SouthPoint Risk Advisors, an independent insurance agency based in Nashville, has announced it acquired two Tennessee agencies at the end of 2017.
On Oct. 1, SouthPoint officially acquired Consolidated Insurance Services, located in Knoxville. CIS provides auto, home, business, liability, and life insurance protection for thousands of individuals and families throughout the Knoxville region.
Senior Partner, Dennis W. Koontz, CIC, has been in the insurance business since 1975 and opened Consolidated Insurance Services in January 1990. His daughter, Erin Koontz Copeland, joined the team in 2009 in an accounting role. After becoming part of the Southpoint Risk Advisors team, Dennis is now agency manager focusing on commercial and personal lines sales growth, while Erin oversees day to day tasks as office manager.
On Dec. 1, SouthPoint acquired Southern Insurance, located in McMinnville. Southern Insurance has been serving the McMinnville/Warren county area since 1986 when it began as a cluster of the Tom Bragg Insurance Agency and Burrows, Keathley, and Helton Insurance. The agency serves small, main street businesses, manufacturing, and municipal accounts, as well as personal lines and life insurance.
Senior Co-Partner Jay Bragg began in the insurance industry in 1977, working for his father. Senior Co-Partner Boyd Ramsey began in the insurance industry in 1998 and joined the Southern Insurance team in 2004.
With these two end of the year acquisitions, the SouthPoint team grows to 81 employees serving eight locations across Tennessee and Kentucky, including Nashville, Knoxville, Maryville, Clarksville, Russellville, Ashland City, and McMinnville.