After a successful career in teaching and school administration, in 1983 Ric Whitley opened his first insurance office in Grandview, WA as an agent with Farmers Insurance. In 1992, he purchased a small Grange Insurance agency and moved the business to
After buying and selling several office locations over the next few years, Ric purchased his current office building on Yakima Valley HWY in Sunnyside in 2002, and renovated the then 7 year old building into a modern multi-tenant office complex.
In 2009, he purchased the old "Tumbleweeds Restaurant" building on Morain Street in Kennewick, and completely renovated it. He opened that, his second insurance office location in June of 2009.
Ric Whitley Insurance serves the personal, farm and business markets, and has Spanish speaking licensed agents available.
Ric Whitley received his BA and MA from Central Washington University in School Administration. Ric served his community through Chamber of Commerce Board, School Board, Yakima Valley Fair Manager, Rotary Club, Church Choir Director, and many other volunteer activities. Ric also manages a real estate development company, which owns and operates commercial properties in the Yakima Valley.