Starting today, you might notice our delightful receptionist, June, answering the phone as JJ Wade & Associates. There has been no ownership change. Jay is still at the helm and has no plans not to be. But, in light of our growth and 20-year anniversary next year, we wanted a name that would reflect the past as wel as the future.
In 1992, Jay had no idea what his “small town agency” would be capable of accomplishing in a relative short period of time. By, 2002 the agency was already a VIP/President’s Circle agency for multiple insurance companies and Jay’s name in the community was well respected as honest and knowledgable without the stuffiness.
In 2005, Jim Roberts, Jr. (Jay’s first cousin) joined the team. Jim came from one of the oldest family-owned insurance firms in NC and brought 20 years of specialized knowledge with him. In, 2007, Jay’s son-in-law, H. Garrett Droege, joined as well. Garrett’s background in technology allowed the agency to enter new niches and form new alliances.
Today, Jay serves as president and Jim and Garrett were appointed as officers of the corporation earlier this year. Truly, a “family” organization, JJ Wade & Associates looks to continue on its path of success, integrity, and customer-first attitude that has helped us reach this milestone. Thank you for being a part of our journey and we truly are honored that you trust us to protect your most valuable assets. Here’s to the next 20 years!