Our History

With a 85 year history on Main Street, delivering exceptional services at competitive rates, our focus has always been on serving our clients and protecting their assets.  Our growth is no accident!
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Founded by Stanley Quay Smith in 1934, Smith-Kandal Insurance and Real Estate was formed to serve the needs of the industrious Imperial County.

As municipalities grew and agriculture developed in the region, the need for real estate and insurance services was prevalent. Stanley Quay was a true pioneer and loved this community deeply. Little did he know at the time, he would pass this devotion on 4 generations. His son, Sherman M. Smith later joined and with partner Clair W. Mitchell continued to build the agency with the addition of several hundred clients.

In 1971, Kevin C. Smith, Sherman’s son, joined the agency and the stage was set to move the Company to the next level. In 1988, Greg Smith joined his father and brother creating a true family tradition. Since then, the business has expanded outside the borders of Imperial County and serves thousands of clients throughout the Desert Southwest. In 1995, Smith-Mitchell merged with Kandal Insurance Agency to form what is known today as Smith-Kandal Insurance & Real Estate, providing 85 years of service to the Imperial County and beyond.