When looking for the best forestry insurance in Florida, there are a number of essential factors to consider. Most agencies offer positive answers to some of the following questions but it is important that the agency you choose gives you the confidence every land and timber owner needs in all of these areas.
Are they Approachable?
You need an agent is available and always ready to help you. If you are planning to buy new equipment, expand, and buy or lease new property, it is important to have an agent who is available and ready to answer whatever questions you have and then offer solutions.
Are they Transparent?
Contracts on your land can expose you to new liabilities and improper coverage can lead to financial disaster. Insurance agents are not lawyers and a good agent will encourage you to find one to review all contracts. However, an agent should offer valuable insight as to what your policy should be. Most will know a lawyer who can help you ensure that contractual provisions that affect your business are sound.
Bates Hewett & Floyd
When you think about an independent insurance agency in Northeast Florida, you probably think of a small to medium size office run by a family or a few employees. If you have never visited or been inside Bates Hewett & Floyd, you have not experienced the big picture. With 30 employed professionals (currently seeking additional candidates to join the team) we are one big family (some blood, most not) that spans three offices and are spread throughout the many facets of insurance that Bates Hewett & Floyd.
Located in Palatka, FL.
Benjie Bates is a second-generation owner and agent at Bates Hewett & Floyd Insurance.