THE CRICHTON GROUP
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Agency head: Bob Jackson, president
Years in business: 36
Growth in last 12 months: 15%
Major clients/industries served: Construction, fuel and convenience, non-profits, real estate, transportation
Awards and accolades: Multi-year winner, IIABA Best Practice Agency; 2015 finalist, Nashville Business Journal Best In Business Awards; 2015 Corporate Team of the Year, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Crichton Group is the largest privately owned insurance agency in middle Tennessee. The company has seen strong, profitable growth year after year and has a current growth rate of 15%. It’s been recognized by peers, industry organizations and clients as one of the best agencies in the business. The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers recently named Crichton Group CEO Jimmy Ward as a member of its board, and the agency has earned the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America’s Best Practice Agency designation 14 years running. The company also gives back to its community, supporting the Fannie Battle Day Home for Children and the Cumberland Heights Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers. It also sponsors the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Walk for a Cure event.