Jonathan Geissler January 24, 2020 No Comments

John S. VeroWarwick, NY | Seely & Durland is pleased to announce that Vero Agency, Inc. has merged with Seely & Durland Insurance, effective October, 2019.  Owner John S. Vero has closed Vero Agency operations in Chester, having moved to the Seely & Durland Insurance Warwick location at 13 Oakland Avenue.  John now joins the Seely & Durland team as its new Associate Partner, excited to apply his tremendous service, expertise, and counsel to clients.

A father of two and a graduate of Chester High School in 1972, John is a lifetime Orange County resident, born and raised in Chester where he currently resides.  Following his graduation from Rider College in 1976, John joined his father and mentor, Ross P. Vero, as Co-Owner at Vero Agency in 1977 before assuming full ownership in 1991.

John S. VeroKeeping with his father’s vision and legacy, John also dedicates his time to the community, serving as a member or on boards for non-profits.  He is a lifetime member of the Chester Historical Society, a Chester Kiwanis Club member since 1985, and a board member of the Independent Insurance Agents Association of Orange County.  In addition to his commendable work in the insurance industry and with the local community, John has been twice elected Orange County Legislator for District 10, which covers the Towns of Chester and Northern Warwick.

Seely & Durland Insurance and Vero Agency, Inc. have collaborated on insurance company markets and automation for several years.  Since 1990, the agencies combined resources under the name, Appalachian Group, Inc.  They have shared affiliation with DCS Risk Management Group since 2002, an alliance of top independent insurance agencies in the Hudson Valley region formed by them in that year and whose regional footprint has since grown to seven agencies and ten locations.  The alignment of the agencies will afford continued excellent service and high-quality insurance protection to which both Seely & Durland and Vero Agency clients have grown accustomed.

“I’m looking forward to working with the Seely & Durland team and enjoying a seasoned, extensive staff,” said John.  “Having worked with the current staff on an ongoing basis for several years, I’m confident that our clients will benefit from the quality of service and experience with the merger of our two agencies.”

Since their founding in 1934, Seely & Durland Insurance has become an industry leader by serving as a local partner with world-class insurance solutions. As a Trusted Choice, Best Practices independent agency, they provide customers with a wide range of coverages and carriers to match their specific needs. A trusted part of the community for four generations, they have helped thousands of individuals, families, and businesses in Warwick, Greenwood Lake, Florida, Goshen, Pine Island, Middletown, Chester, Monroe, Newburgh, Orange County, and throughout the Hudson Valley and Tri-State Area get the protection they need and the personal service and attention they deserve. For more information on Seely & Durland Insurance, please call 845-986-1177 or visit their website at



See the full press release in:

Warwick Valley Dispatch

The Warwick Advertiser

The Chronicle (publication pending)