History

Emery & James, Ltd. was founded on December 1, 1974 by Arthur B. Emery and Donald E. James. This was the merger of the two oldest insurance agencies in Hammond with history dating back to 1902. On July 1, 1988 John L. Gohres, Jr. and Robert J. Gohres acquired the agency and partnered it with their business through Gohres Insurance Agency, Inc. Business is conducted through the entity Emery & James, Ltd. which also owns and has trademarked the name Gohres Insurance. Today Robert & John have been joined by their son’s Brian and Jace who represent the fourth generation of the Gohres Family.

Gohres Insurance Agency, Inc. was founded on July 1, 1953 by John L. Gohres, Sr. Mr. Gohres started with an idea and then expanded the business into a premiere insurance agency. Ronald L. Black joined the staff in the early 1970's and later John L. Gohres, Jr. and Robert J. Gohres began their association.

The agency provides virtually all lines of insurance for personal and commercial clients with the emphasis on heavy industrial and contractor accounts. Business is now conducted through the entity Emery & James, Ltd. The name, Gohres Insurance was retained because of it's long history and reputation for providing professional service in the Greater New Orleans area.  

Emery & James, Ltd. has offices located in Covington, Hammond, and Metairie, Louisiana. We are an Independent Insurance Agent representing national and regional insurance companies allowing us to select the best insurance company suited to meet our clients' particular needs.

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Office Locations

METAIRIE
2121 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste 150
Metairie, LA 70001
Phone: 504-837-5798
Fax: 504-833-3451
COVINGTON
429 S. Tyler St.
Covington, LA 70433
Phone Number 985-871-9707
Fax Number 985-345-0444
HAMMOND
300 E. Morris Ave. 
Hammond, LA 70403
Phone Number 985-345-0376
Fax Number 985-345-0444