Agency Spotlight: Anderson Insurance Associates, Charleston, SC

This month’s agency spotlight is Anderson Insurance Associates, LLC. A homeowner wants an insurance agency that they can trust. Integrity and experience is the cornerstone of building trust. Anderson Insurance Associates, makes every effort to maintain the highest industry standard possible and dedicates themselves to support the Trusted Choice Pledge of Performance. They are firm in their desire to grant their customers the finest quality services and products backed by their expertise in the industry. Anderson Insurance Associates is proud to have been the recipient of the Best Practices Reward for eight years in a row.

How did it all begin? Anderson Insurance Associates was developed to serve the community of Charleston, SC in 1980, when it was founded by Julius (Jules) K. Anderson Jr. Mr. Anderson had been working in the insurance industry for eight years by that time. He began as a young man, working for Continental Insurance Company in Atlanta, GA. He continued in the insurance business by working for the Mappus Insurance agency, when he returned to Charleston, SC.

Jules Anderson and C. Harrington Bissell began a partnership in 1985. Mr. Bissell had been active in the insurance industry since the 1950’s. The Agency that they formed together was known as the Anderson – Bissell Insurance Agency, Inc. They worked together, while sharing the same office and maintaining different staff and sales teams. The Agency expanded in 2000 by opening a new agency in Pawley’s Island and has been very successful.

After Mr. Bissell’s unexpected death in October, 2001, the agencies merged when Anderson Insurance Associates bought the Bissell Agency. A new agency was added in 2009 in Greenville, SC.

Anderson Insurance Associates offers commercial and residential products from several dozen notable insurance companies. The agency carries a meaningful amount of coastal risk, including many waterfront luxury homes, as well as a thriving commercial business that is extremely varied.

The agency is a popular place to work because of the strong family atmosphere and benevolent attitude toward the community. There are currently 45 full-time employees, 2 part-time employees and 14 producers.

Anderson Insurance Associates believes in a strong outreach to the community and the employees enjoy getting involved in the agency’s “Pay it Forward” campaign, which is the brainchild of a part-time employee. Many charities and non-profit organizations benefit from weekly raffles and other fundraising events. The agency also donates on a regular basis to many charity-based organizations advocated by their clients.

Fast Facts:

Anderson Insurance Associates
3491 Shelby Ray Court
Charleston, SC 29414

Phone: 843-763-7525






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