Our History

Mr. B.W. Helvenston founded the agency in 1892 on the principles of quality service and professionalism. He passed those values down to his son and grandsons, all the way to great grandson and current owner, Mr. Lee Harvard

Mr. Harvard graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He trained with USF&G insurance company in Atlanta, Georgia before joining the family firm in 1977. Mr. Harvard also proudly served in the United States Army.

B.W. Helvenston and Sons is the third oldest original family owned agency in the State of Florida. The agency has represented national regional insurance companies such as Hartford and USF&G/St. Paul/Travelers since 1897 and 1899 respectively, and has the distinction of holding long-term relationships with every insurance company it represents.