With the start of a new year comes many new aspirations and goals, some of which may be more difficult to commit to long term than others. Rather than set a specific goal, the McGriff-Williams team was challenged to individually think of a word to represent their hopes for new year. The word could be more personal or profession, it could be something to achieve or a quality to improve – the concept was broad, but the general concept was that the word be their focal point for the year ahead.
Terry, originally from Port Orange, FL, recently joined the McGriff-Williams team and aspires to help achieve the agency’s financial needs and goals as the in-house Accountant.
Q&A with Terry Sprague:
Tell us a little about your background. I attended Florida Southern College where I graduated with a degree in Finance and Marketing.
How long have you been in the Gainesville area? My husband Chuck and I have lived in Gainesville for close to 20 years and have raised our daughter and son, Erin and Christopher, here.
If you had to use one word to describe yourself what would it be? Dependable
How do you enjoy spending your time outside of work? I enjoy Gator functions with my family, as well as going to the beach.
What’s something on your bucket list? To own a beach house and to take an Alaskan cruise.
Get to know Nick
Nick joined the McGriff-Williams team at the start of 2016 and brings with him an extensive background and knowledge about life insurance, disability insurance and long term care insurance. The agency’s decision to add life insurance to the existing products (home, auto, business and health insurance), is to create a more well-rounded offering and convenience for clients and future clients.
Q&A with Nick Deas:
Tell us a little about your background. I attended the University of Florida where I completed my Bachelors in Business Administration with a Finance Major. I graduated in 2002 and am a third generation Gator. After completing my degree I returned to my hometown (Miami, FL) where I began my career in the financial services industry.
How long have you been in the Gainesville area? In 2011, I returned to Gainesville and have been here ever since with my wife Dari and our daughter Reagan and son Ryan.
If you had to use one word to describe yourself, what would it be? Organized
How do you enjoy spending your time outside of work? My wife and I enjoy spending time playing with our children and enjoy watching Gator football as well.
What is your goal as the Financial Insurance Advisor for McGriff-WIlliams Insurance? To treat every client like I would my mother.
What’s something on your bucket list? To travel to England, France, Italy and Greece.
With a 30+ year reputation for quality home, auto and business insurance products, it was a natural fit to add health insurance to the McGriff-Williams’ line of products in May of 2014. In order to provide our customers with the most well-rounded insurance offerings it was only a matter of time before we knew we wanted to add life insurance as well.
As of January 2016 McGriff-WIlliams is excited to announce that our agency will now offer an array of life insurance products (term and whole life insurance) as well as disability insurance and long-term care. It is our hope that these added products and the expertise of Financial Insurance Advisor, Nick Deas, is a convenience for our current clients, as well as future clients.
Nick began his financial insurance career in 2002 after completing his Bachelors in Business Administration with a Finance Major from the University of Florida. Nick is a third generation Gator, and while his career in the financial insurance industry began in his hometown of Miami, FL, he and his wife Dari relocated back to Gainesville in 2011, which is where they now call home with their daughter Reagan and son Ryan.
As a member of the McGriff-Williams team, Nick strives to maintain the goal of “treating every client like he would treat his mother,” a lesson he was taught early on in his career.
Have questions about life, disability or long term care insurance? Contact Nick by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (352)371-7977
McGriff-Williams Insurance recently received regional and statewide recognition for their sale of Florida Blue health insurance policies in Gainesville, FL.
As an agency, McGriff-Williams Insurance was recognized as one of the top 5 agencies in the northeast region for the sale of Medicare supplements (individuals 65 years of age and above), and as one of the top 15 Florida Blue health insurance agencies in the state of Florida. McGriff-Williams was also ranked within the top 10 in the northeast region for individual health insurance policies for individuals under age sixty-five.
A BIG congratulations to our Health Insurance Advisors, Pat Canty and Travis McGriff, on their individual achievements!
Pat Canty, a veteran of the health insurance industry and top performing Florida Blue sales agent, was recognized as the top (#1) sales agent for health insurance policies for individuals over 65 (Medicare supplements) in the northeast region and second in the state of Florida.
Health Insurance Advisor Travis McGriff, was recognized as the 2nd top sales agent for health insurance policies for individuals over 65 (Medicare supplements) in the northeast region and 5th in the state.
Have questions about your health insurance policy?
We would love to help guide you through the process. Please feel free to call (352-371-7977) or email us at email@example.com.
McGriff-Williams Insurance, a leading independent insurance agency located in Gainesville, FL, is pleased to announce that Chip Williams & Associates has joined their agency. Chip Williams & Associates has primarily sold individual and group health insurance products in and around the North Central Florida for over 25 years. The two companies will now operate under the McGriff-Williams Insurance name and will happily provide insurance for over 8,000 individuals and businesses.
Lee McGriff, co-founder of McGriff-Williams Insurance, stated, “We’re very excited about this opportunity and really feel like this puts us in a unique situation to help navigate customers through the insurance market. With the complexity surrounding purchasing insurance products online, we’re excited to be the local source for individuals and businesses alike.”
The newly formed McGriff-Williams Insurance will operate out of the current McGriff-Williams office located at 3501 West University Avenue in Gainesville. This change will not affect the status of any policies currently with McGriff-Williams or Chip Williams & Associates.
Founded in 1983, McGriff-Williams Insurance is an independent insurance agency providing home, auto and business insurance products. As an independent agency, McGriff-Williams has access to many different insurance companies to find the best solution for each individual customer. Visit the Company History section of our website more information.
About Chip Williams & Associates
Chip Williams & Associates has an equally long standing in the area and has assisted in navigating Gainesville residents through the health insurance purchasing process. In addition to individual and group health insurance plans, Chip Williams also specialized in Medicare supplements.