Established in 1949 by C.E. Grossnickle, our company has grown to a full service insurance agency. Currently, C. Basil Grossnickle, Inc. serves the insurance needs of individuals, families and businesses in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
We’re committed to building lifetime relationships with our clients. We do not work for an insurance company, we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt settlement of your claim.
We are committed to a high standard of excellence. We strive to establish and maintain a firm relationship of mutual trust and service with each of our clients.
Meet The Staff
Danny L. Harne, AFIS
Danny started with his grandfather’s agency in 1980 when he became the fourth generation to go into the insurance business. He became president of the agency upon Basil’s retirement. Danny enjoys providing all types of insurance , including farm and crop insurance. He holds the AFIS (Agribusiness & Farm Insurance Specialist) designation.
Ryan T. Wiles, CIC, CISR, AFIS
Ryan began his insurance career with C. Basil Grossnickle, Inc. in 2002 and came to the agency from the banking industry. He earned his degree in business administration from Shepherd University. Ryan holds the CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) designation, the CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation, and the AFIS (Agri-business and Farm Insurance Specialist) designation. Ryan enjoys providing all types of personal and commercial insurance including farm and crop insurance.
Gale Brown, CISR
Gale joined C. Basil Grossnickle, Inc. in 2010. She has been in the insurance industry since 1988. Gale maintains her CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) designation and specializes in business and commercial insurance.
Emily E. Cline, CISR
Emily came to C. Basil Grossnickle Insurance in 2010, after five years in the banking industry. Emily maintains the CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) designation and specializes in personal lines insurance.
Chelsea N. Sherman
Chelsea joined the agency in March 2015. She is a graduate of Towson University, with a BA in Communication Studies. She recently acquired her Maryland Property and Casualty license and is now going for her CISR designation. Chelsea specializes in personal lines insurance.