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Why Purmort & Martin Insurance Agency?

Purmort & Martin Insurance Agency, one of the area’s oldest and largest locally owned insurance agencies has consistently been recognized by the Sarasota Herald Tribune Readers Poll as the area’s “BEST INSURANCE AGENCY”. Additionally, in 1993, we became the first two-time winner of the “Insignia Award” presented by the Better Business Council of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce for superior customer service.

Located in our attractive office building at 2301 Ringling Boulevard, we represent an insurance tradition spanning five generations. Our office building is considered by many as one of the most efficiently designed insurance offices in the Southeast, with the emphasis on service to the insured.

Independent agencies have historically been locally owned and operated businesses whose owners are active in the community, available and ready to help. Modern times have seen a reduction in the number of independent agencies and their personal service, and an increase in the “chain store” volume sales approach, as more and more regional firms invade the communities. Purmort & Martin maintains the traditional approach as one of the area’s largest locally owned insurance agencies. We believe you do not have to sacrifice competitive prices to give quality local service.

Our office force of more than 30 full time experienced insurance people is divided into the following specialized departments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Life, Marketing and Accounting.

We have six full time property & casualty agents. In addition to these qualified individuals, most of the customer account managers who handle the insurance accounts daily also have their property and casualty insurance licenses. Thus, they also have full binding authority for most insurance purposes.

Purmort & Martin Insurance Agency, is an integral part of the Sarasota community. We are proud to count many of the area’s leading local businesses and individuals among our valued customers.

In 2004 three of our experienced insurance agents joined Rick Martin as owners: Matt Stepulla, Russ Bobbitt and Jamie Purmort. In 2008 they purchased Mr. Martins shares

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“We don’t answer to shareholders, we answer to our Sarasota friends and neighbors.”
Russ Bobbitt (partner)

Our mission is to provide independent business owners and individuals with professional advice on insurance products which meet their special needs.

Our goal is to build long term relationships with our clients based on mutual understanding, integrity, and trust.

To earn our clients’ business, we will provide fast, accurate responses to their requests, with the same high level of personal service we would expect if we were the client.

Purmort & Martin Insurance Agency, LLC has been a part of the community since 1957. Our mission is to satisfy our customers with quality products and exceptional service. We are staffed with professional and trained employees who can help with a claim or a problem.

As an independent agency, we represent several competitive and financially stable insurance companies. Our philosophy is to provide the best value in insurance coverage. We achieve this by carefully selecting only those companies that will provide our customers with the best coverage for their premium dollar.

Quality coverage and personal service are the hallmarks of our agency. We do not take our customers business for granted; on the contrary, we strive to earn it every day

Business Insurance

Business Insurance

Coverage for direct loss or damage from covered causes of loss to buildings and structures under construction.

Workers Compensation

Worker's Compensation

Not having proper coverage against these expenses means you could be taking a big financial risk.

Homeowners Insurance

Homeowners Insurance

We provide coverage for most types of homes. We also can coordinate your entire insurance program to include your auto, business, and other property.

Automobile Insurance

Automoble Insurance

We provide coverage for most types of vehicles. We also can coordinate your entire insurance program to include your home, business, and other property.

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