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The Woodring-Roberts Corp.

The Woodring-Roberts Corporation is a full service, independent insurance agency located in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. Serving thousands of business and personal clients, The Woodring-Roberts staff has been successfully meeting the insurance needs of area businesses and residents since 1905.

The insurance broker for some of the Lehigh Valley’s premier businesses, Woodring-Roberts has experienced and dedicated sales representatives and support staff who are able to handle the complex risk management and insurance needs of today’s business customers. The Woodring-Roberts Corp.’s office is located in historic downtown Bethlehem, just minutes from Allentown, Easton and many other Lehigh Valley locations.

In 1997 The Woodring-Roberts Corp. entered into a strategic alliance with the Dryfoos Insurance Agency of Hazleton, Pennsylvania. This alliance formed The Dryfoos Group of Insurance Agencies, and was extended in 2001 when The Insurance Shop, LLC of Milton joined the group. Combining the resources and capabilities of the individual agencies and their staffs, this alliance enhances the scope and quality of service available to the group’s customers.

Browse the entire Dryfoos Group website to learn more about the many insurance products and services from The Woodring-Roberts Corp. and the other members of the Dryfoos Group of Insurance Agencies.

Woodring-Roberts’ History

The Woodring-Roberts Corporation was founded in 1905 by Victor E. Woodring. Warren Roberts, a former state senator and auditor general of Pennsylvania, joined him in business five years later. The corporation quickly began to grow, and add prestigious clients throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Mr. John Heske joined the Woodring-Roberts team in 1937, and the agency continued to expand its client base. In 1960 Heske became president of the agency. That same year, Woodring-Roberts moved from its original location at the corner of Broad and Main Streets to the former Lehigh Valley National Bank Building.

Under Heske’s leadership Woodring-Roberts flourished. The agency provided insurance coverage for many of the Lehigh Valley’s landmark businesses, and was well respected by insurance companies and clients alike.

Upon Heske’s death in the 1980s the agency was purchased by Russell K. “Skip” Fegely and H. Richard Herzog. Fegely and Herzog were both former employees of The Travelers Insurance Group, which had joined the agency several years before. Through the 1980s and into the 1990s, Fegely and Herzog continued the tradition of excellence for which the agency had become known.

In 1998, James F. Fitzpatrick, manager of the Dryfoos Insurance Agency Allentown branch office, joined the Woodring-Roberts operations. After Fegely retired in 1997 and Herzog in 2001, Mr. Fitzpatrick was named President of The Woodring-Roberts Corporation. An experienced insurance professional, Fitzpatrick is committed to ensuring that Woodring-Roberts’ clients receive the best insurance services available.

In 2009, the agency moved from its long-time location in historic Bethlehem to modern facilities at 100 Brodhead Road, just north of the intersection of Routes 512 and 22. This new location offers enhanced accessibility for the agency’s many clients.