Rusty Johnson of Marianna, FL, joins the We Insure Group Franchise Group

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We Insure Group, Inc., a Southeast Regional property/casualty insurance franchise company, opens a new office in Marianna, Fl. Agency Owner, Rusty Johnson opened its doors on 03/08/2016.

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It's no secret that We Insure has been expanding at a rapid rate in Florida and Georgia throughout the past 5 years. Even after such a short period of time in the industry, their presence is evident – with almost 300 associates, 70+ locations, and countless awards and achievements. They've made it known that this success stems from building and maintaining relationships – with their Carrier Partners, their insureds, and of course – their Agency Owners.

Rusty is not new to the insurance industry as he was an Allstate agent from 1999 till he sold his book in 2009. He has built and managed a 2,000,000 dollar agency from the ground up. He and his wife still have an Allstate agency in Panama City Florida. They have a combined industry knowledge of 30 plus years of running a successful agencies.

Q: How did you find out about We Insure – and how long did it take you to make the decision to partner with the company?

I was contacted by a longtime friend Chuck Bond from Panama City Florida. Where I had been able to talk to Chuck and get the introduction to the business model of We Insure. I made the decision to go to Jacksonville to set down with Phil Visali and the Executive Team and really get a feel of how they operate. I was completely blown away with corporate attitude and work environment. To be completely honest, once that meeting was finished, the decision to partner with them was almost instant.

Q: What do you think will be some of the advantages of being a We Insure agency owner as opposed to an independent agency owner?

Rusty: Where do I begin...I've been running my own agency, servicing the Marianna/ Panama City area for about 16 years. But there comes a point in time, which I'm sure all insurance agents can agree with, that the service work starts to take up more of your day than the actual selling. We Insure has a fully licensed and trained service department at their corporate headquarters, so I no longer have to worry about that anymore. Market access is another obvious advantage. They're partnered with over 100 insurance carriers in Florida, so I have an unlimited amount of choices to where I want to place a policy. Something like that not only makes my job easier, but it really benefits my customers. No one likes to be told they're out of luck if their rate goes up. My insureds want choices, and they want to save money – and that is exactly what I am able to offer them now.

Q: What excites you most about being a part of “Team WE”?

Rusty: Making money! Just kidding. Aside from the business aspect, We Insure has such a different culture than I've ever come across. They treat their partners & employees like family – and that's something you can both see and feel when you walk into one of their offices. Being a part of something like that is really important. The only competition they have within the company is friendly. When I was in training at their main office I heard someone say “There's no 'I' in TEAM – and there's no “I” in WE, either.” I think that kind of mentality is what really makes a company go far.

Q: Where do you see your agency, and We Insure as a whole, within the next few years?

Rusty: If things keep going as planned, my agency will be the most well-known agency in Northwest Florida – and We Insure will be well on its way to becoming a national premier insurance franchise!

About We Insure Group:

WE believe in the Power of WE. Our relationships with a multitude of top-rated insurance companies give our customers their own power to choose and the confidence of knowing they’re insured properly at premiums that work for them. We offer a different and better way to buy insurance—and our customers benefit. Purchasing insurance just got quicker and easier. Because we shop the top companies for our customers, they can relax and enjoy the benefits and the life they love. We make purchasing decisions hassle free. Buy online, over the phone, via email or in person at a nearby WE Insure office. We choose only the best insurance agents. Our top-quality, experienced agents undergo extensive training. Our technologies and support allow our agents to focus 100 percent on serving our customers’ insurance-buying needs, searching top-rated carriers, evaluating coverage, identifying discounts, and giving customers the power of choice. WE Insure offers Franchise Opportunities currently in Florida and Georgia and have over 70 retail locations with over 300 people and over $100,000,000 million in annual sales.

For more information about We Insure as a franchising opportunity, go to

We Insure continues to be a proven & awarded franchise business model.

2013 Company Awards

JBJ 40 Under 40– CEO, Philip Visali
JBJ Largest Independent Agencies in North Florida - #10
JBJ Best Places to Work in North Florida - #4
JBJ Fastest Growing Private Companies in North Florida - #17

2014 Company Awards

JBJ Largest Independent Agencies in North Florida - #7
JBJ Best Places to Work in North Florida - #1
JBJ Fastest Growing Private Companies in North Florida - #10

2015 Company Awards

JBJ Largest Independent Agencies in North Florida - #6
JBJ Best Places to Work in North Florida - #9
JBJ Fastest Growing Private Companies - #9
JBJ Ultimate CEO Award in North Florida– Philip Visali
INC5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America - #1272/5000
PRINCIPLE10 Best Employee Financial Security in America

2016 Company Awards

GATOR 100 Fastest Growing Gator-Owned Businesses in the World - #10
101Best & Brightest Winner of Best & Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation
JBJ Best Places to Work in North Florida - #5
Florida Trends – Best Places to Work in Florida - #23
Business Journal - Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Florida - #53

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