Serving Gouverneur, NY & Surrounding Communities Since 1849
The Weekes Agency has been proud to serve the Gouverneur, NY community since 1849, for over 160 years! Since that time, we have been owned by several different people. We began as the A. E. Norton Agency, founded by Augustus Norton. After Mr. Norton’s passing in 1878, Byron J. Carpenter purchased the company, renaming it B. J. and M. J. Carpenter Agency. Then, in 1956, our name became the Foster Agency. In 1969, R. Joseph Weekes Senior joined the team, purchasing the company in 1971 and changing its name to the Foster-Weekes Agency.
Eventually, R. Joseph Weekes Jr. joined his father at the Foster-Weekes Agency and purchased the company in September 1995, after his father had retired, and renamed the business the Weekes Agency.
Over the years, even as owners and names changed, the company has retained Mr. Norton’s original vision of maintaining an agency of professional and caring people – the kind of people you can depend on.