Built upon a foundation of integrity, solid work ethic, and commitment to the community, our agency has grown into a full-service risk management corporation. But more than anything else, the Starke difference is seen in the confidence our clients experience.
In a time when companies often fail because of the greed of the leadership, integrity has become something rare. One exception will always be Starke Agency. Even at the cost of our bottom line, our agency is committed to doing what is right. Serving others has served us well for more than 80 years. And that’s not about to change.
Based on the founding principle that “work wins,” our employees go beyond the expected to get the job done. According to a Best Practices Study, our employee productivity rates among the top quarter of the nation.
Knowledge and Experience
Consultants and account advisors of Starke Agency are among the most highly trained in central Alabama. Educational goals are a requirement, so our employees continually add to their knowledge through ongoing study. With little turnover in our staff, our clients can count on a familiar, trusted advisor to assist them as the years go by. In fact, our employee retention rate is 93%, well above the industry average of 74%.*
We also have the most professional designations of any agency in the area, including Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Certified Insurance Counselor, Certified Risk Manager, Certified Insurance Service Representative, Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding, and Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist.
Starke Agency offers more than 400 combined years of experience, averaging nearly 21 years per team member.
Another advantage Starke Agency offers is our flexibility. As part of a large independent agency, our consultants can draw from a broad range of resources to design a solution to meet your needs. In addition, our coverage through some of the nation’s top-rated carriers gives you the benefits of both diversity and competition.
We continually adapt the latest technology to better serve our clients. Starke Agency was one of the first to use transactional filing and document imaging, ensuring that important documents and sensitive data are secure in the event of a disaster. Our comprehensive recovery system stores sensitive client information securely offsite, and allows us to be fully functional within 24 to 48 hours of disaster.
Because our trained and knowledgeable staff looks into the details, you can have confidence that we’ll find the hidden exposures to risk and opportunities that save you money.
Our clients are spared time and trouble through our 24/7 claims reporting service and by an in-house, dedicated claims manager who serves as a hands-on advocate.
Our leadership is readily available to assist you and represent your interests before the insurance company. The strong relationships and volume our company has with our insurance carriers give us added leverage.
Through open-book management and employee ownership options, Starke Agency team members are encouraged to think like owners. These incentives solidify for everyone that your business is integral to our company’s bottom line — and help fuel the desire to exceed your expectations.
Our business was founded during the Great Depression and helped companies and individuals weather the recession of the 1970s. Through economic highs and lows, we have remained committed to our customers and inspired their confidence. We understand that when times are tough you need a partnership that will be around when you need it. And that includes tomorrow.
Starke Agency gives back both time and money to our clients’ communities. In fact, our employees donate an average of more than 2,000 hours to community service every year. Civic involvement is so important to us that it’s a requirement for our management team. Our core belief is that it is better to give than receive.
*2005-2007 Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Banner image courtesy of Rough Notes magazine.