Jim Armstrong started his insurance career as a surety underwriter trainee in the early 1970s at the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company, and he hasn’t looked back since. Nearly 40 years ago, he joined Dan Bottrell Agency; today, at Fisher Brown Bottrell, he continues to specialize in surety, with a particular focus on providing surety bonds and insurance for contractors and related industries. Having worked in Tennessee, Ohio and his home state of Mississippi, Armstrong has had the privilege of experiencing various markets throughout the years, building on his four decades of success.
“I don’t have a particular strategy for growing my book, but having been in this business for almost 40 years, I rely on my reputation, knowledge of the industry, my integrity and positive referrals from satisfied customers,” he says. “The most rewarding aspect of this business is the lasting friendships I have made with industry people and loyal customers.”