Neal Wilson Insurance Agency Inc.

 

How much do you know about your insurance agent? Is it just business, or are you also interested in making a friend who is looking after your best interests?

 

Neal of the Neal Wilson State Farm Agency in Elizabeth has a big smile and a firm handshake when you walk into his office. Intrigued about what made him decide to open a branch in Elizabeth, I ask him how he came to the community.
 

He says, “When I lived in Tennessee I was recruited to work for another insurance carrier as an agent. The years prior to that I was a branch president for a finance company out of Atlanta and briefly managed a mortgage company. When my wife was leaving active duty from the Marine Corps, I decided it was a great opportunity to settle down in a small town providing the community with the services I know best. I saw State Farm had an opening for an agency in Elizabeth and I jumped at the opportunity given the company’s strong reputation as the largest insurer in the U.S. and Colorado. I’ve been here since 2012 and found the people here are wonderful.”
 

Since insurance agents face all kinds of responsibilities in the industry, I ask him what he considers the biggest challenge in his job. “It is in getting my customers to meet with me on a more regular basis as their lives change and evolve,” he says. “I know folks might feel I’m looking to just sell them insurance, but we’re more than just insurance. The conversations I have with customers are simple, focusing in on their unique needs depending on where they’re at in life and how I can help.”
 

Often, people don’t realize that their insurance needs change over time, and Neal enjoys helping them ensure that they are fully covered. “When your work centers on helping people and providing education in areas where perhaps they didn’t know where to turn, life is pretty great,” he says. “On the flip side, when a customer calls and needs my help after a car accident, home theft or a loved one has passed away, I’m really thankful I was able to make a difficult situation a little bit easier. Recently, I helped facilitate a $5,000 grant to the Elbert County Sheriff’s Department to further their work in the area of teen driver safety. Working for a company like State Farm that invests in our community is such an honor.”
 

Neal was recently was elected to the Chamber Board of Directors. This will be his first full year. “I’m looking forward to the experience and all it has to offer,” he says. His wife Christy and he have two daughters and a son. The family love to spend time together doing anything outdoors. He enjoys hunting and fishing. He used to steer wrestle and is looking into getting back into it. Neal would love to meet you; give him a call!

 

Interview Conducted Sept 2015