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Joseph J. Joyce, Sr. (Avoca, PA)

The History of Joyce Insurance Group

Our Story

1955

Joseph J. Joyce, Sr. founded Joseph J. Joyce Associates in Avoca, PA.

1960

Relocated operations to Pittston, PA.

1972

Merger established Burns & Joyce Insurance (Pittston, PA). Joseph J. Associates, Inc. was established (Pittston, PA).

1973

Acquired Gelso Insurance (Wilkes Barre, PA).

1975

Acquired Howard Johnson Insurance (Avoca, PA).

1976

Acquired English Ardoline Insurance.

1979

John J. Joyce joins the agency. Acquired Demartino Insurance (Old Forge, PA). Established Joyce Insurance Group (Old Forge, PA).

1989

Joseph J. Joyce , Jr. joins agency. Installed Agena Agency Management System (DOS).

1992

Installed Premier Agency Management System (DOS).

1993

William J. Joyce joins agency. Aquired Burnell/Delvechio (Clarks Summit, PA). Aquired Pepe Insurance Agency (Pittston, PA).

1994

Acquired Amone Insurance (Pittston, PA).

1995

Acquired Butera Insurance Agency (West Pittston, PA).

1996

Michael F. Joyce joins agency, and Life & Financial Services Department is established. Acquired Pachence Agency (Hazleton, PA). Acquired Joe Muth Agency.

Joe Joyce, Jr., John Joyce, Bill Joyce, Sr.
1997

Acquired Kulick Insurance Agency (Pittston, PA). Implemented Employee Choice personal lines payroll deduction program.

1998

Joseph J Joyce Sr. passes away on March 31, 1998. Acquired Ruddy Insurance Agency. Acquired Joseph Quinn Agency (Pittston, PA).

1999

Acquired Scranton Professional Insurance Group (Scranton, PA). Acquired McGinnis Insurance Agency (Honesdale, PA).

2000

Acquired Eastern Agency (Horsham, PA). Joyce Financial Group established.

2001

Launched www.joyceinsurance.com. Implemented paperless agency.

2002

Acquired Insurance Management Services Group (Nanticoke, PA).

2003

John J. Joyce II joins agency.

2006

Miles For Michael Foundation was formed and the first inaugural walk raised over $100,000 for local families battling cancer. Michael F. Joyce passed away June 28, 2006.

2007

Inducted into the Donegal Insurance Group Leader's Program. Awarded Director Status by Ohio Casualty/Peerless Insurance, Elite Agency by Travelers Insurance, Top Producer by McNeil & Company, and a Health Workplace awarded by Blue Cross Blue Shield.

2008

Awarded Elite Agency Status by Travelers Insurance. Received "Outstanding Business Results" for Top Performing Commercial Lines Agency from Chubb.

2009

Received the High Achievers Award form Travelers Insurance for Personal Lines Production, Donegal Mutual and Chubb. Formed Joyce, Haggerty, and Bell. Acquired the assets of the Murray Insurance Agency.

2010

Awarded Signature Agent Status with Progressive. Received The Best of Greater Pittston Award by The Sunday Dispatch. Inducted into the H.K. Dent Society, which is the heart of Safeco's agency recognition program.

2011

Received the Small Business of the Year award from the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce.

2012

Acquired Volpe Agency. Awarded Progressive Signature Agent, Travelers High Achiever Award and Safeco H. K. Dent Award. Invited to Safeco Frontline Foundation Meeting.

2013

Acquired Chessman Agency, Inc.

2014

Awarded a private Travelers Consultation for Personal Lines advance development due to outstanding performance. Awarded Progressive Signature Agent, Travelers High Achiever Award for personal lines production and H.K.Dent Award from Safeco. Acquired the Coolbaugh Agency in Stroudsburg, PA.

2015

"Million Dollar Agency" with Acuity, "Platinum Agency" with Progressive, Pilot Agent for Travelers High-Value Home, $2 Million Agency with Donegal (27th year). Joined The Iroquois Group.

2016

Acquired Atlantic Insurance (Allentown, PA), "Platinum Agency" with Progressive, "Elite Agency" with Travelers, Appointed Westfield & Grange Insurance

2017

Acquired Global Risk Management (Clarks Summit, PA), Appointed Main Street America