The company’s humble beginning began in 1980.
“I opened up this business in 1980 in Lafayette Square. I had no customers but a strong faith that this is what I was called to do,” said Brown.
According to Brown, although the success of the business was questionable, it was a fun year with surprising results.
“The following year I looked over my client files and they occupied about half a desk drawer, which is impressive for a year in a brand new business,” Brown said. “The business outgrew my plans by 300 percent. We now occupy over 3,000 square feet in our office on North Columbia Street and have relationships with thousands of individuals, families and businesses.”
Brown feels honored to be recognized by the Chamber of Commerce, especially since he has grown to love the town of Milledgeville throughout his years as both a resident and a business owner. Brown moved to the area in 1970 and it quickly became his adopted hometown.
“I have and always will be proud of the Milledgeville-Baldwin County area and the history and culture associated with it.”
According to Brown, the true satisfaction of an insurance agent is knowing that he plays an active part in a client’s process of healing after a disaster.
“The end result of what we do is not in the sell of our services; it is in the delivery of the benefits when disaster strikes,” said Brown.
For Brown, establishing the insurance company was no accident.
“I believe God’s hand was in my life and led me back to Milledgeville in 1980 to establish this business, and after 33 years I still love it,” Brown said.
If the company receives the Small Business of the Year award, Brown said it is because of the hard work of his associates and the support of clients and friends within the community.