By June Mathews
As the owner of an independent insurance agency, Bill Stuman has a lot of things going for him. His administrative and sales staff is second-to-none. He’s got strong product lines in brands like Progressive, Travelers, Met Life, Safeco and others. And his office location – in a rapidly growing area of Trussville – daily places him in a prime spot for doing business.
But that’s not all.
“The people we serve at Deerfoot Insurance Agency are the best,” he said. “Our customers are naturally the lifeblood of our business, but on top of that, the renewals and referrals they give us are priceless. It’s what keeps our business strong and, in turn, enhances our ability to serve them.”
So it goes without saying that Stuman and the entire Deerfoot Insurance staff daily strive to keep their customers happy in terms of both service and coverage.
“We have a highly knowledgeable staff that works hard to find the best products at the best prices for whatever a customer’s needs are,” he said. “Whether it’s auto, home or business coverage they’re looking for, our customers know they can count on us to give them competitive quotes and to include all the discounts they qualify for.”
Multi-car discounts (when a customer insures multiple cars with the same company) and combined car/home insurance discounts are two of the discounts for which customers are often eligible.
The son of two Allstate agents, Stuman was no stranger to insurance when he went into business for himself right out of college. He started the agency in Center Point in 2001 and moved to Trussville in 2003.
Deerfoot Insurance is an independent agency, meaning it’s not exclusively associated with any one national firm. Product offerings include personal lines, as well as commercial lines for families, individuals and businesses. And, said Stuman, he can help customers with coverage customers wouldn’t normally think of needing. Like wedding insurance, for instance.
“If you’re hosting a big reception, it’s always a good idea to have liability coverage in case somebody gets hurt,” said Stuman. “Or you might want to have coverage in case of a postponement due to unavoidable circumstances, like the sudden military deployment of the bride or groom, for example.
Weddings these days are often significant investments, and should unforeseen circumstances occur, losing rental fees, catering costs and other such expenses would be a big deal.”
But, he cautioned, “Just having cold feet and backing out doesn’t count.”
Customers might also need coverage for uncommon items of value, and Deerfoot Insurance can help in those instances, too. What’s the most unusual item Stuman has ever insured?
“It would have to be an Army tank,” he recalled. “A collector bought one to restore, and he needed to insure it, so we were able to help him out.”
Deerfoot Insurance Agency is located at 8170 Gadsden Highway, Suite 108, northeast of downtown Trussville. For more information on coverage plans or to request a quote, visit Deerfoot Insurance online at www.deerfootins.com or call (205) 655-1020.
Hours are Monday through Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“Let us know how we can help,” said Stuman. “We look forward to assisting you with all your insurance needs.”