Originally founded as a Nationwide agency in May of 1983, three years later Lee McGriff partnered with Mack Williams forming McGriff-Williams Insurance.
While owning a business with a friend can often be a risky venture, they have continued to have a successful business and strong friendship. Not only do they spend most weekdays from 9:00am-5:00pm in adjacent offices, but they also partake in morning runs together, weekly lunches, golf outings and workouts at the fitness center. Their partnership and personalities truly complement one another.
Prior to pursuing a career in the insurance industry, Lee was a collegiate level football coach. Lee has brought his go-getter sportsmanship attitude into his work as an insurance professional. Before joining Lee in the insurance industry, Mack, a Gainesville native, spent 15 years working with a family retail catalog business.
When McGriff-Williams Insurance became independent in 2008, our selection of insurance companies broadened. As an independent agency, we are able to compare rates and coverage with multiple insurance carriers to best suit your insurance needs.
In 2011 we began expanding our office after purchasing the building in which we currently reside (3501 West University Avenue in Gainesville, Florida). Through our agency’s growth we have maintained the same agency values and pride ourselves in offering exceptional service to our clients.
It is with this same mindset that we are pleased to offer individual health and employee benefits products, in addition to home, auto and business insurance. McGriff-Williams Insurance acquired Chip Williams and Associates, a Gainesville insurance agency primarily focused on health products, in May of 2014 and became a local Florida Blue agency. Our agency now includes a Health Insurance division specializing in individual and group health, as well as Medicare supplements. In 2016, McGriff-Williams Insurance began offering life and disability insurance options.