Dustin Thome, THE BUCKNER COMPANY

Dustin Thome, THE BUCKNER COMPANY

Executive vice president
THE BUCKNER COMPANY

Dustin Thome entered the insurance industry in 2002 after graduating with a BA in communication. Specializing in habitational and commercial property, including apartments, associations, retail centers and warehouses, Thome tries to treat every customer like family.

“I seek to provide response time and the best customer service possible while implementing policies to reduce as many liability exposures as possible and looking for the most cost-effective approach,” he says. “It’s all about honesty and integrity and never burning a bridge. I am never trying to sell anything – just trying to advise and provide the customer with the most information possible so they can make an educated decision.”

A three-time IBA Top Producer, Thome says his approach to growth in 2019 was the same as in years past. “We have stayed consistent compared to trying to grow,” he says. “This includes quick response times to customers’ needs, as well as actively shopping the market with the best insurance carriers for those needs, given the changing insurance climate and carriers’ appetites.”