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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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New Assistant Commercial Account Advisor

New Assistant Commercial Account Advisor

Mandy comes to Starke after a two-year hiatus from the world of 8-5's to spend time with her two children, Hazen & Olivia. Mandy has previously worked over a decade in claims management, working specifically with medical claims. She is happily married and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her two dogs and children, as well as…

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Starke Awarded Best Practices

Starke Awarded Best Practices

Starke Agency, Inc. retains its Best Practices status, once again becoming a part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States. This status comes by participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) Best Practices Study group. The annual survey and Study of leading independent insurance agencies documents the…

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Welcoming Bobby Barnes, Director Of Sales And Marketing

Welcoming Bobby Barnes, Director of Sales and Marketing

Bobby, a 29-year veteran in the insurance industry, comes to us after most recently working as Client Advocate/Account Executive for Willis Towers Watson. He has previously worked in both local and private agencies, including Starke Agency itself, and publicly traded regional and global brokerage companies. His experience has included Production, Marketing, Global and National Account management, and Office management. “Having…

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Welcome Anna Watts, Commercial Account Advisor

Welcome Anna Watts, Commercial Account Advisor

Starke Agency, Inc., Montgomery’s oldest independent insurance agency, is pleased to announce the recent hire of Anna Watts, our newest Commercial Account Advisor. Watts graduated from Troy University in December of 2017 with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Risk Management & Insurance. Anna comes to us with not only a degree in the field, but also…

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