In Florida, Insurer Pledges $100,000 to Polk County BA
Building on a relationship that began three decades ago, Heacock Insurance Group has pledged $100,000 to the Polk County Builders Association (PCBA), becoming its premier sponsor with recognition at all association events, publications and meetings.
“We believe in the PCBA and its mission and we want to support this association, which has been so vital to our business growth over the past 34 years,” said Ford Heacock of Heacock Insurance.
“We see this as a great strategic partnership and a ‘win-win’ for both our organizations,” said Bill Branham, president of PCBA and owner of Branham Construction.
Heacock Insurance, based in Sebring, was appointed by the Florida Home Builders Association in 1976 to market its insurance programs in Polk County. As a result of that opportunity, Ford Heacock took an active role with the PCBA, moved to Lakeland and opened a one-man branch office nearby.
During his first 10 years in Lakeland, Heacock enjoyed an exclusive relationship with PCBA that helped establish and grow his business.
Founded in 1922, Heacock now employs 37 people at its branch in Lakeland and has an additional locatiion in Burns, Tenn. The company has also expanded its operations beyond traditional business insurance for contractors and now offers employee benefits, home/auto, financial planning and payroll processing services.