Sandeen Insurance has a deep and rich history in the St. Croix River Valley beginning more than 100-years ago in downtown Hudson. In 1914, Arthur George Hennington established what is believed to be known as the Hudson Insurance Agency located at 206 Locust Street, about a block away from its current location at 605 2nd St. It is suspected that the Hudson Insurance Agency sold primarily life and fire insurance, as automobile and other lines of insurance were rather uncommon at the time. The Hudson Insurance Agency represented various insurance companies at that time including Travelers Insurance, which Sandeen Insurance continues to represent today.
It’s been written that Arthur Hennington was a very well respected businessman in Hudson, who during the depression helped many who were less fortunate. In 1931 Mr. Hennington brought his son Russell into the agency and renamed it the Hennington Insurance Agency. They continued to operate the agency as a family business for the next 20-years, before bringing in a new associate.
In 1954, Robert Sandeen, a Hudson native, joined the agency. Bob was a graduate of Hudson High School, earned his degree at UW-Madison, and served his country in WWII as a Captain in the U.S Army. His wife, Kay joined the agency and was known throughout the area for her technical expertise.
John and Meme (Sandeen) Fehr joined the agency in 1978. Today, along with their staff, continue to provide an important service to individuals and businesses throughout the St. Croix River Valley. Because they’re an independent insurance agency representing more than thirty-five insurance companies, they are able to provide clients a choice of financially sound options. Whether it be auto, home, health, or life insurance for individuals, or one of the many lines of insurance needed by businesses, Sandeen is there to help their clients make the right choice today, as they have for the past 100-years.
“We are all very proud of the long history our agency has had in downtown Hudson, and see no reason why Sandeen Insurance will not still be a part of the St. Croix River Valley for many years to come.” – Meme Fehr.