Stuart Merchants Since 1883: Walter Kitching started it all by providing goods and services to the pioneers along the Indian River from his schooner the “Merchant” (pictured right). Walter and his son-in-law, John Taylor began their mercantile business in Stuart in the early 1900’s.
Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary: John began the Insurance and real estate business in 1937. After serving in the 82nd Airborne in WWII, John’s son-in-law, Dick Ashley joined the firm in 1946. In 1957 Taylor Ashley moved from Osceola Avenue to its present Colorado Avenue location. The tradition of a full line of services and a commitment to complete customer satisfaction continues today as the fourth and even fifth-generation operate the business along with an experienced and skilled staff. Today, the business is owned and operated by Dick Ashley’s daughters (Jo, Judy and Margie), husbands, children, grandchildren and a great-great grandson.
We Provide a Full Line of Insurance Coverage: The Taylor Ashley Agency provides residential, commercial, automobile and other casualty insurance solutions. As an Independent Insurance agency, we search many companies to provide the most cost effective response to your coverage needs. With over 100 years of combined local experience and thousands of satisfied customers, we have proven our dedication to our many policy holders.
We do business according to the proven values of fairness, competency and responsiveness taught to us by John Taylor. We make it a priority to customer’s calls the same day and no later than the next business day. We review our product lines regularly adding or replacing products to achieve very strong insurance offerings. Our objective is a satisfied customer that stays with us during our next 75 years.