About Tim Shaw Insurance
Founded by Tim Shaw in 1974, the Tim Shaw Insurance Group started as a sole proprietorship in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida.
We were incorporated in April of 1981. As our independent agency grew, we made the decision to expand our service area to include Collier County, and we opened a branch in Naples in 1981. We have the highest rating (A+) by the Better Business Bureau with zero complaints.
Our company experienced significant growth in Personal and Commercial insurance based on our business philosophy of putting clients first! 24 hours per day.
Our Company Mission.
"Our mission," Tim states, "is to provide insurance services that not only fulfill the needs of our clients but in addition, provide education about those products as well.
National advertising has moved from education about how important it is to get a good company and good coverage to all about price. Itís easy for an agent to win on price, all they have to do is take away valuable coverage that most untrained eyes will never know is gone until after they have a claim.
"Insurance is not a commodity like an automobile or tomatoes for that matter." Tim stresses, itís more like getting a pre-nuptial agreement where you plan for something you hope never happens, but if it does, you want the best contract in place. As in anything else of value, pay little, get little!
"I know it is an intangible, you can't see it, touch it or smell it. You are paying for a promise. Well that is where most people get into trouble. People believe they can buy the same promises for much less cost and that just simply isnít true. Most people didn't buy the cheapest house or car they looked at. Insurance is too complicated to base your decision on price alone because making a mistake on your insurance could cost you every single dollar you have ever saved!"
Getting it right before the loss is so important, you don't get a second chance after the hurricane wind and water damages your property.
That's why it's important to work with an agent who has higher standards for their clients. Those who have advanced their education in their insurance field, those who have attained higher degrees such as a CPCU or the coveted CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor). Less than 8% of all insurance agents nationwide have this certification and Tim earned his in 1984. It also requires annual continuing education to maintain. In 1996, while serving as State President of the PIA (Professional Insurance Agent's Association), Tim Shaw decided expand his commercial lines division because of the unprecedented construction growth in Florida. In 1996 Tim purchased an agency in Naples and employed the principle (Ron Diani, CPCU) as a full time commercial lines producer. Additionally, we created a financial services department in January 1996 to provide employee benefits including group health insurance and individual life and annuity products. Click here for more information about our life or annuity savings products. Florida commercial insurance agents representing our partners are located in both Fort Myers and Naples. Please call for directions to our partners Naples office.
Company Locations and Facilities:
Company headquarters are located at 4091 Colonial Blvd, # 100, Fort Myers, FL 33966. This building is located in the heart of the city's business and social district. This is one of the only two east/west corridors that link the cities of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Lehigh Acres in Lee County.
Our Naples location (now closed for personal lines) was located at 331 Airport-Pulling Road, Naples, FL 34104. This location was closed and all our personal lines staff were all moved to our Fort Myers, headquarters since most personal insurance transactions are now digital, via internet and phone. We have maintained the Naples phone number 239-643-5502 for the convenience of our Collier County Insurance clients both personal and commercial.
Call 939-1010 when you need insurance in Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Estero, Marco Island, Sanibel Island, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Venice, Sarasota.