Long-time Lehi natives recognize Lon Sorenson, owner of Lon Sorenson Insurance Agency, as a pillar in the community. After a long career in the insurance business, including owning his own firm on Lehi Main Street since 2002, Lon is planning to retire and has sold his business to the White family, owners of White Insurance Agency. The transition started in April of this year, and according to Lon, “it’s gone well.” White Insurance currently has several offices operating in Utah.
When asked why he was interested in insurance, Sorenson replied, “My dad sold insurance and I hated it.” It wasn’t until a back injury left Lon with the mandate to make a career change that insurance was even in the question. He first worked as a deliveryman for Wonder Bread and after he was injured, a friend suggested he look into insurance.
Despite his former reluctance to get into the business, Sorenson started selling insurance with Allstate Insurance Agency where he worked for 18 years prior to starting his business in Lehi. Lon said, “I decided to sell insurance until a better job came along,” he then jokingly replied, “One hasn’t come yet.”
He started Lon Sorenson Insurance Agency in the house across the street from the current location, and when a property was listed for sale, Lon bought it and has run the business in it ever since. “The best part of the job is the people. I love learning about Lehi people when they come in to get insurance,” Lon said.
Upon his decision to retire, Lon looked for the right agency to take over his business and an associate said to him, “You need to talk to Joe White (owner of White Insurance Agency). He does things like you do.” After establishing a mutual interest, Lon decided that White Insurance Agency would be the best fit to take over his business.
“White Insurance brings great strength in the commercial insurance space,” Lon stated. Tyler White, son of Joe White, will take over the Lehi location. Tyler said, “I am excited to help build an already credible reputation for a family owned Lehi business. I want Lehi people to know they can count on this insurance agency to be there for them always.”
White Insurance Agency specializes in all types of personal and commercial insurance and has over 35 years of experience. They have two other Utah locations, in Beaver and Parowan. Joe White holds a Certified Insurance Counselor designation, which signifies a higher level of experience and competence.
Tyler White confirmed that he plans to continue the high level of service Lon Sorenson Insurance is known for. The office on Main Street will continue in Lehi. For more information on White Insurance, visit www.whiteinsuranceutah.com