Scott Grates cuts ribbon on new insurance office in Ilion
ILION, N.Y. (WKTV) - An insurance office in Herkimer County has doubled its space along with its clientele. That growth is what prompted a big move for Scott Grates' State Farm Insurance office to move into their new location at 205 West Main Street in the Village of Ilion. Grates says that the move will also allow him to employ more people as well. Grates says that he opened the office in December 20009, and since that time, he's had more than 3,000 people insured through his office. "We opened in December 2009 with 900 square feet and this community has been amazing," Grates said. "Their response is...in less than four years, we've got over 3,000 policy holders and in doing so, we've had to hire more team members." He says the goal is to get to 5,000 people insured at his State Farm office as quickly as possible.