Established in 1965 as the Pat Allen Insurance Agency in downtown Kissimmee, it became the John Cook Agency in the late 1970’s. Merrill R. Swartz took ownership in 1984 from Clay Ford, and moved the Ford Insurance Agency to a new location on North Central Ave. in 1990. The Agency operated there for 26 years serving the Osceola County and Central Florida community.
Merrill’s son, Mark Swartz, joined the Agency in 2014 and shares Principal Ownership with his mother Barbara.
The Agency relocated the office to St. Cloud in November 2016, and continues to provide insurance products for Personal and Business clients with a team of talented agents that have combined over 150 years of industry experience. 984 from Clay Ford, and moved the Ford Insurance Agency to its present location in 1990. His family and staff continue to provide insura