About Us

Vail Agency, Inc.

The Vail Agency was established in 1938 by J. Norman Vail when he opened an insurance office in downtown Rochester serving the Rochester and Monroe County area.

In 1955 J. Norman Vail’s son Everett Vail began his insurance career with the family agency.

A third generation joined the Vail Agency. in November 1978 when Everett Vail’s son Eric Vail joined the agency. Since that time the agency has grown into offering a broad spectrum of personal and commercial insurance coverages written through several regional and national insurance companies.

The next addition to the Vail Agency came in September 2001 when Eric Vail’s son-in-law Scott Bonnewell joined that agency as a producer with responsibilities of developing new business in both personal and commercial lines.

The Vail Agency was founded on a philosophy of offering personal, professional service. We are a firm of proven professionals and caring and conscientious people, the kind of people you can depend on. We are large enough to serve, yet small enough to care. We have a commitment to maintain a high standard of excellence in all that we do and to establish a solid relationship of mutual trust and service with each of our customers and the companies we represent.

Vail Agency, Inc. Insurance staff - Rochester, NY

Eric Vail, Marianne Widzinski, Joan O’Keefe, and Scott Bonnewell

Meet The Agency Principal

Eric Vail

Eric is a member of the Professional Insurance Agents of New York; Independent Insurance Agents of Monroe County and The Insurance Club of Buffalo.  He was a Coach of Youth Soccer and Adult Softball in early years, and has over 30 active-years of extensive insurance and risk management experience.

Eric understands your questions and concerns when it comes to securing you, your family and your business assets, and he has worked hard to create strong relationships to a number of top insurance companies that can provide you with the services and coverage you need at a competitive price.