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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 80+ years of combined experience between them. Jimmy Ford joined the agency in 2002 and takes care of the Commercial lines and Aviation. 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 and handles the personal lines including Homeowners, Auto, Umbrella, Watercraft and Motorcycles..


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.

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