Griffin Insurance Agency expands operations in Downtown Statesville
Special to SVLfreenews.com
After 40 years in downtown, Griffin Insurance Agency Inc. has consolidated its Statesville operations into a newly purchased and renovated building at 139 East Broad Street.
The move comes on the heels of the company's decision to move away from an exclusive relationship with Nationwide Insurance Companies into an independent agency representing numerous national and regional insurance companies.
"The agency has always strived to give our clients service that goes beyond their expectations and we feel this expansion of our services will allow us to continue that tradition," President Mike Griffin said in a news release. "Nationwide has been and will continue to be a major player in our agency, but we will also add such carriers as Travelers, Liberty Mutual, Allstate, CHUBB, State Auto, Donegal, Westfield and Progressive to name just a few. These companies bring a variety of expertise in helping us protect our clients in the best way possible.”
While the agency will occupy most of the downstairs area of the former Wachovia bank building, Griffin plans to lease part of the downstairs area to a local bank. The upstairs is available for rent, with space that includes four large executive offices, a reception area and an oversized conference room, with plenty of storage.
Griffin said the decision to consolidate his operations in the downtown area was not difficult.
“This is home. I grew up in Statesville. I have watched the revitalization of downtown the past several years and have been really impressed with what has happened,” he explained.
Downtown Statesville Development Corp. will be "Rolling Out the Red Carpet" for Griffin and his team as they celebrate their Grand Opening on Thursday, July 25, at 9 a.m. Join DSDC and the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting to celebrate and welcome the Griffin Insurance team into their new space.
“We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Mike and the Griffin Insurance Agency Inc. team,” said DSDC Executive Director Marin Tomlin. “He has been a longstanding downtown business and we appreciate his investment back into our community.”
About Griffin Insurance Agency Inc.
Griffin Insurance Agency, Inc. is one of the largest Property and Casualty Insurers in the Piedmont area of North Carolina. With office locations in Mooresville, Denver, Lincolnton, Yadkinville, Wilkesboro, West Jefferson and Downtown Statesville, Griffin Insurance provides insurance protection and peace of mind to over 20,000 households and businesses.