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Toll Free Line: 1-800-917-SAVE (7283)
Fax: 905-764-9618
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Commercial Team

Adoris Thompson-Forrester ext. 211
Tom Larha ext. 245
Haig Papazian ext. 239
Rocco Scarano ext. 215
Dr. JD Smith ext. 234
Mark Smith ext. 228
VP Commercial Department
Kathy Turner ext. 207
Emergency Claim

If there is an emergency and you need to call your Insurance
Company's help line, here are the numbers.

Aviva Insurance 1-866-692-8482
Travelers Essential Insurance 1-800-661-5522
Ecclesiastical Insurance 1-888-224-5677
Economical Insurance 1-800-607-2424
Intact Insurance 1-866-464-2424
JEVCO Insurance 1-866-864-1112
Unica Insurance 1-866-864-1113
Wawanesa 1-800-268-7300
Our Brokers Are
Committed to Excellence
John Bell Personal Sales Solutions ext. 255
Jessica Chadsey Personal Insurance Manager ext. 233
Kevin Cheung ext. 210
Janice Jacobs ext. 237
Betty Jung ext. 251
Jonna Manalastas Reception ext. 200
Tom Larha Commercial Sales ext. 245
Iris Leung ext. 216
Joe Montano Personal Sales Solutions ext. 230
Haig Papazian Commercial Sales ext. 239
Rocco Scarano Commercial Sales ext. 215
Dr. JD Smith President ext. 234
Mark Smith Vice President ext. 228
Dorret Steer ext. 238
Giuseppe Simmarano ext. 206
Adoris Thompson-Forrester ext. 211
Kathy Turner ext. 207
Leslie Wheler ext. 222
Our Office Claims Help Line
905-764-7868 ext. 232
or best to call your personal broker the next day.
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We love dogs.  They help our CSR’s to relax during a tough day with servicing our clients in this difficult insurance market

A beautiful Rainbow
   across the street and over our building.
God is Good

All the guys had a great day at the UAS Food Bank at Unionville Alliance Church.
We packed 180 Food Hampers for the needy.
We are certainly blessed as individuals and a company. Thanks all for your help.
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Karen celebrates 22 years at JD Smith Insurance
Congratulations on your well deserved retirement
Staff Christmas Dinner Theatre
We work hard for our clients all day,
but sometimes we love to have fun as a staff here at J D Smith Insurance
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Staff Lunches are always fun.
We have a great Team at JDS, with many long term employees
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At JD Smith Insurance, we sponsor our clients Sports Teams, Walk-a-thons, Golf Tournaments, and Out of The Cold Events
JDS Supports Local Hockey
Operation Christmas Child
Each Christmas, all of the staff, and many clients of J D Smith Insurance fill Shoe Boxes to send to needy children around the world.
Dr. J. D. Smith, BA, CCIB, LLD (hon)

J. D. Smith came to the insurance industry in 1979 with a background in Canadian Publishing. He worked with his father for 16 years and they, together, published many Canadian best sellers and specialized in calendars on Canadian Artists.

J. D. Smith is a graduate of, and taught business courses at, Ryerson University. He received a BA in Economics, and a BA in sociology, and took the MBA program at York University in Toronto. He was given an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 2006 for his community work.

J. D. started the brokerage with 1 employee, the support of 6 insurance companies and 1 car policy. Within 2 years the company insured car dealerships throughout Ontario, a hospital and 8 large retail franchise operations. Now, 36 years later, the company is one of the 50 largest Insurance Brokers in Ontario, with over 12,000 clients.

"The Corporate Mission Statement", says Dr. Smith, "is still the same today, 36 years later. 'We are committed to excellence in personal and commercial insurance'. Our 7 CORE VALUES have remained the same and are outlined on our web site. Our advertising sums up our CORPORATE GOAL - Peace of Mind Insurance."

Personal & Commercial Insurance Solutions.

Peace of Mind Insurance.

You can reach JD at  Ext. 234

Mark R. Smith
Vice President

Mark SmithMark has had 22 very productive years in the General Insurance Business.

He is a business graduate of Trinity Western University. He and his large family are quite involved with his local church and in community service. He is Chairman of the Mayors prayer Breakfast and on the board of Profit and  of Non-Profit organizations.

His Insurance Specialty is insuring  large Commercial Insurance Risks. His unique Insurance programs with associations, are able to deliver excellent pricing and at the same time provide Specialized Insurance Solutions.

You can reach Mark at Ext 228

Jessica Chadsey
Personal Lines Manager

Jessica ChadseyJessica works closely with all our personal Lines to make sure our clients are looked after with professionalism, kindness and caring. Our insurance companies are amazed that 98% or our clients renew with us each year. Jessica and her great team are there to serve you and make sure you have a good experience at J D Smith Insurance.

You can reach JESSICA at  Ext. 233

Kathy Turner

Kathy has over 30 years Insurance Experiance.

She moved to Toronto from New Brunswick, and came to J D Smith Insurance when Farmers Insurance in Markham, was purchased, by JDS.

Kathy specializes in Commercial property, Bonding and Fleets.

You can reach Kathy at Ext 207

Rocco Scarano

Rocco ScaranoRocco, hails from Italy, and after managing a Canadian Insurance Company Branch Office he mover into the Brokerage side of the business.

Rocco worked with Dynes Insurance for many years and when JDS purchased Dynes, he partnered  with JDS and is today one of the top Insurance Producers in Ontario.

With over 35 years in Insurance, Rocco, specializes in Construction, Fleets, Property and unique Liability Solutions.

You can reach Rocco at Ext 215

Krista Furois

Krista has had many years experience in Personal Insurance. In 2016 she was promoted to the Finance Department at J D Smith Insurance and the JDS Group of companies.

If you have any questions about your Commercial  Billing or payments please contact Krista, and I am sure she will be able to assist you.

You can reach Krista at Ext. 224

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105 West Beaver Creek Rd.
Richmond Hill, ON, L4B 1C6
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