History of the Agency

Raymond Nelson Insurance, Inc. began in 1981 when our founder, Raymond Nelson, was looking for a better way to help people than selling life insurance door-to-door, which he had been doing for the previous 10 years. He founded our agency on the principle of going above and beyond to always be there when our clients need us, even if that means traveling 300 miles or helping a client through a crisis when the office would normally be closed.

Throughout our history we have specialized in serving the trucking and transportation industry, but over the years we continued to branch out both in the regions we serve and the types of insurance we sell, and now we are a full-service agency. We began in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, but are currently licensed in over 18 states, and our clients are protected wherever they happen to be in the United States and Canada. Whatever your personal insurance or commercial insurance needs, we will go the extra mile to find you the coverage that best protects what matters most, the business you’ve built and the people you love.

Our agents have over 100 years of combined experience helping people protect their businesses, homes and families. We provide all lines of coverage and pledge to use our expertise to find you insurance that is both affordable and gives you the complete coverage you need. Compassionate, personalized service is our top priority. Always keeping in mind that we work for our clients and not the insurance carriers, we always take the time to get to know each client and serve their best interests.

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You’ve worked hard to build a great life for yourself and those you love. Let us help you protect what’s most important.


It’s stressful managing a business that’s always on the move. With RNI, you can be confident that your team and your products reach their destination safely and on time


It isn’t easy running a successful business. We’ll give you the tools you need to protect what you’ve worked tirelessly to build.


Dear Mr. Nelson, Wow! What a pleasure to meet you! You really surprised us by coming to our little company. It is such a welcoming feeling to know the ladies we usually deal with have such a gentleman to work for. We enjoyed having full circle of help for our company. Although we may be small, hopefully we will grow. We really enjoyed Cathy and her information. Please stop by anytime. Thank you for lunch too. Many thanks, Cecila


I’ve got nothing but good things to say about Raymond Nelson Insurance Agency Inc., my Agent, Linda Wood and the team at RNI. I had lost all faith in insurance companies until that disaster with a former agency. Linda Wood at RNI stepped in and picked me up when I was down and restored my faith in Insurance Agents. There are some really great people out there who truly do appreciate my Business.

Billy Fannin

The last thing you want to have to worry about after a catastrophic event is the timeliness of your insurance company to put things back to normal in your life.

In June of 2019, our family, by the grace of God, survived a horrific tornado, however our home, car, workshop and personal belongings did not. After the initial shock, we immediately called to report our claim. We are insured with Raymond Nelson Insurance and Safeco and within minutes of us filing the claim, we were contacted by an adjuster. One adjuster drove from Louisville and the other from Cincinnati the next morning to sit down and discuss the next steps of getting our lives back in order.

They made us feel like a part of their family. On a scale of to 10 we will definitely give them a 10.5! We never had to question them about anything and trusted them 100%. We are recommending Raymond Nelson Insurance to our friends and family!

Alicia & Bryant Bond

Thanks for all of your work on our insurance! Have an awesome day!

Kristi and Larry / CHT, LLC