Agent Spotlight: Brian Stephens Insurance
Brian Stephens Insurance Agency
When I walk into the office, a cloud of peppermint hits me in the face, followed by three huge smiles. Besides the kind hearted people, it’s one of my favorite things about Brian Stephens Insurance Agency. The neutral hues with the addition of the bright red wall in Brian’s office also makes me feel so at home. These kind hearted people are the ones you want to surround yourself with. If we all didn’t have a full schedule, I would make it a priority to stop in and say hi every day. They might get annoyed with me. Although I could drop off breakfast, I hear Brian drinks a Mt. Dew and eats a snickers candy bar every morning…got to start the day off right, the more sugar, the better!
Tell me about yourself: I have been married for thirty-one years, to my lovely wife Doreen. We were high school sweethearts, we met at North Knox. We have twin sons, Jeremy who is dating, Emily, and Josh who is married to Tiffany. We also have a daughter, Bailey, who is married to our son-in-law, Casey. They are all the best thing that has happened to me. I love them to death.
Are you a reader: I have actually been trying to read the same book for the past seven years. I love to read, but I fall asleep. One or two pages into it, I’m out! Actually, I just told my wife I am going to start listening to podcasts. Every time I am out driving, it would be so easy just told turn a podcast on and listen to it.
What am I listening to: Well, I like about everything, I like the Eagles. Old Crow, REO, and CCR. Even Frank Sinatra, actually, every Friday my boys will send a snap chat to me with Frank playing in the background and they say “Friday’s with Frank.” It never fails, I will get one at some point in time throughout the day.
Best food in town: I love Bobes pizza, that is definitely a favorite here. Vincennes has a lot of good food, but honestly, my wife’s cooking is the best in town. She makes the best homemade salsa.
Favorite thing about Knox County/Vincennes: I like the people. I have worked in large cities before, including Chicago, and Atlanta. Those are neat places to visit, but I wouldn’t trade the people here in Knox County for anything.
Tell me about your team: I have three very qualified people, Erica, Sandy, and Britni. They are not only qualified, they are knowledgeable, and most importantly, they are sincere about what they are doing. People come in just to talk to them. They really do care for the customers, they aren’t just trying to sell something. They always have the best interest for the customer. That is one of the many things I love about my team. I can’t say enough good things about these ladies. The past year and a half they were extremely supportive as I have been out of the office to be with my wife. It was a tough year and a half as we fought for Doreen’s health. I didn’t worry about the office one time, I knew they had everything under control.
Why Insurance? What interested you in the field: I’ve done a little bit of everything. I’ve gone from managing, to owning a business, to opening up Brian Stephens Insurance Agency. I really enjoy the insurance field. I have been the Washington Township Trustee since 2000. My dad was actually the Washington Township Trustee too. Insurance to me is my way of expanding that to help all of the people in Knox County.
Tell me about your newest opportunity in Kentucky: We were offered the opportunity to open up an office in Kentucky to represent Erie. Erie is new in the state of Kentucky. We saw this as a great opportunity. People are not as aware of Erie in Kentucky because it is so new, which has been one of the challenging parts. But Erie is so competitive, and they are an A+ rated company, which makes it much easier to open up an agency.
What is something you want people to know about you: I love our four legged children, Miss Pearl, Haus, and Otis. We named him Otis off the Andy Griffith Show. They are part of the family.
Brian Stephens Insurance Agency is located right on Hart Street. He bought the land on May 26th, 2010, and moved into his new office in August! Things moved quickly, Brian got to work, and he has been busy ever since! Brian and his team work for you, in helping you to find the best insurance coverages for your Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Life Insurance, Business Insurance, Boat Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, ATV Insurance, Golf Cart Insurance and more.