Agency Success Stories
This is why we do what we do!
Independent insurance agents who are TrustedChoice.com Advantage subscribers are getting results. Hear from real agents, sharing real success stories about why they never compete without an Advantage!
December 7, 2018
John Brittain: Brittain Insurance, California
“TrustedChoice.com, for the cost, for me it’s a no brainer, you’re paying a very small amount of money per month and you’re not paying per lead or per click or anything like that, so they just flow into your email box, as the principal I can take them on or pass them along to producers, depending on how I feel about it and we’ve been very successful. I’m definitely seeing a 100% ROI on this because one of the accounts we got from TrustedChoice.com was over $100,000 in premium.” Brittain reports placing business with SafeCo, Travelers, ASI, Mercury, First American, Liberty Mutual, Employers, Amtrust, Guard.
November 30, 2018
Christen Losey: Losey Insurance, Louisiana
"TrustedChoice.com gives us the ability to get referrals that fit our appetite, personal lines and professional commercial lines. And TrustedChoice.com does a good job of introducing us to people who fit our niche. Referrals are often looking for new quotes or coverage advice, and both of those represent a great opportunity. We’ve found TrustedChoice.com to be a very good return on investment. I would definitely recommend trying it!" Christine reports placing business written through TrustedChoice.com with with Safeco, Progressive, and Chubb.
November 29, 2018
Scott Gray: Insurance Solutions, Mississippi
“The referrals from TrustedChoice.com range from personal home and auto to commercial workers’ comp, bonds and trucking policies, with premiums ranging from $600 to $30,000. We write with all the major carriers, including Travelers, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide, Hartford, State Auto, EMC and CNA. From day one, our goal with TrustedChoice.com was to drive our internet presence to page 1, and we get our piece of the pie. It’s definitely a good value for what we spend!”
November 28, 2018
Robert Oncken: Oncken Insurance, Texas
“TrustedChoice.com gives us a solid stream of leads for our investment. I’ve found the referrals we contact are genuinely interested in talking to us, typically resulting in personal home and auto and commercial accounts with premiums ranging from $2,000 to $7,000. The primary insurance companies Robert writes business with are Travelers, Progressive, Safeco, Mercury and ASI. In addition to using TrustedChoice.com at his agency, Robert also works with other agencies on their marketing programs and always recommends TrustedChoice.com.”
November 28, 2018
Nancy Heaton & Ross Bennett: Heaton Bennett Insurance, Texas
“We are just delighted with TrustedChoice.com as our referral source. We have written quite a few accounts; the largest was $17,000 in premium. It grew to become a personal lines account as well. They placed the written business with Travelers, State Auto and Mercury. Heaton Bennett has been using TrustedChoice.com from the start. Would they recommend it? "No [laughing]…we don’t want to share a good thing. :-)”
November 19, 2018
Mark Ahart: Ahart, Frinzi & Smith, Virginia
“We’ve written quite a few accounts from TrustedChoice.com, with premiums typically ranging from $500 to $15,000. We recently rounded out an account, a medical device company that didn’t have product liability coverage, that ended up being an $80,000 account premium. With TrustedChoice.com, you land one or two accounts and it pays for itself—I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t use it!”
November 19, 2018
Doug Burum: Danaher/Skewes & Associates, Virginia
“As a door knocker and cold caller, I can say that the leads that come through TrustedChoice.com are a lot warmer. We have written quite a few accounts, with premiums ranging from $1,000 to $40,000. So the answer is yes, I would definitely recommend TrustedChoice.com!” Doug reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with State Auto, Grange, Travelers, Progressive, AIC and Hartford.
November 16, 2018
Greg Blair: Nottingham Insurance, New Jersey
“We’ve written policies ranging from $2,000 to $15,000 in premiums. Getting in on the ground floor with clients means they tend to stick with us, and we can grow together. I’d recommend Trusted Choice to other agents—it’s really the only way to compete with the big brands out there today.” Greg reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Selective, Nationwide/Harleysville and Hartford.
November 15, 2018
Mark Tatum: Tatum Insurance, Arizona
“We’re closing lots of business from TrustedChoice.com, mostly commercial lines but some personal lines, too. We write a range of policies from these leads, but the most recent was $12,000 in premium, so the ROI is outstanding. I’d recommended TrustedChoice.com to other agents highly. It’s the best leads system out there today.” Mark reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Travelers, Liberty Mutual, Berkshire, CNA and Auto Owners.
November 14, 2018
Sina Djalili: Comprehensive Insurance Services, Virginia
“TrustedChoicec.com leads are more effective than any other leads on offer from others—the only leads I get today are from TrustedChoice.com and referrals. Generally, the return on investment is quite good, with commercial premiums averaging between $2,000 to $3,000. The quality and quantity I get from you are well worth it!” Sina reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Travelers, Progressive and Liberty Mutual.
November 13, 2018
Jordan Hall: Insight Risk Management, Tennessee
“I get a few referrals a month, and often a trustedChoice.com contact has transferred a prospect right to me. I’ve written six or seven accounts, generating around $40,000 in total premium. I’ve been in a hybrid role, as an account manager and producer, and being on TrustedChoice.com has allowed me to write business I wouldn’t normally even have a chance to take a look at. On top of that, it’s given me practice and more insurance-building experience, so I can sell more successfully. I definitely would recommend this referral tool.”
November 12, 2018
Lisa Pacillo: All Risk Insurance Group, Florida
“About 90 percent of our leads from TrustedChoice.com are commercial leads. Of the 10 or so we’ve gotten, we’ve closed about half for a combined premium of $30,000. Most are startups, and what’s great about that is we can establish the relationship from the beginning. When you have someone that gets to you from TrustedChoice.com, you already have the sense of trust coming in the gate. It’s a great quote referral engine--I think it’s terrific.” Lisa reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Scottsdale, Evanston and Markel.
October 31, 2018
Ray Gallant: Gallant Insurance Agency, Massachusetts
“Being on TrustedChoice.com has definitely aided our agency’s online presence. I think it’s a good part of our marketing strategy and raises our image, with our largest premium around $7,000. It’s definitely the best way for the buying public to gain access to an agent they can trust.” Ray reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Philadelphia, Great American, Hanover, Arbella and Safety Insurance.
October 26, 2018
Steve Gebhardt: Southern Insurance Associates of Dunwoody, Georgia
“Through TrustedChoice.com, it’s nice having additional avenues to get our name out there.
We get on average 2 to 4 referrals a month, and right now they happen to be in the transportation field as they are more active searchers. We’ve also written a medical lab as well as artisan contractors, with the largest premium around $7,000. I would absolutely recommend TrustedChoice.com to other agents.” Steve reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Liberty Mutual, Safeco, Travelers and The Hartford.
October 26, 2018
Zaid Zayto: Signature Insurance, Michigan
"We love helping and servicing people. When you send us leads via email through TrustedChoice.com, people already know they are in good hands." Zaid reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Progressive.
October 24, 2018
Quashinna Williams: Quesurance Group, New Jersey
“We’re a new agency, so TrustedChoice.com really helps with our online presence. That’s the future of insurance. We get a lot more searches for our website directly and indirectly, so I would 100% recommend Trustedchoice.com. Without it, I don’t think I would be here. With the option of Claim It, I get leads both online and my phone, so I can also claim the referrals I want.”
October 24, 2018
Susan Ralston: Jacob Insurance Service LLC, Indiana
“Right before this call, I transferred a referral from TrustedChoice.com to our commercial lines producer! And recently we wrote a WC policy for a staffing firm. I would most definitely recommend TrustedChoice.com.” Susan reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Liberty Mutual.
October 24, 2018
Jason HeLal: Century Insurance Agency, Texas
“We tend to get leads from people doing business and recently wrote BOPs for several retail businesses. Trusted Choice accentuates choice and I think we have an advantage by advertising in local markets, which is our strongest card to competing in what’s more and more becoming a commoditized market.” Jason reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Safeco, Travelers, Progressive, Liberty Mutual, Travelers, National General and Amtrust.
October 22, 2018
Danny Neely: Neely & Wade Insurance Agency, LLC, Kentucky
“Our largest accounts from TrustedChoice.com have been commercial auto, specifically trucking, and range in premium from $5,000 to $10,000. Beyond straight referrals, if you type in our zip code, we are the only Trusted Choice Advantage agency in the area that shows in (search) results, so that has tremendous brand value to us.” Danny reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Cinncinatti Specialty, Burns & Wilcox and RPS.
October 17, 2018
Joseph Sette: Shoff Darby Insurance Agency, Connecticut
“We rely heavily on referrals, and we look to TrustedChoice.com to help us build our business. These are customers that have already done research and are looking for someone they can trust. It’s such a small investment, and the changes TrustedChoice.com has made over time have definitely paid off for us. We value our partnership and see it as a true benefit." Joseph reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Berkley, Acadia, CNA, METLIFE, SAFECO and Hanover.
October 17, 2018
Paul Pukis: Mosaic Insurance Alliance, Washington
"Any internet lead is always questionable, but the leads through TrustedChoice.com are higher quality. We track our lead sources and after a couple months, we realized the value was there month after month. The prospects that go on to TrustedChoice.com and complete the forms have proven to be better quality, which makes us happy!" Paul reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Hiscox.
October 16, 2018
Keith Philipps: Schmutter, Strull & Fleisch, New York
“For me, Advantage is not about getting the largest premium, we’re looking to build relationships. I would 100% recommend the product, with one caveat: there’s work involved. But if the agency puts in the work, the ROI is a no-brainer.” Keith reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Travelers, Hartford, Amtrust, Senceca, Greater NY Mutual, Philadephia and Chubb.
October 10, 2018
Scott Greene: Elliott Insurance Agency, Ohio
“In the past year, we’ve written 5 accounts—everything from small commercial to personal home and auto. What was great when we got started is that Auto-Owners and Westfield were each willing to pay for half our subscriptions (as part of their agency program). Since then, we’ve continued with our subscription because the leads are steady.” Scott reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Westfield, Auto Owners, Liberty Mutual, Progressive, Foremost, Safeco and Grange.
October 8, 2018
Ryne Herring: Litaker Insurance, North Carolina
“Call-ins can be a mile wide. With TrustedChoice.com, the ability for us to alter our lead preferences to what works for us has been very beneficial. We write referrals from TrustedChoice.com at least a few times a month, from leads for homeowner/auto/umbrella policies to commercial shops, easily between $10,000 to $20,000 in premium.” Ryne reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Cinncinatti, Travelers, Liberty Mutual, Auto Owners, Kemper and Progressive.
October 3, 2018
Paul Jacobs Jr. and Paul Jacobs Sr.: Lone Star Insurers, Texas
“We would absolutely recommend TrustedChoice.com. We write 70 to 80 percent of the referrals we get, and one policy that sticks out in particular was a workers’ comp quote that we were able to bind for an $80,000 premium.”
October 2, 2018
Tomik Gharabeigi: Roman Empire Insurance, California
Tomik’s agency got its start less than 3 years ago, noting, “One of the best referral sources is TrustedChoice.com. I wish we would have found you on day one.” Since subscribing to the digital marketing platform, he continues to benefit from new insurance relationships, including two commercial accounts with premiums of $16,000 and $13,000. “The referrals are not a waste of time.” Tomik reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Lloyd's of London and Burlington Insurance.
October 1, 2018
Brent Skeeters: Ramse Insurance Agency, Inc., Illinois
“With about $115,00 in annual premium from a recent TrustedChoice.com consumer, the commission off of this single customer has paid for my subscription for the next 12 years, so the return on the investment has been immense.”
September 27, 2018
Kicker Cardenas: Kicker Insures Me Agency, Texas
“Typically, our average Commercial Lines premium from a TrustedChoice.com consumer is about $3,500, however, every year we get one closer to the $30,000 to $35,000—including this year. We’re easily getting 3X back on the cost of the program. With all the SEO going on in the background, we are getting great opportunities and I would absolutely recommend TrustedChoice.com.” Kicker reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Markel, Foremost, Mercury and Progressive.
September 27, 2018
Joshua Lipstone: ISU-Lipstone Insurance Group, North Carolina
“This is our second time trying TrustedChoice.com. The first time, we didn’t have great results. But after speaking with the team and learning about changes they’ve made, we gave it a second shot, and we’re really pleased with the results.” Hear more about Lipstone’s recent new client relationship success. Joshua reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with National General.
September 26, 2018
Michael Berger: Berger O’Neal Insurance Group, Georgia
“There’s no question in my mind that TrustedChoice.com revenue more than exceeds the cost. We receive requests daily and even calls transferred to us on an 800 number if it’s after business hours. Often, clients don’t know what they need. Just by talking to them, we have a great opportunity to round out the coverage and premium. One recent deal was a BOP for a computer consultant, so you never know what you are going to get!” Michael reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Auto Owners, SafeCo, Travelers, Hanover and Hartford.
September 24, 2018
Ashley Aguayo: Flor & Associates Insurance Agency, Texas
“Working with TrustedChoice.com has definitely been a great addition to growing our book,” said Ashley. The Texas indie agency has gained numerous clients with TrustedChoice.com and continues to grow their revenue as their insureds’ business grows, too. Ashley reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with MGA, Travelers, Progressive, Mercury, Berkshire, Markel, Philadelphia, Burns & Wilcox, Allrisk and Norman Spencer.
September 17, 2018
Sondra Earley: Earley Insurance Solutions, Washington
Sondra recently had a TrustedChoice.com prospect turn over all of her business to her because she wanted an agent she could trust. The $7K premium for Commercial Liability, General Liability, Bond and Healthcare insurance is just one new business relationship of the dozen or so people who connect with her each month from TrustedChoice.com. Sondra reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with CNA, Tatco, Safeco and Liberty Mutual.
September 20, 2018
Rick Reichow: Martin & Lark Insurance Agency, Ohio
Commenting on the ROI of their digital profile subscription to TrustedChoice.com, Rick notes, “The two referrals we bound in the past 2 months through TrustedChoice.com alone have already paid for membership. It’s been great!” Rick reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Frankenmuth Mutual, Travelers, Progressive, Auto Owners, Grange and Foremost.
September 19, 2018
Melissa Stallings, Stallings Insurance Agency, Georgia
From contractors to landscapers to janitorial accounts, “I love that we when referrals email or call us, we can sell the policy based on the values of the independent agent as promoted on TrustedChoice.com,” said Melissa Stallings. Melissa reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Ohio Mutual Auto Owners, Grange and Southern Trust.
September 14, 2018
Jay Byrnes: Byrnes Agency Insurance, Connecticut
“We’ve been an early adopter and believe in the online shopper. Hooking our wagon to TrustedChoice.com has been great, and our investment has given us a healthy return on our investment,” said owner Jay Byrnes. Hear more about the Commercial Lines and Personal Lines success his agency is having. Jay reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Ohio Mutual, Main Street America (MSA), National Grange and State Auto.
September 14, 2018
Len Garza: Premier Group Insurance, Pennsylvania
"What I like about your system is that referrals are local, within a 30-mile radius, so immediately it’s easy for us to relate to these prospective customers, and that’s a big start,” said agency owner Len Garza. Listen in to hear how he’s winning new biz relationships with Advantage. Len reports placing TrustedChoice.com accounts with Lloyd's of London.
September 15, 2018
Sarah Brown: Keller-Brown Insurance Services, Pennsylvania
“We couldn’t do this on our own,” says Sarah Brown, a fifth-gen agency owner based in Shrewsbury, Penn. Keller-Brown relies on its Advantage profile to build a digital funnel of new commercial lines business, right to their agents’ digital door.
August 26, 2018
Snotherly Insurance: JMP Insurance Brokers and Benefit Quest, New York
From Manhattan to Raleigh, three leading agents share their recent successes with us, writing new personal and commercial business (including cyber, E&O, workers’ comp, and BOPs), plus why they think you should hop on the digital platform too.
August 23, 2018
Roger Kozuch: Kozuch Insurance Services, Ohio
Over the past three years, Roger Kozuch has relied on TrustedChoice.com to expand his agency’s digital footprint with insurance shoppers to generate new business opportunities.
August 22, 2018
Robert Solberg: Campbell Solberg Associates, New York
We caught up with Robert Solberg to learn about the new business streaming in to his agency on TrustedChoice.com (and happy to hear two accounts he’s working on this August will result in $15K combined premium).
April 28, 2017
Justin Watters: Vogue Insurance Agency, Texas
“I started 352 new relationships on TrustedChoice.com in just 14 months,” said agent Just Watters. “We’ve written about 30 percent of the business finding us online, so it’s really awesome for meeting new clients…” and if you want to see something really cool, fast forward to 1:25 (where Justin fields and incoming opportunity while taping)!