Byars|Wright named 2016 Best Companies to Work for in Alabama
AUGUST 2016 - JASPER - Byars|Wright Insurance was recently named as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama. This seventh annual program was created by Business Alabama and Best Companies Group.
This program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Alabama, benefiting the county's economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 16 companies in both large and small to medium size catagories. Byars|Wright has been named one of this year’s Best Companies to Work for in Alabama in the small to medium size companies category.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Companies to Work for in Alabama. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Alabama, analyzed the data and determined the final rankings.
The actual rankings were published in a special August 2016 issue of Business Alabama, http://www.businessalabama.com/BEST_CO_2016.pdf.
Byars|Wright Insurance receives statewide recognition
Andy Byars (center), Vice President of Byars|Wright accepts this recognition from Sandra McCullough, Auto-Owners Regional Vice President and Jeff Harrold, Chairman and CEO of Auto-Owners.
JUNE 2016 - JASPER - Auto-Owners Insurance is pleased to announce Byars|Wright Insurance of Jasper, AL has been named one of the TOP 10 growth agencies for Auto-Owners in the State of Alabama for 2015. The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Montgomery, and at a reception with all regional associates, where they and other recipients were presented with a plaque commemorating their accomplishment. Byars|Wright Insurance has represented Auto-Owners since 1956.
Jeff Harrold, Chairman and CEO of Auto-Owners, thanked the agency for its support and its business, stating, “Their growth and support only help to make the entire community stronger and more secure. We are grateful they choose to do business with us.”
“We are proud to have represented Auto-Owners Insurance Company since 1956,” said Haig Wright, President of Byars|Wright. “Auto-Owners is one of the strongest companies in our industry, providing the best in personal service. Auto-Owners are truly the No Problem People when it comes to claims and their overall service.”
Byars|Wright Insurance is a family-owned, independent insurance agency that has developed into a major provider of commercial and personal insurance products. Since 1946, the company has made several acquisitions that expanded its scope of business into the mining industry, church and non-profit industry, healthcare, grocery, restaurants, construction, manufacturing and financial institution markets. Byars|Wright has offices in Jasper and Gardendale.
Celebrating 100 years in business, Auto-Owners Insurance was founded in 1916 and has served Alabama since 1956. Auto-Owners Insurance is a Fortune 500 company and is the 17th largest property/casualty insurance company in the nation, based on written premium. Auto-Owners Insurance is one of 12 insurance companies in the United States to receive the highest rating possible, A++ Superior, by A.M. Best, which is a nationally recognized rating agency for insurance companies.
Auto-Owners is represented by more than 41,000 licensed agents in its 26 operating states. The company, which provides auto, home, business and life insurance to more than 4 million policyholders, is headquartered in Lansing, Michigan.