Agency Spotlight: C.T. Lowndes & Company, South Carolina

Not too many companies can boast about being in business for over 160 years, but this month’s Spotlight Agency can! C. T. Lowndes & Company has been serving the insurance needs of residents in the Low Country of South Carolina since 1850 and is currently owned by the 5th and 6th generations of the Lowndes family and the 1st and 2nd generations of the Silcox family.

C. T. Lowndes & Company has been a Frontline independent agent since April 2008 and offers our homeowners insurance products in their nine offices. “We truly value our relationship with Frontline,” said Henry H. Lowndes, Jr. who serves as the company’s CEO and CFO.

The Lowndes and Silcox families strive to create a family centered work environment by providing team members with the flexibility to balance busy family and work schedules. Each year the company hosts an employee appreciation event, where spouses and children are encouraged to attend, and the different offices regularly have cookouts, social events and team building activities.

In addition to being members of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of South Carolina (IIABSC), Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) and the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) the agency also has the distinction of being the oldest fire insurance agency in the southeast. Many members of the staff are also members of the Charleston Area Insurance Professionals (CAIP) and have various insurance designations.

In 2011 and 2012, C. T. Lowndes & Company was the title sponsor of the Sertoma High Football Classic which raised $80,000 – $100,000 for charities that benefit disadvantaged youth in Charleston, SC. The company also supports the March of Dimes, the Walk for the Cure, the Wounded Warrior Project and the Field of Dreams.

With a history going back more than a century, the company’s vision statement shows their key for growth and success, “build customer relationships through honesty, integrity and outstanding service.” All of us at Frontline look forward to continuing our relationship with C. T. Lowndes & Company as they grow and expand in the South Carolina market.

Owners of the family owned C. T. Lowndes Agency include, L to R: Edward Lowndes III, Owner; Rawlins Lowndes, Owner; Henry H. Lowndes Jr., CEO & CFO; W. A. “Billy” Silcox Jr., CPO; Christopher Silcox, Owner; W. A. “Bill” Silcox III, COO.

Please remember that the comments contained in this blog are general in nature and that coverage under any specific policy of insurance will depend upon the terms and conditions of such policy.