Experienced small business owner, Licensed General Contractor, Insurance Agent and Real Estate Broker with an extensive background in the home building and insurance industries. A strong business advocate willing to take an active leadership role, who passionately believes in volunteerism and community involvement.
3+ Years Agency Owner
Managed Daily Activities including Payroll, Accounts Receivable and Payable.
Increased Book Value 41% in 37 months.
Certified Commercial Agent
New Business Development
Owner/General Contractor January 1998 to December 2012Homes by Baker Builders － Wake Forest, NC
Built a successful home construction company, managed all subcontractor relationships in diverse fields from designs to permitting to construction completion.
The company sold over 160 homes in a 14 year period and a multi-year Parade of Homes Award winner.
Managed all financial aspects of the sole proprietorship, including negotiating customer contracts, partnering with financial institutions to establish finance agreements, employee payroll and vendor accounts payable.
Built an excellent reputation in Wake, Franklin, and Granville counties for integrity and quality with over $3 million in sales in 2007.
Developed marketing strategies to gain and maintain a competitive edge in the new home building industry, while maintaining quality control and profitability.
Worked directly with architects and engineers to produce cost effective, yet appealing floor plans to meet customer desires, needs and wishes.
Agency Owner January 2012 to CurrentBaker Insurance Services Inc － Raleigh, NC
Perform daily activities of any business including payroll, Account Payable and Receivable, New business development all while servicing existing customers.
Increased book value over 40% in 37 months.
Assist customers with managing their everyday risks.
Honor Ring 2015.
Certified Commercial Agent January 1998 to January 2012Homes by Baker Builders Inc － Wake Forest, NC
Insurance Adjuster January 1990 to January 1997N. C. Farm Bureau and Nationwide Insurance Companies
Investigated Liability Claims in multi -line coverages including, but not limited to: Workers Compensation, General Liability, Business Auto, Personal Auto and Homeowner policies.
Past member of Raleigh Claims Association.
Quickly gained the confidence of superiors to increase coverage territory to Northern Wake County and surrounding areas including Franklin, Durham and Granville Counties.
Emergency catastrophic adjuster handling claims in disaster hit areas-Hurricanes Fran, Floyd, Opel among other natural disasters.
Conducted all types.
automobile strutoral and perperty damage claims, evaluated damages and assisted clients in submitting claims.
New adjuster instruction, Branch training coordinator-Prepared materials, presented slides and mentored new adjusters as they acclimated to the insurance industry.
B. S : Business AdministrationAtlantic Christian College － NCBusiness Administration
Federal Flood CertificationNC Farm Bureau Tech － Nashville, MS TN
President, Vance-Granville Home Builders Association, 2009-2010 Vice President, Vance Granville Home Builders Association, 2007-2008 ACTIVITIES Hurricane relief-Annual missions to hurricane effected regions to help rebuild devastated communities in Mississippi and Texas Elder in Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, leadership positions on multiple boards and committees, including: Facilities Elder, Associate Pastor Nominating Committee and Devotional Partner Wake Forest Titan Football Coach, Dixie League Tee-Ball and Coach Pitch Baseball Coach, Coach North Wake Baseball Association.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS Securities Licensed-Series 6 and Series 63-2014 Insurance License-Property, Casualty, Life, Health-2012 NC Licensed General Contractor-1997 NC Real Estate Broker 1994 President, Vance-Granville Home Builders Association, 2009-2010 Vice President, Vance Granville Home Builders Association, 2007-2008 ACTIVITIES Hurricane relief-Annual missions to hurricane effected regions to help rebuild devastated communities in Mississippi and Texas Elder in Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, leadership positions on multiple boards and committees, including: Facilities Elder, Associate Pastor Nominating Committee and Devotional Partner Wake Forest Titan Football Coach, Dixie League Tee-Ball and Coach Pitch Baseball Coach, Coach North Wake Baseball Association.
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Companies Worked For:
Homes by Baker Builders
Baker Insurance Services Inc
Homes by Baker Builders Inc
N. C. Farm Bureau and Nationwide Insurance Companies
Atlantic Christian College
NC Farm Bureau Tech
Job Titles Held:
Certified Commercial Agent
B. S : Business Administration Federal Flood Certification
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