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Agency Profile: The Purple Cows

For a decade, a controlled substance and drivers carrying less than $20 have secured year-over-year growth for Stratton Agency. “You can’t expect your producers to be successful if they’re offering the same products and pricing as every other agent,” says James Marek, CEO. “You have to find a way to be that ‘purple cow’ and stand out in a crowd.” Read More

Applied MobileInsured – Agency Apps Now Live

I am pleased to share that our first agency customers have launched their agency-branded mobile application via Applied MobileInsured, the industrys first mobile app that allows agencies to extend self-service to their customers, the insured. Extending their use of Applied CSR24, Hoffman Brown and Stratton Agency are among the early adopter agencies that have launched Applied MobileInsured on iOS and Android smartphone devices. Additionally, we have updated the sales demo account International Risk Advisors (available in US, Canada and UK). Read More…

2014 IIABA Best Practices PressRelease

San Carlos, CA, 09/10/2014 Stratton Agency has retained its status as part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big I) Best Practices Study Group. Read More…

Be a Workflow Whiz (Independent Agent Magazine, May2013)

Jim Hull wants agency owners to give up their books of business. The president of J.R. Hull Co., a Valencia, Calif.-based consultancy, says principals who relinquish their client lists to non-owner producers have more time to manage their agenciesand boost productivity by leaps and bounds. Read More…

ReadyLife: A Differentiator (Rough Notes Magazine – August2012)

Ryan Headley makes a point of discussing personal property with his high net-worth clients, in particular how to manage and mitigate losses. I advise them to document what they have and keep that information off site because if their house burns or is damaged extensively by some other catastrophe, the information is gone, he explains. Read More…

Applied Systems Epic at heart of California agency’s growth strategy (May2012)

University Park, Ill. May 10, 2012 Annual revenue per employee of $240,000 and climbing is a key performance indicator for the Stratton Agency, an independent insurance agency in San Carlos, Calif., that usesApplied Systems Epic agency management software. Read More…

“Success in Silicon” (American Agent & Broker, April2012)

For a time in the mid 90s, James Marek spent his days scrubbing cat urine out of carpets.It wasnt exactly glamorous work, but after a failed attempt at operating a chain of juice bars, it was a way to pay the bills. Insurance came to him purely by chance when a fellow carpet cleaner suggested he get his insurance license. Read More…

How Agency Technology Drives Profitable Growth (Insurance Journal, October2011)

Profitability and growth continue to be the drivers of independent insurance agency valuations, and leading agencies around the country are using new ways to produce profitable growth. Read More…

2011 IIABA Best Practices PressRelease

SAN CARLOS, CA SEPTEMBER 3, 2011 Stratton Agency Insurance is part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big I) Best Practices Study Group. Read More…