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The ’70s:

Bo had been working at the agency for almost 10 years when he decided his father, Bo Sr. was spending more time at the Beauvoir Club than he was in the agency. So, he decided to tell his father he would buy the agency from him. Bo Sr., knowing Bo’s finances, “dared” him to try. Bo took the dare seriously…

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The ’60s:

In 1962 Bolling P. “Bo Bo” Starke, II, joined the agency after two years of military service. Current President, Trey Starke, recalls being told that at the time the agency profits were split between the three family members—Bo Sr., Bo Bo, and Joe. Bo Sr. would take a set amount and the remainder would be split 50/50 between Joe and…

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The ’50s:

While the insurance industry and Montgomery continued to expand, the agency hired its first family member. Joe Jordan, Bo’s brother-in-law, began working at the agency as their second producer. By the 1950's Rawlings was no longer backing the agency and hadn’t for years. The Bolling P. Starke Agency was now the agency’s official name. Still located in the Frank Leu…

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A Decade a Day: The ’40s

The decade begins the year after WWII began. Bolling, better known as “Bo”, left the states and went to Germany to serve with the Red Cross during the War. He had tried to enlist but due to his age (late 30’s), he was denied. He used the influence of Senator Lister Hill (a Starke University graduate) to find a placement.…

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A Decade a Day: The ’30s

In honor of our 90th anniversary, we thought to share some of Starke’s most interesting and pivotal points through the last 9 decades over the course of 9 days. The agency was established in 1929, so our first ‘real’ decade was the 30’s. The United States was in the midst of the Great Depression, yet Rawlings and Starke (the very…

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Starke Agency Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Starke Agency celebrates its 90th anniversary providing insurance and risk management to the people and businesses of the River Region and beyond. Starke is marking its 90th anniversary on September 5, 2019, which has been proclaimed Starke Agency day. There will be a “Block Party” held to commemorate the special occasion.  An exciting afternoon of celebrations will be held at…

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Starke Agency Receives MarshBerry’s 2019 MAX Performer Award

Starke Agency Receives MarshBerry’s 2019 MAX Performer Award

MONTGOMERY, AL, June 25, 2019 –MarshBerry is excited to announce that Starke Agency, Inc., of Montgomery, AL, is the winner of the 2019 annual Southeast MAX Performer recognition award. The MAX Performer award is a mark of distinction given to an independent agency that has strong financials in addition to fostering a client-first culture throughout the entirety of the company.…

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Celebrating National Small Business Week

Celebrating National Small Business Week

It’s National Small Business Week and all things small business are being celebrated! Small businesses are absolutely vital to the U.S. economy. More than 30 million small businesses employ close to 59 million people in the U.S. And this makes up more than one-third of the country’s labor force. Take a look at the U.S. economy overall. Small businesses generate around…

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Employer Actions To Address The Opioid Crisis

Employer Actions to Address the Opioid Crisis

“Our nation is facing the deadliest drug crisis in its history”, is how the article in the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research begins when referencing opioids/opiates. What begins usually as a legitimate use of these medications may end up as a difficult struggle. Opioids are considered safe and effective when used as prescribed for short amounts of time.…

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Starke Agency in Top 12 Largest Commercial Insurance Agencies in Alabama

Starke Agency has been designated as one of the Top 12 Largest Commercial Insurance Agencies in Alabama for the 2017 fiscal year. This isn’t the first time the agency has ranked amongst the Top 12 Insurance agencies in the state.  As the River Region grows, Starke Agency continues to be a cornerstone in downtown Montgomery as a local, independently owned…

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