Garrett Durland November 18, 2013 No Comments

Seely & Durland is part of an elite group of Trusted Choice, independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) “Best Practices” Study Group.

Each year since 1993, IIABA and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, join forces to study the country’s leading agencies in six revenue categories. The agencies comprising the study groups are selected every third year through a comprehensive nomination and qualifying process and awarded a “Best Practices Agency” designation. The selected “Best Practices” agencies retain their status during the three-year cycle by submitting extensive financial and operational data for review each year.

“We are thrilled to be honored as a Best Practices agency,” says Garrett Durland, Seely & Durland President. “Our agency and staff have worked so hard over the years to improve workflows and procedures so all of our clients can benefit from a well run organization.”

More than 1,100 independent agencies throughout the U.S. were nominated to take part in the annual study, but only 216 agencies qualified for the honor. To be chosen, the agency had to be among the 35-45 top-performing agencies in one of six revenue categories.  Seely & Durland was one of only 12 agencies in New York to receive the honor.

The agency was nominated by either an IIABA affiliated state association or an insurance company and qualified based on its operational excellence.

The Best Practices Study was initiated by IIABA in 1993 as the foundation for efforts to improve agency performance. The annual survey and study of leading independent insurance agencies documents the business practices of the “best” agencies and urges others to adopt similar practices.

Since their founding in 1934 Seely & Durland Insurance has become an industry leader by serving as a local partner with world class insurance solutions. They’ve helped thousands of individuals, families, and businesses throughout the Hudson Valley region and Tri State area get the protection they need and the personal service and attention they deserve.  Nationally recognized in Rough Notes magazine Seely & Durland is an independent insurance agency offering great choices and flexibility with programs designed to suit your needs.

For further information, please contact Garrett W. Durland, CIC at or 845-986-1177 x309.