David Barnette Insurance is an independent insurance agency located in Jacksonville Beach, Florida . We proudly service Northeast Florida with a primary focus on the counties of Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, and Clay as well as Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine, and Ferandina Beach.
As an independent agency, we represent multiple insurance companies. We are able to compare coverage and prices in order to offer you the greatest value for your needs. In addition, we combine our experience with cutting edge products to provide exceptional service to all of our policyholders. We value the opportunity to discuss all of your insurance needs with you. Call us today and allow us to demonstrate our dedication to prompt, friendly service and superior customer care.
From David Barnette
I've worked in the insurance business for almost 30 years. I spent 12 years learning about the industry and the business by working for my father, who was a State Farm agent at the beach. When he retired, I went to work as an agent for Florida Farm Bureau. My ten years with them opened my eyes even more to the insurance industry. I learned about brokering insurance. As a captive agent, my hands were tied. I had limited products to offer my clients. I wanted so much to take care of all of my clients' insurance needs and felt awful when I had to tell them I couldn't. In October of 2005 I decided to retire from Florida Farm Bureau and open up my own independent agency at the beach. I wanted to be able to help my clients as much as I possibly could. I wanted to be able to say YES.
I was born David Barnette outside of London, England. Growing up, I moved with my family around the world, following Dad's military career. By 1963, we had arrived in Jacksonville and began to establish roots. Four years later, we permanently settled at the beaches. In love with the coastal region, I bought my own Ponte Vedra home in 1983. I married my beautiful wife Kim and have one son who has left the nest. We adopted two new cats. Oddly enough they're all so much alike. The three of them love to just lie around and do nothing!