Caton Hosey’s roots in Port Orange date back to 1948.
Founder Frank H. Caton was in the life insurance business for many years. His commitment to the community drove him to serve in the Army in World War I and the Navy in World War II.
After the war, Frank became the state commander of the American Legion of Florida in 1948. His influence through the American Legion put him in a position to support legislation creating a government agency to keep our state highways secure.
The first policy written by the Caton Insurance Agency was an insurance policy on all patrol vehicles for the new Florida Highway Patrol.
1950-1990: Growing a Family Business
In 1952, Frank’s brother D.S. Caton joined the agency. In 1959, Frank retired and D.S. passed away, leaving the future of the business to his son Richard Caton, who continued the growth and expanded to a new building at our current Nova Road location in 1980.
The Caton Insurance Agency continued its success in 1986 as Richard’s son, Rex Caton joined the agency after college, and become a CPCU, CLU, CIC. Rex acquired ownership and became President in 1990.
1991: Becoming Caton Hosey Insurance
In 1991, John Hosey joined the agency, adding growth and acquiring ownership. The agency was renamed Caton Hosey Insurance; Rex moved into the CEO role and John became the President, roles in which they serve to this day.
The partnership of Rex and John has been tremendous for the last 25 years and both partners look forward to many more years of service to the community.