Also known as the “Gateway to the Gulfstream,” Boynton Beach is one of Florida’s most magnificent places. With over 12 acres of pristine beaches, Boynton Beach is breathtakingly beautiful. Did you know that Oyer, Macoviak and Associates was one of Boynton Beach’s first insurance agencies? In honor of 65 years of service to the people of Boynton Beach, let’s explore its rich history.
History of Boynton Beach
Nathan S. Boynton, a Civil War major from Port Huron, Michigan first visited the town that now bears his name in 1894. Smitten with the pristine beaches and year-round sunshine, Boynton recruited workman from Michigan and returned in 1895 to construct the Boynton Beach Hotel. Boynton and his family used the hotel to escape harsh Michigan winters.
It was soon discovered that fruits and vegetables thrived in Boynton Beach’s fertile climate. Seeking to take advantage of the new source of revenue, early settlers flocked to Boynton Beach and the farming community expanded rapidly. The settlers grew crops such as tomatoes, pineapples, mangos, oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes. The fruits and vegetables were sold to hotel guests and shipped to other parts of the country via the newly built Florida East Coast Railroad.
Located only 50 miles from Miami, Boynton Beach remained one of Florida’s best kept secrets until soldiers began returning from World War II. Looking for a healthy place to raise their families, their eyes fell on the beautiful little town where crops thrived and world-record fish were being caught.
Early Days of Oyer, Macoviak and Associates
Home insurance companies were limited at the time due to hurricanes. Harvey E. Oyer, Jr. wanted to educate and protect the citizens of Boynton Beach so they could return to normal faster after a crisis. In 1953, he founded Boynton Beach’s first insurance agency. Oyer, Macoviak and Associates is still family owned and operated to this day.
Boynton Beach’s population has grown to over 72,000 people and Oyer, Macoviak and Associates has grown, too. We are now a full service insurance agency, representing over 30 A-rated insurance companies to give you the best rate and coverage. Our team of agents is dedicated to protecting you, your loved ones, and your business.
If you would to like to discuss your options for insurance please call us at 561-732-9305 our quoting hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. In addition, you can request a quote online. Please remember, We Handle All the Work, While You Save!
Rob Macoviak is the President of Oyer, Macoviak and Associates. Oyer, Macoviak and Associates is the oldest independent insurance agency in Boynton Beach and has been in business since 1953.