Scully-Monroe celebrating 100 years

The second and third generations of Dresdens at Scully-Monroe are, left to right, Roger Dresden, Matthew Dresden, Joanna Dresden (seated), and Nancy LewAllen Dresden.

Scully-Monroe Agency, Inc. in Howell — one of the oldest continually serving companies in Livingston County — is celebrating a century of service.

The agency was founded in 1919 by the Scully and Monroe families, and they ran the agency until 1963, when it was purchased by Ralph LewAllen, who continued the agency with the same dedication to customers. LewAllen also kept its name as the Howell area was still small at the time, and he felt it best to keep Scully-Monroe’s established identity.

Scully-Monroe’s location in downtown Howell remained the same from 1919 until 1965, when the old Michigan Bell building was purchased. That location remained its home until a new building was built at 803 E. Grand River Ave. in 1979, which still serves as its main office location to this day.

Nancy LewAllen Dresden continued as principal of the agency following the death of her father in 1989. Her insurance career began as a co-op student in high school, and after college she joined the agency. She has been licensed in property and casualty insurance since 1979, and in life insurance since 1989.

Roger Dresden, Nancy’s husband, joined the agency in 1991, and has been licensed in property and casualty since 1981, previously being employed for a specialty lumber insurance carrier.

The third generation of Scully-Monroe is comprised of Nancy and Roger’s son, Matthew, and his wife, Joanna Dresden. Matthew joined the agency in 2010 and is licensed in property and casualty insurance. Joanna joined the agency in 2012, and is licensed in property, casualty, and life insurance.

Scully-Monroe is an independent insurance agency serving Livingston County, as well as customers throughout the state of Michigan. It provides you with personal customer service, and is there to meet all your insurance needs from home, auto, business, and life. It represents some of the highest-rated companies in the state, including Cincinnati Insurance, Auto-Owners, Citizens Hanover, Pennsylvania Lumbermen’s, Progressive, Foremost, Hagerty, and Grundy. These companies provide competitive pricing, along with excellent claims service. Scully-Monroe is a member of the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents, and the Professional Insurance Agents of Michigan, as well as the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce.

Scully-Monroe’s hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call the office directly at (517) 546-0140. You can go to to submit an online quote request. You can follow the business on Facebook, too.


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