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There are only a few insurance agencies that are able to boast about being one of the largest Frontline Insurance independent agencies in Florida, but after 39 successful years, this month’s Spotlight Agency does so very well.
Deakins Carroll Insurance Agency, Inc. has been catering to the insurance needs of Martin, St. Lucie and Palm Beach County residents since 1974. This family run agency is currently owned and operated by three generations of the Deakins family.
Deakins-Carroll Insurance Agency, Inc. has been a Frontline agency since their appointment in 2003 by Tom Poppell. “We are proud to be able to offer Frontline products, and are confident in the company stability and in their prompt, fair claims handling. When we place a piece of business with Frontline, we know that we are giving our client the best,” said Donna Deakins, who serves as the company’s Vice President.
The agency was founded by C.J. “Jud” and Mickey Deakins in 1974. The agency has always remained family owned and operated, and is currently being operated by the first, second, and third generation of Deakins. Jud passed away in 2002, at which time Mickey Deakins became the new and current owner. The President of the agency is David Deakins, Sr., Vice President is Misty Deakins Broderick, and the joint Vice Presidents are Donna Deakins, and Lee Carroll. The president’s son, David Deakins, Jr., represents the 3rd generation of Deakins after joining the agency staff in August of 2009. An Eagle with its wings fully extended sits in front of the main office in recognition of their founding father, Jud Deakins. Jud was an “In Flight” pilot and signed all of his letters “Blue Skies,” which lead to the placement of the eagle plaque in his honor.
In addition to being one of the largest Florida Frontline Agencies, they also carry the Trusted Choice designation and are one of our Elite Agency Partners. As an all-lines agency, they are members of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA).
The Deakins family strives to have positive impressions in the communities they serve by lending time to charitable causes such as the annual Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk to support cancer patients and survivors. The entire staff and their families join together to participate in the walk, and afterwards, gather at a local park for a healthy picnic. During the holidays, the Deakins help to stomp out hunger by collecting donations for the Food for Families food drive and sponsoring needy families directly.
In an effort to become even more accessible and personally committed to the families the agency serves, the staff will often mingle with the community after hours on the Manatee Pocket of Port Salerno. The staff will often be joined by their families and significant others to take the opportunity to network on a personal level outside the office. “With long time personnel we have all watched each other’s children as they have grown from infants into adults. With a new generation of grandchildren emerging, the generational cycle will surely continue,” according to Donna.