Scott. Your everyday patience and encouragement mean so much! Kate Sowers
Mar 5, 2014


From Scott: A heartfelt thank you to Bret Grieves, our leader in the Greensboro office. Bret leads by example - working hard for our clients, treating everyone with respect, creating a positive, family-like office culture and exhibiting joie de vivre!
Mar 4, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to the Scott Roanoke team for collecting gently used children’s books for ages 4-8. The books were read and distributed to elementary schools participating in Read Across America Day.
Mar 3, 2014


From Scott: Thanks to the wonderful nursing and rehab staff at Westminster Canterbury, a long time Scott client,  for the care, love and support they provided my family member and our family.
Feb 28, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to the knowledgeable speakers who shared their insights on not for profit organizations at the Scott (Richmond) seminar on February 26: Stanley Wellman, Esq., Jeremy D. Capps, Esq., Lisa H. Leiner, Esq., Greg Loomis - ADP
Feb 27, 2014


From Scott: Thanks to Scott Insurance and more specifically to Sean Willoughby-Ray for providing a fun, family-like department (and office) in which our team can work and serve our clients' needs. This environment allows us to be ourselves and be appreciated for our unique contributions.
Feb 26, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to the Charlotte "Exceptionally Scott Team," especially Nick Kammeyer, for making our recent celebrations, including the Super Bowl Party, a huge success and providing a lively work environment!
Feb 25, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Officer Clark of the Richmond Police Department for going above and beyond your duty to help a man safely get home after his wheelchair battery died.
Feb 24, 2014


From Scott: The National Bond Program unit would like to thank Check Into Cash, a valued client since 2001, for their corporate citizenship…supporting numerous worthy causes & charitable organizations in east Tennessee & the many communities across the country in which they operate.
Feb 21, 2014


From Scott: Thank you, Nathan Kerr and Bethany Murphy, for your support and encouragement in the Fleet Feet No Boundaries Training Program which started in February 2014. This will be a life changing program promoting health and fitness.
Feb 20, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Scott clients Andrew & Kitsy Babb of Mid South Management, and the entire Chili Chili Bang Bang Team, for their support of the Walker Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides resources for the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind.
Feb 19, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Greg Stancil, Director of Healthcare Reform at Scott, for his continued diligence in keeping clients updated on the complicated world of Healthcare Reform through blogs, speaking engagements and webinars.
Feb 18, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Pim Jager for stepping up to assume responsibilities as Richmond's Branch Manager.
Feb 17, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Scott client Freeman Gas for putting in record hours and efforts to supply it customers throughout NC, SC, VA, TN, and GA with home-fuel propane during this time of unprecedented cold weather and strained propane supplies.  
Feb 14, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to the Scott Roanoke Office for donating 300+ food items to the local “Soup for Seniors” program to help feed seniors in need.
Feb 13, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to the city of Nashville, TN, for joining other cities across America in the 100,000 Homes Campaign, helping transform the lives of homeless by placing them in permanent homes.
Feb 12, 2014


From Scott: Thank you Scott client, Centra Health, for hosting a public workshop on February 13, in Lynchburg, VA, to help the public understand the Affordable Healthcare Act.
Feb 11, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to our first Richmond client, Interflex Group, for being a valued Scott client since 1992.
Feb 10, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Team Scott Strong, a group of Scott employee-owners and clients who cycled in various MS Bike tours in 2013, raising $18,255.
Feb 7, 2014


Thank You: Thanks to Walker and the leadership of Scott for being great stewards of our assets - providing a stability for our owners during tough economic times!
Feb 6, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Walker Sydnor for your leadership from 1986-2013 to Scott Insurance including 27 years served as president.
Feb 6, 2014


Thank You: A big thank you to our Professional Dev. Dept. for positioning the right professionals within our agency that have contributed to our 150 years of growth and amazing client relationships.
Feb 6, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to the Scott Greensboro employee owners who contributed a total of $1,530 in 2013 to the 2nd Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, translating to 10,710 meals!
Feb 5, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to our Richmond client, FeedMore, for their endless efforts to help end hunger in Richmond and surrounding areas.
Feb 4, 2014


Thank You: Thanks to Lisa Cunningham in Knoxville's claims department for going above and beyond the standard practices and quickly completing forms for a meeting later that day.
Feb 3, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Scott clients, Mike Hill of Allen Industries and Bernard Urtecho of Samet Corporation, who shared their Safety Culture experiences and knowledge at the Greensboro office seminar “Advancing Your Safety Culture.”
Feb 3, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Pim Jager in the Scott Richmond office and Nathan Kerr in the Scott Roanoke office for accepting the responsibility and leadership role as new members of the Scott Board of Directors.
Jan 31, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to the knowledgeable speakers, Christine Bell and Jill Green of BGT Recruiting & Consulting and Jeffrey Cranford of Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC, who shared insights at the Knoxville Scott office seminar “The Changing Workplace: Trends and Hiring Practices.”
Jan 30, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to our Lynchburg client, Gleaning For The World, for delivering nine tractor trailer loads with over 215,000 bottles of water to help the 300,000 West Virginia residents without water due to the chemical spill.
Jan 29, 2014


Thank You: Thank you to our Vice President, Jennifer, with Royall & Company for giving me the opportunity to lead a new team of talented individuals and allowing me to contribute to the ever-expanding success of our company.-Erica Knight
Jan 28, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to the Greensboro Urban Ministry, which has opened five extra winter emergency shelters to manage the needs of homeless with temperatures dropping to single digits in 2014.
Jan 28, 2014


From Scott: Thank you to Hutch Mauck for accepting the leadership role as president of Scott, beginning January 1, 2014.
Jan 27, 2014


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2014
Hutch Mauck assumes the presidency as Walker Sydnor retires.
2013
The Scott Rx Advantage pharmacy program is introduced saving clients 8-20% in their pharmacy spend.
2012
Scott NC named as one of the 2013 Best Employers in North Carolina.  The list of the Best Employers in NC was created by Business North Carolina, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and Best Companies Group
2011
Scott Benefit Services charters its first benefits captive insurance company.
2009
In partnership with Centra Health, Scott opens a full-service Occupational Medicine Clinic to serve the healthcare needs of local employers. HealthWorks offer a full suite of services to include pre-employment testing, urgent injury care, physical therapy, and work rehabilitation.
2008
In-house financial risk management services are added to enhance our actuarial underwriting offerings, helping organizations analysis specific cost drivers of their unique populations. Scott partners with Cost Reduction Technologies (CRT) to provide physical abilities testing to its clients for pre-employment screening and baseline evaluations to mitigate worker’s compensation costs. Today Scott has 5 testing centers in VA, NC, and TN.
2006
Agency milestone reached as revenues surpass 30 million and more than 200 employee-owners celebrate the 30th anniversary of their ESOP.
2004
Expansion allows for the opening of a new office in Raleigh, NC.
2002
Expansion allows for the opening of a new office in Nashville, TN.
2001
Scott organizes its first captive insurance company in the Cayman Islands in October; this was a significant entry into the alternative market and has proven itself to be immensely successful. Scott enters the Tennessee market with the opening of a new office in Knoxville.
2000

The Health Risk Management team is founded as a new proactive service to help businesses encourage and support healthy lifestyles for employees while managing and reducing benefit costs.

Expansion continues with new branches opening in Charlotte, NC and Knoxville, TN.

1996
ACE Navigation System- Scott’s proprietary loss cost management system ACE (Accountability for Claims Expenses) is introduced to clients. The unique system provides specialized accountability systems (CRISIS, DEFER, PADM) for all claims stakeholders trigger by a predictive modeling tool called TRIAGE.
1994
Scott went across state lines with the opening of an office in Greensboro, NC under the management of Bret Grieves. Scott forms its Risk Performance Group- an interdisciplinary group of risk management professionals dedicated to working with Scott’s clients on preventing risk occurrences and controlling lost costs. Today the group has approximately 30 members.
1992
Hutch Mauck is hired to open a new office in Richmond, VA. Recognizing the need to drive creative strategies and solutions for the rising cost in healthcare, Scott expands its offerings to include Benefit Services. Scott develops first bond program - National Bond Programs have since generated over $15MM of revenue for Scott and over $1MM per yr for the last 10 years while serving many thousands of clients nationwide.
1991
1991 OldGravesMill ribbon cuttingArchitectural firm Wiley Wilson, a long-time Scott client, is hired to design the Corporate Headquarters in Lynchburg and moves to its current location at Old Graves Mill Road.
1986

1986-W Sydnor-R. NeinBob Nein retires, and Walker Sydnor becomes president. Sydnor begins to actively build and grow Scott's first true commercial lines talent pool, paving the way for the producer culture that exists today. The agency becomes 85% employee-owned at this time.

1983
about-photoExpanding business allows for the opening of a new office in Roanoke, Virginia.
1980
An entrepreneurial company, Self-Insurance Services (SIS), is founded in Richmond, proving to be highly successful. SIS offers small and mid-size businesses the advantages that larger companies are afforded in purchasing Workers' Compensation and has saved its members millions.
1975
Scott's Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) is put into place by then president, Bob Nein. This decision is regarded as being extremely visionary on the part of Mr. Nein, as the concept of ESOPs had just been recognized by the federal government. Scott is one of the first corporations in the country to recognize this opportunity.
1970
After building a clear vision, especially in terms of hiring exceptional talent (whether from within or outside the industry) as a critical part of the business, Raine Sydnor retires, selling his interest to Clay Chapman, Bob Nein, Bill McBratney, Leonard Morris, and Dick Royer.
1964
1964-Langhorne RoadScott Insurance moves from The Lynch Building at 913 Main Street to the newly constructed "uptown" location of 2241 Langhorne Road, where the office remains until 1992.
1955
Raine Sydnor along with his twin brother Clem worked behind the scenes to bring additional industries to the area including Babcock & Wilcox.
1951
1951-RaineSydnorFollowing Duvall Scott's death, Mrs. Scott approached Mr. C. Raine Sydnor about purchasing the agency. Mr. Sydnor is a career life insurance agent with no particular knowledge of the property and casualty business, thus presenting him with a difficult decision to make. In July, he accepts. Even after having an offer to sell later that year, he holds to his decision and begins to build the values that exist in the company today.
1943
Duvall Scott in addition to his insurance industry he was elected president of First Federal, director of Lynchburg’s National Bank and active in the local community.
1936
An advertisement hangs outside the executive conference room, which conveys the principles, that drive Scott's future direction and hold true to this day. The concept of offering a unique value-added package remains a corporate priority.
1933
1933- Craft and other Scott leadersTheresa Craft, the first woman to be appointed to the Board of Directors, is named Corporate Secretary
1932
As a result of James A. Scott bringing in his son, K. Duvall Scott, the agency is named James A. Scott & Son, Inc.
1923
The agency is incorporated with headquarters in The Lynch Building at 913 Main Street, downtown Lynchburg.
1910
Future President K. Duval Scott earned his degree from Virginia Military Institute.
1907
1907 - James A ScottJames A. Scott has joined the firm
1892
Lynchburg City Directory notes that Peter J. Otey & Co. Underwriters “represents the largest and most reliable foreign and American companies doing business in the state.”
1883
1883 - 913 Main StreetThe Lynch Building at 913 Main Street becomes home to Scott.
1864
The agency is founded by prominent Lynchburg businessman and Virginia state legislator Peter J. Otey. The earliest written record of business is dated 2 days after Lincoln's re-election on November 10, 1864. With the Civil War blazing all around Lynchburg, the company issued a $10,000 policy to McDaniel-Irby for fire damage.
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