Agency Spotlight: Boyd Insurance & Investment Services, Inc.


There’s just something about the ocean that immediately relaxes the mind and body of a person. This is probably why more individuals and families are moving into coastal areas or seeking out vacation rentals in these places where they can unwind and refresh. Studies actually show that living by the beach can increase one’s overall health and wellbeing.

In Florida, a lot of local residents and those from other cities and states come over to try coastal living or just to stay for a temporary holiday within a seaside environment. However, coastal properties don’t come cheap. This is why it’s always a good thing to ensure protection from natural disasters, theft, fire, and more – through a good insurance policy.

Boyd Insurance & Investment Services, Inc. is one of the most esteemed providers of homeowners insurance in the counties of Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte. Furthermore, this reliable and efficient agency offers not just protection for coastal property owners but also for landlords and tenants.

It was in 1974 that Wilbur Boyd founded Boyd Insurance & Investment Services, with the vision of establishing a great company that can offer unparalleled customer service and top quality products. He was later joined by Jim Boyd and Pat Osburn.

Indeed the agency lived up to its vision, becoming an industry leader in Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte County and fulfilling its mission of providing excellent personal service. The mission statement of the company is “To be THE agency of choice for our clients by providing the best service and products that our industry offers, and earning the respect and business of our clients every day.”

Hence, it’s no wonder why for the past 4 years, Boyd Insurance & Investment Services has been granted the Bradenton Herald People’s Choice Award for Best Insurance Agency! The agency’s COO Mr. Gross, who has been working in the insurance industry for 58 years now, stated, “We want our customers to depend on the fact that we provide personal service and encourage our entire staff to be the best that they can be.”

The agency is a member of the Manatee County Florida Association of Insurance Agents Big I. It is made up of 29 full-time employees and 1 part-time employee, all set out to stand by the same vision and mission. They are all well-trained in their own respective areas and are licensed by the State of Florida. Moreover, a lot of them carry insurance designations such as LUTCF, CIC, AAI, CPIA, CFP, PIAM, and ACSR.

It is good to note that Boyd Insurance & Investment Services also has representatives in Kiwanis, an international organization of volunteers working in various communities to improve them and help children. This is why all staff members are always encouraged to actively serve in local communities as well as be part of relevant organizations. For instance, they presently serve on the Boys & Girls Club Board, Foundation Board at Manatee Memorial Hospital, Better Business Alliance, and Library Foundation among others. At the same time, the agency itself has sponsored significant activities and events in the past such as the American Heart Association Tennis Tournament, walk/run events for Community Haven for Adults and Children, and some golf tournaments too.

Aside from community service, the entire staff and management undertake bonding activities together such as when President Mr. Pat Osburn prepares breakfast and lunch get-togethers for everyone. Every year too, they all volunteer to work at the Christmas Tree Lot for Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County. These allow them to feel that they belong to one family, help them work better with one another, and provide them with an added sense of fulfillment and achievement.

One of the owners, Jim Boyd, was also elected in 2010 to the FL House of Representatives. He was subsequently re-elected and continues to serve District 71 today.

At present, Boyd Insurance & Investment Services offers personal insurance policies like life insurance, homeowners insurance, automobile insurance, and flood insurance as well as insurance products for commercial purposes. It also provides health and employee benefits along with investment products.

It was in 2003 that the agency decided to collaborate with Frontline Insurance, a leading expert in the arena of coastal property insurance. Boyd has been representing Frontline with the following insurance products: HO3, HO4, HO6, DP3, Umbrella, and Flood. Recently, there was an addition to this list— the Frontline Unlimited Insurance commercial products. All of these have proven valuable for the business of Boyd, which continues to aggressively seek out clients with high value properties in coastal areas.

According to the agency owners of Boyd Insurance & Investment Services, “Frontline brings great value to the agency with their relationships in underwriting, management, claims, and field personnel.”

We, at Frontline Insurance, are certainly delighted to partner with this wonderful agency which doesn’t just have a heart for their customers, but also a heart for the community. We are grateful that together, our companies can give the best protection for more coastal property homeowners, landlords, tenants, and vacationers in Florida. This way, whatever unexpected event comes along, they are insured and guaranteed of financial security.


Fast Facts:

Boyd Insurance & Investment Services Inc.


717 Manatee Avenue West Ste #300

Bradenton, FL 34205

Tel.No. (941) 745-8300

Fax No. (941) 745-2571




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