September 3, 2016


Wilson-Hite Insurance began in 1920 when James N. Wilson, a prominent local businessman, started Wilson Insurance Agency. In 1934 his son James L. Wilson joined the firm and the name became Wilson & Wilson Agency. Throughout the years several agencies were purchased and absorbed into the agency. In 1973, David C Hite purchased interest in the company making the name what it still continues to be today, Wilson-Hite Insurance Inc. Wilson-Hite Insurance also owns Hartz Insurance located in Newhall, Iowa.  Hartz Insurance is a sister-office to the Vinton location.


We are an independent Insurance Agency which means we work with several companies to make sure we find the best deal for you that provides the best coverage for your needs.  We have several agents who have a wide background of interests to help whatever need you may have.

VALUES- We care about you!  We are passionate about helping people and being there when you need us.  We want to make sure each one of our clients is covered for any situation that might arise.


We are actively involved in our community as members of Kiwanis, Lion’s Club, the Vinton & Shellsburg fire departments, Just US, and 4-H.   We sponsor and support many other community activities from the Bike Rodeo to the Vinton-Shellsburg Schools.