Columbia River Insurance

Protecting what the Gorge values since 1925, Columbia River Insurance (CRI) is a full-service, independent insurance agency in Hood River that has adapted and grown along with the region. Through the many changes in the Gorge, CRI has always focused on delivering accurate and professional insurance solutions for personal and business clients. CRI is licensed in 14 states and enjoys the ability to deliver coverages for clients far beyond the Mid-Columbia when needed.

As the Gorge’s tech industry as grown over the last few decades, CRI has worked diligently to provide a local professional insurance options to the sector. CRI does this by working with the leading insurance carriers in the technology industry, developing relationships to provide industry-leading coverage for local clients. In recognition of the importance of the technology industry to our local and world economy, CRI has taken steps to be a local leader in the technology insurance segment. Long-term client relationships with businesses like Gorge Networks, Zepher, Power4Flight, Locus Interactive and Bahn Composites (to name a few) have truly allowed CRI the experiences to understand the local technology industry and the special needs of many GTA members.

CRI looks forward to the future of the tech industry for the Mid-Columbia, not only for the positive effect on the local economy, but also for the many wonderful and interesting people from the industry that now call the Gorge home. CRI is also a strong supporter of STEM education in the region, serving as the sponsor of the GTA’s STEM Career Day reaching around 800 students annually since 2014. Learn more at

About Scott Reynier, President

Scott_ReynierScott began his insurance career in 1987 in Philadelphia working for a large independent insurance agency. He was heavily trained in commercial insurance by CNA Insurance in Chicago. Scott arrived in Hood River and at Columbia River Insurance in 1990. Since then, Scott has been responsible for servicing Columbia River Insurance’s public entity clients. Columbia River Insurance has worked with the City, County and School District of Hood River for over 35 years. Scott spent 4 years on the Hood River City Council, which increased his understanding of how public entities operate and the importance of a well-run risk management plan.

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