TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials

Bill Harvey

“With First Choice, we are winning business more often than not! We used to close about 20%, but now it’s about 40% higher and that gets the producers and staff excited. Being a member of First Choice helps us retain business. It was the better option among other aggregators out there because they offer more carriers, consultative and training services, and training of staff.”
– Bill Harvey
President/Owner, Harvey Insurance

Ashton Loyd

“By using the resources and in-depth knowledge of the experts at First Choice, we’re able to close much more business than we would otherwise. With all the carriers provided through membership in FCAA, we can go to market with 3-4 good carriers competing for that business and that’s the way we win and grow.”
– Ashton Loyd
Executive VP, Griffin Insurance

John Ferullo

“First Choice is a first class operation. They have a great management team with a wealth of experience eager to help Nationwide Agents secure direct commercial carrier appointments. They offer national insurance carriers, sales training, target marketing, flood program and E & S markets. My agency was recently appointed with State Auto Insurance Company. I am happy to say a producer in my agency placed a large contractor with State Auto in the first week of our new appointment. I attended a vendor fair last year sponsored by First Choice.  The vendor fair was very well organized, multiple carriers were represented and the breakout sessions were very informative. If you have not had a one-on-one presentation to learn more about First Choice, with Diane Wagner or Mike Griffin, I would strongly suggest that you do so. Please take the time to learn all that First Choice has to offer so you can increase your revenue and place your agency on the fast track to contingency bonuses.”
– John Ferullo
Agency Principal/Owner, Ferullo Insurance Agencies LLC

Ryan Harris

“Joining FCAA has been a huge help for my agency.  The large agency meeting in November allowed our agency to understand many new markets and meet many of the underwriters we deal with on a day-to-day basis.  This allowed us to focus on a marketing plan as we moved into 2018.”
– Ryan Harris
Owner, Ryan Harris Insurance & Financial Services

McKay Tye

“For me, beyond the multiple carrier access, our relationship specifically with AmWINS is the most important thing that has been generated from our agency joining First Choice. Rob and his team are tremendously helpful and always quick with communicating. As soon as I find that a client will need an excess/surplus market, I call Rob because I know he will have the answer and I know our agency would not have access to AmWINS without the appointment provided by the leadership team at First Choice.”
– McKay Tye
Associate Agent, Tim Hausmann Agency

Tim Hausmann

“First Choice has been an amazing partner to our agency. The ‘Golden Corral’ buffet of Carrier offerings is a huge part of that, but First Choice has stepped up well beyond a typical commercial aggregator.  When we hired a commercial only sales associate into our agency in 2017, Diane Wagner, Mike Griffin and his team met with us personally, and spent 2 hours in a closed door training session with our new sales associate providing training, coaching, market analysis and a business plan for him to have a path to follow to success.

They have been a valuable resource to all our agency team with vendor fairs, market expertise, advice and assistance as we’ve made the transition to an ‘independent’ agency for our commercial insurance sales division.  Could not have done it without them and would not want to try!”
– Tim Hausmann
CFP, Tim Hausmann Agency

Keith Puffenbarger

“Our agency is putting investments into growing our Commercial Department. When our primary carrier encouraged this opportunity we began the process of looking for a team that would give us all of the advantages of dealing with one partner. That partner is FCAA. They give us access to National and Regional Carriers, Education for my commercial producers, Target Markets to focus on and a path to succeed. FCAA has a strong Leadership team of folks I trust. Diane is a huge help as she originally was the President of AssureAlliance of SIAA for 13 years. In addition, we own our business, get excellent commissions and the opportunities for Contingency Bonuses. We also enjoy  all the other ‘like-minded’ agents who have joined  FCAA. I would encourage you to join us as we all ‘Grow Commercial’.”
– Keith Puffenbarger
Owner, Puffenbarger Insurance Agency

Ron Parks

“When it made sense for our clients, we have been writing business outside of Nationwide for years; however, it has been cumbersome, to say the least. After signing CMC, we researched many options to make this process less complicated and more efficient. First Choice Agents Alliance stood head and shoulders above all other options. You own your book, get direct appointments with carriers (with full commissions), as well as have access to other carriers, share in contingent commissions, and get coaching help on how to build-out a commercial sales operation. By aggregating my premium with other agents, my commercial lines revenue has increased dramatically. But, maybe the best thing is that at their meetings, you get to hang out with old and new Nationwide friends, and brainstorm on ways to improve your agency operation. Check them out, you’ll be glad you did.”
– Ron Parks
President, Parks Insurance Group

Billy Staples

“First Choice has been great and allowed us to grow our business as well as make us more competitive for our current clients.  We are very pleased as an agency!”
– Billy Staples
Owner, Staples Insurance Agency

William J. Farber

“First Choice Agents Alliance has helped our Agency win many new accounts. The Staff at FCAA is very knowledgeable and helpful and the Insurance Carrier Line-up is perfect, with its mix of National and Regional Carriers to meet our needs”
– William J. Farber
CFP®/President, Donner-Farber & Associates, Inc.

Dan Noltensmeyer

“Customers want choices and we want to provide those choices.  FCAA will help you get those direct commercial appointments.  They manage the relationship, monitor the premium commitments, attend carrier meetings, and negotiate the bonus and contingency programs so I can focus on selling insurance.  I still get paid directly and the downloads come from the carrier into my AMS360 system which makes it efficient for my agency.  FCAA are folks that understand Nationwide agents and I appreciate that connection.  You need to try FCAA and experience the difference.”
– Dan Noltensmeyer
President, Noltensmeyer Insurance & Financial Services

Keith Hiller

“First Choice Agents Alliance has given me the flexibility to provide my commercial client base with multiple carrier options that today’s business insurance marketplace requires of their trusted advisor. Thanks FCAA! I couldn’t be happier with the choices you provide!”
– Keith Hiller
Owner, Keith Hiller Insurance Agency

Keith Captain

“FCAA is a great partner and the leadership group is top notch. For a new organization, it is amazing what they have accomplished. The agents we have worked with are hungry to expand their markets and grow their commercial portfolio. We look forward to many years of profitable growth with FCAA.”
– Keith Captain
Assistant VP / Regional Sales Manager, Donegal Insurance Group

Michael Glick

“Choosing FCAA as my commercial partner was an easy decision based on the familiarity and trust I have with the other members of FCAA. Being able to reach out and learn from members that I have known and respected for over 20 years was the deciding factor, as I compared similar opportunities in the marketplace.”
– Michael Glick
Agency President, Nationwide Insurance

Nancy Newmister

“Diane was the President of AssureAlliance of SIAA during my tenure in the Carolinas. Having experienced her leadership and profitable growth opportunity through independent member agencies, it made the decision easy to join forces with her new organization, FCAA – led by Mike Griffin. A key strategy for my company, Frederick Mutual Insurance Company, is to launch our products and services to agents and policyholders in new states. Diane brought us several admirable agency partners who have enabled us to geographically expand and experience a higher rate of growth in the markets we serve. Looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship with FCAA!”
– Nancy Newmister
President & CEO, Frederick Mutual