Who We Are
Here in S.E. Mass & RI, the ‘Smith’ name has been synonymous with insurance, and integrity since Smith Cochrane Insurance opened its doors in 1953.
Frank Smith Sr. and Russell Cochrane sought to create a friendly, hometown environment to help provide their neighbors the protection and security needed in a rapidly evolving, post war world. After years of dedication and service to the community, Frank would have his son, Frank Smith Jr, (Sandy, to those who knew him), join the family business, learn the ropes, and eventually take over the reins. Frank Sr, Frank Jr well done as “Sandy”, and Russell built a solid business, and loyal client base utilizing the simple principles of service, knowledge, and trust.
After having moved the business to another part of Swansea for a time, Sandy reacquired the original location of Frank Smith Insurance and Real Estate and opened its doors again. This time with a new group of energetic and knowledgeable agents, including Frank’s stepdaughter, Jennifer A. Preston – who is licensed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for Insurance and Real Estate, serves as a Rotarian, and like Sandy, donates time and effort back to her community.
Although Frank Smith Insurance and Real Estate are two different entities, our courteous and professional staff shares the same philosophy and common goal of providing the highest level of service to our valued customers. We are not satisfied until you are.