About Us

Our History

Paul Sisson came to the Charles City community in 1961 and began working for Russ Suhr at Suhr Insurance Agency. When Russ retired in 1975, the agency partnered with another local agency, Melrose and Tommingo. After two years working together, Paul Sisson decided it was best to move forward as an independent agency and Sisson & Associates was formed in 1977. Over the next six years new partners joined the firm, including Bob Ingram, and Paul’s sons Jeff and Tom Sisson.

Over the next four decades the team serviced the Charles City community and grew the firm. As the insurance industry evolved the team recognized a need to identify a solution to stay innovated and ensure the firm’s perpetuation. In 2020, Sisson & Associates made the decision to partner with First MainStreet Insurance in order to bring additional resources to their client community. First MainStreet Insurance L.C. (FMSI), headquartered in Cedar Rapids, IA, is an organization that was established in 2017 when likeminded individuals recognized the value for sustaining the small town insurance agency and its local legacy. The FMSI model focuses on smaller agencies, a lot of them family-run organizations, to perpetuate their business while giving them access to robust resources and carrier markets to better service their clients.

With the support of FMSI, Sisson & Associates gained additional carrier and market resources to further their best-in-class service. The day-to-day operations are overseen by local staff – Tom Sisson, Bob Ingram, Carman White, and Cindy Rolando. Together the team maintains the firm’s local presence and activity in the community while providing the attention clients expect from a local agent.

Our Mission 

To assist companies with protecting and maximizing assets, resources, and opportunities.

Our Values




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