About Us

Foster Insurance Agency, Inc., a proud member of the Insurors of Tennessee, is an independent agency representing many financially sound insurance companies, allowing us to place your coverage with top-rated companies. Offering commercial and personal insurance products, we have been serving the Columbia, Tennessee and surrounding Middle Tennessee area since 1950.

Our History
Foster Insurance Agency was incorporated in the 50s by Mr. Joe Foster in downtown Columbia, Tennessee and in spite of hard markets, Foster Insurance continued to grow. In 1993, Mr. Foster began to consider the perpetuation of the agency and his retirement.

With sixteen (16) years of insurance experience at the time, Michael A. Ford was brought into the agency in September 1993 to begin the perpetuation process. Mike’s first undertaking was to attend the TAPP (The Association Perpetuation Plan) program sponsored by Westfield Insurance. Graduating from this program in November of 1993, Mike returned to begin his responsibilities of running the agency. Mike was elected President of Foster Insurance Agency, Inc. in 1996. He is an active member of the Insurors of Tennessee and has served on its Board of Directors representing Region II.

Foster Insurance Agency, Inc. currently has five (5) full time employees with over 100 years of combined experience between them.  Eddie Allred came to Foster Insurance in 1999, as producer and in-house computer tech. Eddie has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry. Jimmy Ford joined the agency in 2002 and heads personal lines, aviation and outdoor motor sports, which includes  motorcycle, boats, ATV and UTV. Nikki Oliver joined our agency in September 2015 as office manager and as commercial CSR/Agent. In April 2017 Shelby Pruitt joined our agency as a personal lines CSR/Agent.

The goal at Foster Insurance is now and has always been to provide appropriate coverage at a competitive price. We will continue to strive to provide prompt, courteous service to our policyholders.