Business Insurance

Providing Insurance & Risk Management services for businesses in Putnam, St Johns, Flagler, Clay County, and throughout the Southeast.

Available Coverages:

  • Business Auto
  • Property Insurance
  • General Liability
  • Small Business Packages
  • Umbrella Policies
  • Employee Benefits
  • Workers Compensation
  • Professional Liability
  • Crime
  • Directors & Officers
  • Inland Marine


Our local agents are ready to assist you with all of your insurance & risk management needs!

Ben Bates

Ben Bates


Benjie Bates

Benjie Bates


Jini McCool

Jini McCool


Chris Lands

Chris Lands


Kevin Stone

Kevin Stone



Our Approach

Insurance & Risk Management

Businesses are constantly evolving. Familiar risks remain, but new & emerging risks are presenting themselves to businesses every day. Using our comprehensive risk assessment, we will work together to decide what matters most – developing a customized plan to protect your business. Our team will deliver on the plan that we have developed together and the promises we have made. As new risks emerge, we are here to identify them and make changes to the plan in real-time. Each year, we review the plan and what we have accomplished together and ensure the plan remains relevant and continually evolves as both your business and the world of risk does.

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