New business owner Shannon Summers and her company, Freedom Insurance and Services, were welcomed to the community recently by the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.
Located at 115 S. North St., Freedom Insurance provides insurance for auto, home, renters, recreational vehicles, specialty and bonds. Summers said her company has connections with different carriers.
“We have several different carriers we are appointed with. We have top preferred carriers and carriers for those just starting out or up again. This gives Freedom the ability to make sure you are with the right carrier for the customer’s needs,” she said.
The Southern State graduate is relatively new to the insurance industry, but has an extensive customer service background from car dealerships, to retail. She also served in the Army Reserves for five years.
“I decided to go into business for myself because I do things different, I am very disciplined, hard-working and a problem solver. I wanted to be in control of how I work, how my customers are treated, and still be able to be a good mom for my family,” said Summers. “Obviously, without my customers I wouldn’t be able to continue on being an agency owner, they are the most valuable asset and they should be treated as such.”
Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the week, but appointments can be made for any time.