Morrison & Fuson History

W.P. Morrison & Sons Insurance

In 1908, the beginnings of Morrison & Fuson Insurance Agency emerged.   William Pope Morrison purchased an agency from S.G. Robertson and opened The Morrison Agency.  In 1921, his son Will Cummins Morrison joined as a partner and they renamed the agency W.P. Morrison & Son.  They operated in the First National Bank Building in Downtown Dickson where they would remain until 1972.

 

In 1946, the third generation began.  Will Cummins Morrison Jr joined the firm after returning from the Armed Forces.

 

Thomas M Fuson “Tom” graduated from TN Polytechnic Institute in 1950 and became a State Agent with Home Insurance Company.  Tom married Carol Morrison in 1953 and became a partner in the agency in 1957.

 

The agency became Morrison & Fuson Insurance Agency, Inc in 1972 and moved to the Dickson Professional Building.

Tommy Fuson and Will Morrison

Thomas M. Fuson Jr “Tommy” and Will C Morrison III would carry on as the fourth generation.  Tommy joined the agency in 1978 after graduating from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a degree in Insurance and Real Estate.  Will joined the agency in 1979 after attending Tennessee Technological University.

In 1980, the agency moved to its present location at 506 Henslee Drive.  In 2001, Tommy and Will III purchased the agency from Carol and Will Jr.

In 2003, Stephanie Fuson (Scott) joined the agency and initiated the fifth generation.   She returned after graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a Finance/Insurance Degree and working as a Commercial Lines Underwriter for Cincinnati Insurance Company.  Thomas Marshall Fuson, III “Marshall”, joined the agency in 2007 after graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a Finance/Insurance Degree and working as a Commercial Lines Underwriter for Auto-Owners Insurance Company.

Morrison and Fuson Insurance Agency, Inc holds the honor of being one of the oldest businesses in Dickson and one of the oldest Insurance Agencies in the State.   We hold the distinction of being the first agency in Tennessee to be licensed with Bituminous Casualty and represented St Paul Fire & Marine for over 75 years.

Morrison & Fuson has received many professional awards, honors, and designations over the years, but the story that prevails is one of family and community.   We’ve operated continually through 5 generations of family agents.

Three Families owe their beginnings to Morrison & Fuson Insurance Agency.   When Carol Morrison was working at the agency, she met her future husband, Tom Fuson when he called on the agency as a State Agent for Home Insurance Company.   Stephanie Fuson and her future husband, Andy Scott, started dating after he came into the office seeking an Insurance quote.  In 2007, Marshall Fuson, met his future wife, Miranda Ramsey when she called on the agency as a Marketing Representative for Westfield Insurance.

 

Morrison Fuson Insurance History

Throughout the years, our agency has only become stronger.  We have leveraged our many years of experience and knowledge to create value and expertise our customers can depend upon.  Currently, we have a support staff with over 110 years of combined experience and an agent staff with over 150 years of combined experience.  Superior service and commitment to our customers will always be our top priority.  Although much has changed since 1908, our mission remains constant:

To serve our customers with Integrity and Professionalism, with a personal touch.   We strive to provide the highest level of individualized service while giving our clients access to comprehensive products and coverage through Insurance Companies that are true partners.

As we continue to grow and serve businesses and people all over Tennessee and beyond, we look forward to many more generations of success in the insurance industry.