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Meet The Independent Insurance Associates Family

At Independent Insurance Associates we don’t stop with the best insurance coverages at the best price. We strive to have the most knowledgeable, professional, and personable staff you’ll find anywhere. You can meet the team at Independent Insurance Associates below. However, don’t hesitate to stop buy or contact us if you have any questions or would like to meet us in person.

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Jeremy Stroud – President

While working towards my degree in marketing with a minor in insurance at the University of South Carolina, I was recruited for an internship by a national life insurance carrier. After a year, I decided that I was interested in the property and casualty side of the business so I began working for an agency in another intern position. Upon my graduation, I went to work for this agency on a full-time basis as a producer.

I’ve always been the type of man who likes to blaze his own path, so working for someone else wasn’t something that I was suited for. As a result of my independent streak, I decided to strike out on my own and began my own agency in January of 2008. My favorite part of what I do is working with my clients. I enjoy getting to know about their family and their needs and making sure that we’re helping them get great protection at a great premium.

One of my greatest supporters has always been my beautiful wife, Susan, because without her encouragement I doubt I would have struck out on my own. We are the proud parents of twins – Luke and Lily – and we couldn’t be happier. Watching them grow from babies into a young man and a young lady has been the most rewarding experience of our lives.

The newest chapter in the agency is our move from our previous location to our new office on Clebourne Street. Though our old office was full of charm, the business had grown to the point that we needed additional space. We’re still located in downtown Fort Mill so I encourage you to stop by and visit us!

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Clients Who Know The Independent Insurance Advantage Say…

In 2003, my husband and I asked Jeremy to provide a quotation for handling our auto insurance. We were so pleased with his pricing, professionalism, follow-up and customer service that we asked him to provide for all of our insurance needs; including autos, home, business and liability insurance. Based on his analysis of our needs, he has consistently provided us with the best combination of thorough coverage and affordable rates; saving us many thousands of dollars in insurance premiums over the years. In our opinion, no one works harder for their clients than Jeremy does. Recently, when our son's car broke down during a trip to North Carolina, Jeremy helped him find a reliable, affordable auto shop for the repairs. Without exception, every time we have referred friends or business associates to Jeremy, they have been thrilled with the savings and customer care they have received. We wholeheartedly recommend Jeremy to anyone who values honesty, integrity and customer service.
Jeremy is a professional in every sense of the word. He is knowledgeable, efficient, responsive and willing to make every effort to meet the needs of his clients.
Jeremy worked very hard to find superior coverage for my house and my autos. He found a specific coverage for one of my antique vehicles that I was not able to find any where else, for less than I was paying for inadequate coverage before. He was quick to respond, professional, and worked very hard to find exactly what I needed. I heartily recommend Jeremy to anyone who has an insurance need. You would be hard pressed to find better service anywhere else.
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Jeanne Woosely – Office Manager

Though it’s hard for me to fathom, I began my insurance career almost 30 years ago in a small agency located in the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of working in both commercial and personal lines of insurance as well as on the underwriting and sales sides of the industry. When I was looking to make a change from the corporate world, the charm of working in Fort Mill was too much to resist.

I began working at Independent Insurance Associates ins 2010 and am proud to report that I was the first full-time employee. All of my skills in customer service, ability to translate confusing insurance jargon into plain English, and navigate insurance certificates are put to use on a daily basis.s In addition, I have the added pleasure of being a part of a growing business and knowing that what I do is measured in more than corporate goals and statistics. Our clients tell us what a great job we are doing for them every time they provide us with a referral.

Our new office is located on Clebourne Street and I would like to encourage you to come visit us. The best part of our day is when a customer stops in to ask questions, pay a bill, or even simply to pass on a friendly “hello”. Hopefully we’ll see you soon!

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Clients Who Know The Independent Insurance Advantage Say…

In 2003, my husband and I asked Jeremy to provide a quotation for handling our auto insurance. We were so pleased with his pricing, professionalism, follow-up and customer service that we asked him to provide for all of our insurance needs; including autos, home, business and liability insurance. Based on his analysis of our needs, he has consistently provided us with the best combination of thorough coverage and affordable rates; saving us many thousands of dollars in insurance premiums over the years. In our opinion, no one works harder for their clients than Jeremy does. Recently, when our son's car broke down during a trip to North Carolina, Jeremy helped him find a reliable, affordable auto shop for the repairs. Without exception, every time we have referred friends or business associates to Jeremy, they have been thrilled with the savings and customer care they have received. We wholeheartedly recommend Jeremy to anyone who values honesty, integrity and customer service.
Jeremy is a professional in every sense of the word. He is knowledgeable, efficient, responsive and willing to make every effort to meet the needs of his clients.
Jeremy worked very hard to find superior coverage for my house and my autos. He found a specific coverage for one of my antique vehicles that I was not able to find any where else, for less than I was paying for inadequate coverage before. He was quick to respond, professional, and worked very hard to find exactly what I needed. I heartily recommend Jeremy to anyone who has an insurance need. You would be hard pressed to find better service anywhere else.
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Amy McMahon – Customer Service Representative

When my 2 boys were young, I had the hardest job I’ve ever had – stay-at-home mother. I volunteered at their school, organized play dates, and managed the running of errands and the daily operations of a modern household. Kids have a bad habit of growing up and when mine reached the age of school full time and interests other than playing with me at the park, I suddenly had a lot of time on my hands and made the decision to go back to work.

Unsure as to what I wanted to do, I began working for a temp agency and was referred to Independent Insurance Associates for a part-time position they were looking to fill. The Spring of 2012 found me working with Jeremy Stroud transferring data from one management system to a new one and reinventing myself as a working mom. Even working part-time made it hard to juggle 2 teenage boys with a work schedule, but I loved the independence I felt. I’m proud to say that I passed my insurance licensing exam in 2013 and became a full-time employee at Independent Insurance Associates.

Working for a small business means we all have to wear multiple hats in one day and that’s what keeps things interesting for me. On a daily basis, I’m a key player in providing customer service to our clients, providing quotes, and “all other duties as assigned” such as shopping for office supplies and making sure that there is paper in the copy machine. In a nutshell, I’m loving every minute of working here and look forward to many more years in Fort Mill.

It was once said, “If you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life” and have found that to be true. In case you haven’t been to our new office, please come down for a visit because our clients are what make this job so rewarding.

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Hear It From Client’s Who’ve Regained Their Insurance Independence…

In 2003, my husband and I asked Jeremy to provide a quotation for handling our auto insurance. We were so pleased with his pricing, professionalism, follow-up and customer service that we asked him to provide for all of our insurance needs; including autos, home, business and liability insurance. Based on his analysis of our needs, he has consistently provided us with the best combination of thorough coverage and affordable rates; saving us many thousands of dollars in insurance premiums over the years. In our opinion, no one works harder for their clients than Jeremy does. Recently, when our son's car broke down during a trip to North Carolina, Jeremy helped him find a reliable, affordable auto shop for the repairs. Without exception, every time we have referred friends or business associates to Jeremy, they have been thrilled with the savings and customer care they have received. We wholeheartedly recommend Jeremy to anyone who values honesty, integrity and customer service.
Jeremy is a professional in every sense of the word. He is knowledgeable, efficient, responsive and willing to make every effort to meet the needs of his clients.
Jeremy worked very hard to find superior coverage for my house and my autos. He found a specific coverage for one of my antique vehicles that I was not able to find any where else, for less than I was paying for inadequate coverage before. He was quick to respond, professional, and worked very hard to find exactly what I needed. I heartily recommend Jeremy to anyone who has an insurance need. You would be hard pressed to find better service anywhere else.
Jeremy was able to get affordable rates for my insurance needs and is very pleasant to work with. He also has supported the not-for-profit organization I work with by attending our fundraising event.
My company pays over $50,000yr in insurance premiums so when I review my program it is a serious task. I learned more from Jeremy in a week than in my previous 12 years with my other agent. He advised me on higher limits to protect my assets and also issued employment practices liability which I did not know existed. I feel that my program is now up to date and I really appreciate all the hard work from the team at Independent Insurance.
Jeremy, I have never spoken to two women that are as nice and helpful as Jeanne and Amy. You definitely have a staff that makes the day brighter.
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