Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Inc., one of the largest bank-owned agencies in the United States, announced today the opening of its new Birmingham office. This is Fisher Brown Bottrell’s first Alabama outpost.
Headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi and Pensacola, Florida respectively, the merger of Fisher Brown Insurance and Bottrell Insurance created the current firm in 2004. With long, respected histories—Fisher Brown was founded in 1911 and Bottrell was founded in 1936—the firm’s historical niche includes the hospitality, construction and health care industries. The agency also has significant expertise in commercial real estate, manufacturing, distribution and professional services.
“We primarily work with middle-market companies looking for concierge-level attention and risk management services,” said Parker Rains, Fisher Brown Bottrell senior vice president and head of the firm’s regional office based in Nashville. “And with so many middle-market businesses in Birmingham and the surrounding areas, we see Alabama as a significant opportunity for us.”
Trey Fry, business insurance consultant with Fisher Brown Bottrell, will lead the new office, serving middle market companies in Alabama and the northern Georgia region with customized solutions.
Prior to joining Fisher Brown Bottrell, Fry served as a risk consultant for Cobbs Allen, a full-service brokerage in Birmingham. He also spent three years as producer at the Birmingham office of McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of BB&T Insurance Holdings, Inc. In these roles, he focused on providing enterprise risk management services for energy and infrastructure construction clients, as well as insurance coverage and pricing advice for companies and private equity firms during mergers and acquisitions.
Previous experience also includes work with Architectural Granite and Marble in its Birmingham and Nashville locations. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Fry earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi.
“Trey’s knowledge of the local business atmosphere and his experience in the insurance industry will be tremendous assets as we grow our Birmingham office,” Rains said. “We’re confident that he will do a great job in expanding the firm’s Alabama footprint.”
About Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Inc.
Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Inc. provides comprehensive insurance solutions to a diverse business and personal clientele base throughout the Southeast. With a historical niche in hospitality, construction and health care, the agency also has significant expertise in commercial real estate, manufacturing, distribution, and professional services. Created by the merger of two innovative and long-respected agencies, Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance ranks as one of the largest bank owned agencies in the United States, with over 180 associates and offices in Tennessee, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Trustmark National Bank, a publicly traded financial services company with over 200 locations and over 3000 associates. Visit Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance online at www.fbbins.com.