About Us

The Merriam Agency is a full-service independent insurance agency, one of just ten in New York State to earn the prestigious IIABA Best Practices award. We offer a wide range of personal and commercial insurance products from a highly qualified list of national providers, and also offer and help manage employee benefits programs.

With a home office in Schenectady, New York, and three satellite offices in New York State and Colorado, the Merriam Agency serves clients across the country.

  • Family owned and operated since 1895
  • Privately-held Independent Broker
  • Best Practices award recipient
  • Deep industry knowledge
  • Best in class service


Schenectady, NY

James Dick – Sales Manager
376 Broadway; PO Box 1038

Schenectady, NY  12301

(877) 637-7426
(518) 346-0996 FAX

North Creek, NY

295 Main Street
North Creek, NY 12853

(518) 251-5839
(518) 251-2861 FAX

Ravena, NY

Larry Cesare – Branch Manager
2550 Route 9W, PO Box 9
Ravena, NY 12143

(518) 756-7380
(518) 756-8830 FAX

Colorado Springs, CO

Jon Barron – Branch Manager
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

(719) 413-4410
(719) 212-2160 FAX

Merriam Gives Back

Giving back to the community has been core the Merriam Agency since our founding in 1895. From the very beginning, the founders were involved in many charitable endeavors.

Through our Merriam Rises program, we have helped cook and serve breakfast for 3,500 attendees at a local hot air balloon festival, sung Christmas carols at a nursing home, donated much needed items to a drop-in shelter and done outdoor work to prepare a kid’s summer camp for the season opening.