Company Profile

Forsythe Insurance Agency Inc. is a business-to-consumer insurance agency that delivers Web-based, insurance information to individuals, families and small businesses who are in need of insurance information. Our integrated suite of online services facilitates a comprehensive search and review of leading insurance companies.


Forsythe Insurance Agency Inc. is not owned by any insurance company, therefore we provide objective information to consumers and small business owners, helping them make informed decisions about their insurance needs. Our service is available to all California residents.


About Us

Founded by Don Forsythe in 1966 and incorporated in 1975, Forsythe Insurance Agency, Inc. specializes in life, health, disability and long term care insurance. Our mission is to provide the best service possible by discovering our client’s needs and offering value oriented products to fill those needs in a caring manner. We have been active in our community were honored to accept the Hanford Chamber of Commerce’s the “Lifetime in Business Achievement Award” in 2004.


Chuck Forsythe attended Hanford High School, College of the Sequoias and graduated from Fresno State University with a BA in Biological Sciences. Chuck started with the agency in 1978 and completed advanced insurance and financial studies with the American College of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He was chosen from hundreds of national applicants for a special scholarship program by the Insurance Company of North America (later CIGNA) and spent several months in the home office in Philadelphia working with company attorneys and specialists. He and his fiancé Susan, enjoy traveling, skiing, cooking and collecting fine wine with friends.


Professional Accomplishments:


Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF)
Blue Cross of California Agents Advisory Board
Certified in Long Term Care (CLTC)


Association Involvement and Membership:


Society of Financial Service Professionals
California Association of Health Underwriters
Tulare-Kings Counties Estate Planning Council
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
Hanford Chamber of Commerce
Main Street Hanford
Kings Art Center


Community Involvement:


Hanford Citizen of the Year (2006)
Charter President of Hanford Sunset Rotary Club
Hanford Sunset Rotarian of the Year
Kings County YMCA Volunteer of the Year (1990 and 2007)
Chairperson of Kings County YMCA (1988-1990)
Board Member 2006-current
Golden State YMCA board member

Charter Member of Leadership Kings
Chairman of the Class Project
Hanford Chamber of Commerce Ambassador
Co-Chair “Rebuild the Hanford High School Bowl”
Co-Chair Hanford High School Class Reunion Committee
Kings Art Center Executive Committee Trustee
Chairman Kings County Management and Development Corporation


Don Forsythe attended Knox College in Illinois, served in the Navy and worked in management for Swift and Company in several states. Wife Charlene is a retired Registered Nurse, teacher and consultant. The family settled in Hanford in 1964 and Don started Forsythe Insurance in 1966. He retired from the insurance business in 1991 but remains active in the community. Son Chuck has run the business since that time. Daughter Gail is an accountant and son Jim is a physician.


Past Professional Accomplishments:


Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
Instructor for Life Underwriting Training Council
Numerous National Sales Awards and Top Agent recognitions
National Insurance Magazine Article


Past Community Involvement:


Hanford Rotarian of the Year (2004)
Hanford Citizen of the Year (1989)
Chairperson of Neighbor Bowl Refurbishing Committee
Hanford Planning Commission
President of the Rotary Club of Hanford
Board Member Kings County YMCA
Hanford Improvement Association Director
Boy Scout Leader
Hanford Chamber of Commerce
President of the Hanford Community Foundation
Sheriff’s Parole Board of Kings County