Starke Agency, Inc. is an insurance brokerage and risk management company. For eight decades, Starke Agency, Inc. has established a solid record of financial stability, independence and personal service to our clients, who share our confidence. With a focus on tomorrow, Starke Agency never loses sight of our fundamental principle: Omni Vincit Labor — Work Wins.
“Work wins” was the motto of Professor John Metcalfe Starke, who instilled his own unrelenting standards for discipline and achievement in his students. They applied them in careers as generals, judges, financiers – even a governor and a U.S. senator. Starke helped build a generation of strong leaders.
Those standards for work, education and ethical behavior were passed on to Starke’s son, Bolling P. Starke, Sr. He, with his brother, founded Starke Agency in 1929 as an insurance and real estate company.
Bolling dedicated himself to the agency, leaving only for a while for a larger cause: Despite his age and physical disability, he persistently applied to serve in World War II, eventually joining the Red Cross in Europe.
After his return, he decided to focus on insurance and prepared the company’s course for coming generations.
Bolling “Bo” P. Starke, Jr. continued his father’s legacy, becoming president of Starke Agency in 1963. After expanding and strengthening the insurance agency’s offerings, he passed the torch to his son, Bolling “Trey” P. Starke, III, in 1996.
Moving into the new millennium, Starke Agency’s innovative decisions and business practices have strengthened the firm’s ability to provide select services to clients throughout the Southeast and beyond. By building on our own past strengths, we will lead the way forward. - Banner image courtesy of Rough Notes magazine.