Name of Business: Farm Bureau Insurance Virginia Farm Bureau/Southampton County
Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 14, 2008
Address: 23507 Jerusalem Road, Courtland
Phone number: 653-9341
Operating Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (agents available 24/7)
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nature of Business: Insurance agency
Principle owner/manager and title: Jim Jervey, LUTCF, agent
Year Founded: 1957
Prior Location: Main Street, Courtland: the old barbershop and house across from Shands Shopping Center
Number of employees: Eight: four agents and four administrative assistants
How’s business: Jumping and busy
One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We give personal attention to all of our clients, and our Farm Bureau membership advantages are unlimited.
Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: The confidence and trust of Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Co.
Advice to young entrepreneurs:
Learn the business, work hard, be patient, give prompt and personal customer service
Your first job: Pouring concrete footings under trailers at Paul D. Camp Community College, working for Bear Contractors in the early 1970s
Your role model (in business or in life generally): My dad, Packy Jervey, and Gail Parker, my former football coach and current agency manager
The key to a successful business is: Be polite, be prompt, be accessible, know and learn the insurance so we can advise our clients on the coverages they need.