Thank You To Our Platinum Sponsors!
Each month, we highlight one of our platinum sponsors. This month we are featuring State Insurance Agency.
Brian Chapman, Jr. credits his own employees’ efforts to the success of his company, State Insurance Agency. This second generation agency, a TEAM Punta Gorda platinum sponsor, raves about both his employees and family. Brian says of his team of dedicated employees, “They are amazing. The first four people we brought on are still employed with us and 20 team members later we have a very dynamic and vibrant work place.” But that’s not the whole story, says Brian, who credits his high school sweetheart for much of his success. “Without my very supportive wife, none of this would be possible; it takes two and I am blessed to have her as my teammate in life.”
Brian’s parents Brian and Sloan, who Brian says “provided guidance, development, and sometimes grace and mercy,” contributed the fundamentals to success. Chapman also credits “from day one” the community, the Punta Gorda Chamber, Charlotte Chamber, the Realtor association and other community service organizations.
After many years in Port Charlotte, Chapman opened an office in Punta Gorda in 2016 with an impressive renovation of an historic (once gas station) building at the corner of US 41S and Marion Avenue. In recognition of the effort and results, State Insurance won an annual TEAM Punta Gorda Beautification award. Chapman says of his decision to expand to Punta Gorda, “Relationships are the cornerstone of every great small business and I don’t think you can find a tighter knit community than PG. My wife and I love Punta Gorda: the people, the restaurants, the history, the culture. We also felt the market was being underserved and with the development and growth we felt as though the time was right for a second location there.”
What was it about TEAM that encouraged State Insurance to become financial partners? “TEAM’s philosophy seems to be one of a “servant” attitude. It aligns with our organizational core values in giving back, volunteering, and putting others first, explains Chapman. “Supporting TEAM was the first thing we did when we moved into Punta Gorda with our office. Our hope is that we will have many years of partnership with the TEAM and be a part of the positive improvements and initiatives that come up along the way.”
You will find Brian and his own team members ready to service your insurance needs at 301 West Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda (941-347-4707). They have a comprehensive line of residential, commercial and personal insurance products from multiple insurers. Visit the company website at http://www.cigflorida.com.