Fred Daniel Sr. had been working for a Tulsa judge when he noticed the need for providing protection for business and families. Fred Daniel & Sons, Inc. was founded to help fulfill this need. Fred Daniel Sr. was extremely involved in the insurance industry, serving as President of the Oklahoma Association of Insurance Agents, Inc. from 1941-1942 and was the State National Director in 1944.
Following in their father’s footsteps, Fred Daniel Jr. and his brother William joined the agency in 1951 and 1955 respectively. Fred Daniel III joined the agency in 1982 and became President and owner in 2000.
In 1986, Jim Ruley, owner of Jim Ruley & Co., Inc., partnered with Fred Daniel & Sons, Inc. Jim Ruley & Co., Inc. is an agency that specializes in individual and group benefits. The partnership of these two companies established Fred Daniel & Sons, Inc. as a full-service insurance agency with an in-house benefits department. In 1996, Greg Ruley, a Certified Financial Planner, joined Jim Ruley & Co., Inc. and in 2012 Greg formed Ruley Financial Group, LLC.
Fred Daniel & Sons, Inc. joined Bainswest, a consortium of privately-owned insurance agencies in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri in 2002.
Also in 2012, Josh DeBoer joined the agency as a producer and later that same year Paul Smith joined the agency as a producer as well as a financial planner.
The Agency continues to operate locally in Tulsa with clients in nearly all 50 states.