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Bates Hewett & Floyd is not your average local agency. Our approach to insurance and risk, our longevity in our community and the way we treat our clients sets us apart. 

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We are led by 2 generations proudly serving Palatka, Putnam County, St Johns County and surrounding communities for over 40 years!

 

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