The business was started in 1930 by George Kranz. Real estate was added to the business by son, Garnet in 1970.
On Jan. 1, 1977, the business was incorporated with Garnet and his daughter Wanda Whelan, assuming 90% of the business, with Wanda being the insurance broker of record and Garnet both an insurance broker and real estate broker of record.
Garnet’s previous work experiences included being a licensed carpenter, licensed electrician where he worked on the St. Lawrence Seaway project. Since 1971, Garnet has served as a board member of Killaloe Hydro and is a director of the new Ottawa River Power Company.
Jim Whelan previous work experiences includes being a licensed mechanic with a heavy equipment business. He was a volunteer firefighter for 29 years and fire chief for over 15 years.
Wanda Whelan has an educational background in business. Wanda started part-time in 1970 and became a full-time partner on Jan. 1, 1977 as an insurance broker.