About Us

Our Office

Our location is simple to find. We are in Nogales, Arizona, located just east of I-19 on Mariposa Road in the Loma Linda Shopping Center, right next to the Safeway Grocery Store.

 

Mexico Insurance Office
Loma Linda

Our History

Just after the turn of the century Fred W. Hannah moved to Nogales, Arizona, from the Phoenix area. Together with Elbert K. Cumming the two went into business on the border selling insurance and real estate. Fred and Elbert were brothers-in-law with Elbert being married to Fred's sister.

Family records show that the year they entered business together was 1907. Our local historical society has produced advertisements from the local paper in 1914 promoting their business. In 1937 Don Smith Sr. married Doris Belle Hannah, the daughter of Fred and Ethyl Hannah. That year Don and Doris joined in the business with Fred selling insurance on the border. We have always been located in Nogales, Arizona and have become the experts in Mexico insurance.

Our History

Just after the turn of the century, Fred W. Hannah moved to Nogales, Arizona, from the Phoenix area. Together with Elbert K. Cumming, the two went into business on the border selling insurance and real estate. Fred and Elbert were brothers-in-law, with Elbert being married to Fred's sister.

Family records show that the year they entered business together was 1907. Our local historical society has produced advertisements from the local paper in 1914 promoting their business. In 1937, Don Smith Sr. married Doris Belle Hannah, the daughter of Fred and Ethyl Hannah. It was also that year that Don and Doris joined in the business with Fred selling insurance on the border. We have always been located in Nogales, Arizona, and have become the experts in Mexico insurance.

Fred Hannah Award

In 1982 Don Smith, Jr. received his insurance licenses (Life, Accident, Health, Property, and Causality) in Arizona and began to do business with his parents, Don and Doris Smith. In 1986, the family team was established. Don and Doris have since passed away. In 1944 Don and Doris began selling Mexico insurance for Seguros Tepeyac, a Mexico-based company owned by the Llamosas family of Mexico City. Don Sr. knew an Arizona State Senator who helped work out the details to get the Mexican company approved to sell insurance in Arizona making them "first on the Arizona border." In 1995, Seguros Tepeyac partnered with Mapfre, a world-renowned insurance company based in Spain. In 1998, Mapfre bought Seguros Tepeyac outright. That year Don Jr. chose to continue to do business with the Llamosas family and sell for Seguros ANA, a company that the Mexico-based family formed in 1995.

Today the agency is owned by Don Smith Jr. and his sister Susan Smith from San Diego, California. Now Don and his wife Barbara, who joined the company just after she retired from Teaching in 2012 manage the office. Most mornings (except for Wednesdays so Don can attend his Rotary meeting) you can find them there to answer your questions and write your insurance for your southbound travels.

The Smith office was originally located in Old Town Nogales across the street from City Hall and just a block from the border until the early 1960s when they moved to midtown and positioned themselves at 1000 Grand Avenue across the street from the El Dorado Motel. In 1978 they moved to better serve their clients to the corner of Mariposa Road and Grand Avenue.

In 1988 Don Smith Mexico Auto Insurance moved to the intersection of Mariposa Road and Interstate 19, where we have been located for over 30 years. This current location is considered by many returning clients and friends to be the best location ever. In the Loma Linda Shopping Center there is ample parking for the big rigs and travelers with trailers. At this site there is grocery shopping right next door as well as many fast-food locations located just a block away. Mariposa Road is the official express route to the international port of entry.

Don Smith Mexico Auto Insurance is open from Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please stop by or give us a call any time. It would be our pleasure to serve you regarding your Mexico travel needs.

In 1982 Don Smith, Jr. received his insurance licenses (Life, Accident, Health, Property, and Causality) in Arizona and began to do business with his parents, Don and Doris Smith. In 1986, the family team was established. Don and Doris have since passed away. In 1944 Don and Doris began selling Mexico insurance for Seguros Tepeyac, a Mexico-based company owned by the Llamosas family of Mexico City. Don Sr. knew an Arizona State Senator. He helped work out the details to get the Mexican company approved to sell insurance in Arizona, making them "first on the Arizona border." In 1995, Seguros Tepeyac partnered with Mapfre, a world-renowned insurance company based in Spain. In 1998, Mapfre bought Seguros Tepeyac outright. That year, Don Jr. chose to continue to do business with the Llamosas family and sell for Seguros ANA, a company that the Mexico-based family formed in 1995.

Smith Family
Don And Barbara On The Beach

Don & Barbara Enjoying One Of Their Favorite Beaches In Mexico.

The agency is owned by Don Smith Jr. and his sister Susan Smith from San Diego, California. Today, Don and his wife Barbara, who joined the company just after she retired from Teaching in 2014, manage the office. Most mornings (except for Wednesdays so Don can attend his Rotary meeting), you can find them there to answer your questions and write your insurance for your southbound travels.

The Smith office was originally located in Old Town Nogales across the street from City Hall and just a block from the border until the early 1960s when they moved to midtown and positioned themselves at 1000 Grand Avenue across the street Dorado Motel. In 1978, they moved to better serve their clients to the corner of Mariposa Road and Grand Avenue.

In 1988, Don Smith Mexico Auto Insurance moved again, this time right next to the exit of Mariposa Road and Interstate 19, where we have been located for over 30 years. This current location is considered by many returning clients and friends to be the best location ever. In the Loma Linda Shopping Center, there is ample parking for the big rigs and travelers with trailers. At this site, there is grocery shopping right next door, as well as many fast-food locations located just a block away. Mariposa Road is the official express route to the border, and the office is just a couple of miles away from the port of entry.

Don Smith Mexico Auto Insurance is open from Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please stop by or give us a call any time. It would be our pleasure to serve you regarding your Mexico travel needs.

Don Smith Jr

Don Smith, Jr.

In 1982 Don Smith, Jr. received his insurance licenses (Life, Accident, Health, Property, and Causality) in Arizona and began to do business with his parents, Don and Doris Smith.