The Buckner Company has participated in many acquisitions in recent years. Our goal is to continue to find valuable and knowledgeable insurance experts. We are always willing to consider an acquisition opportunity if it is a good fit for both parties involved.
There are many reasons an agency owner might consider selling his or her agency. Here are a few factors to consider:
- Agency owner is preparing for future retirement
- Agency is facing financial troubles and an acquistion would perpetuate the situation
- Growing demands of clients require agency to offer broader options and services
- As competitors grow, smaller agencies might not be able to keep up
- Carrier companies are demanding more and it is difficult to comply
- Personnel is stretched too thin
- Technology requirements are overwhelming
Why Consider The Buckner Company?
We’ve been around for over 75 years. Our people are seasoned insurance experts with an average tenure of 20 or more years in the insurance industry. All of our account managers are licensed. We know insurance. We understand your clients’ needs. And we understand your needs.
During our many years in business, we’ve developed a name for ourselves. The Buckner Company is synonymous with loyalty, honesty, and smart business. Our retention rate is more than 95 percent for a reason—our clients appreciate the great service we offer and the knowledge our employees possess. Questions are speedily answered and requests are processed immediately.
Besides great customer service, our agency also boasts strong relationships with our carriers. We hold an annual event called Carrier Relationship Day, where we invite our carrier company representatives to come meet with us, find out what we are working on and where we’re seeing success. We share with our carriers the tools that will help them see more success with us. We network with them and listen to them as well. This event alone sets us apart from the competition. Our carriers love coming and they enjoy meeting with all of our producers and account managers in one spot. It’s a great way for both sides (agency and carrier) to strengthen bonds and write more business. Stronger carrier relationships allow us to be more competitive in the marketplace.
Our producers and account managers use state-of-the-art technology to assure that we’re providing our clients with the best possible service. Much time and care is placed in training our employees proficiently. We are always looking for the next and best step as we continue to stay abreast of technological advancements.