Insurance by the Woods

Insurance by the Woods is a family-owned and operated, independent insurance agency with offices in The Dalles, OR, Chehalis, and Onalaska, WA.

Our corporate office, originally Columbia Gorge Insurance Agency, was founded by Robert Fraley in the 1960s...

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About Insurance by the Woods


About Us

Insurance by the Woods is a family-owned and operated, independent insurance agency with offices in The Dalles, OR, Chehalis, and Onalaska, WA.

Our corporate office, originally Columbia Gorge Insurance Agency, was founded by Robert Fraley in the 1960s. He eventually retired and sold the business to James Church in 2004. James in turn sold the agency to our current owners, Maggie and Norm Wood, in 2006. Maggie had started in insurance as an agent in 1980 and moved to management at a more prominent agency in the mid-1990s. Maggie brought in her years of insurance knowledge and the philosophy that became our mission statement: “Bringing excellent insurance products to our communities, one individual, one policy at a time.”

Maggie and Norm bought Freed Insurance Group in 2010 and Aah some 3 Insurance in 2013. This opened our reach from just the Columbia Gorge area to Western Washington. For a few years, we continued to operate under the individual names at each location, but on June 1st, 2016 we started working under our current name of Insurance By The Woods.

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