Affiliation, Press Releases

North Cascade Insurance and Anacortes Marine Insurance Join Leavitt Group Northwest

Smiley Insurance Services, Scott Richards Insurance, and Anacortes Marine Insurance are affiliating with Leavitt Group Northwest, which is part of the Leavitt Group national insurance brokerage firm. Leavitt Group is a network of insurance brokers whose collective strength allows members to provide national resources to their clients. Smiley Insurance Services and Scott Richards Insurance have merged and will be joining Leavitt Group Northwest under the new name North Cascade Insurance. Anacortes Marine Insurance’s name will remain the same.

Smiley Insurance Services has over 20 years of experience in the industry, providing services for both individuals and businesses. They share a focus on growing the community they serve.

Shellie Eubanks, owner of Smiley Insurance Services, shared, “We are excited to merge with our longtime partner, Scott Richards Insurance, and join Leavitt Group Northwest. We also look forward to continuing to serve our clients as North Cascade Insurance.”

Scott Richards Insurance does business with the goal of creating lasting relationships with clients. Scott Richards provides clients with options in auto, home, boat, life, or commercial business insurance.

“In fully merging with our longtime, local partner Smiley Insurance, and affiliating with a consumer-focused national agency manager in Leavitt Group, we are excited for what the future will bring. At the same time, it is with a bit of sadness and a tremendous amount of honor and respect that we remove the name “Scott Richards” from the front of our building. With a solid foundation built upon the remarkable life of Mr. Richards, our larger team filling offices in both Anacortes and Mount Vernon will continue providing insurance solutions through client-driven customer service as North Cascade and Anacortes Marine Insurance,” shared Scot Buchanan, owner of Scott Richards Insurance.

Anacortes Marine Insurance provides access to a wide range of markets for clients with boat, yacht, facility, or commercial marine business insurance needs. They strive every day to back that broad access with superior customer service so all their clients can rest assured they are well protected for a fair price.

“They are more than just partners. They are a family of insurance experts who share a vision of providing quality service and protection to their clients. We are very excited to work with them,” said Bill Cowart, co-owner of Leavitt Group Northwest.

If any questions about this new affiliation, please contact Bill Cowart at 253-929-4645 or

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