About Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Business Insurance, Life & Health Insurance, and More in Marion, Glade Spring, Chilhowie, Wytheville, Bristol, Abingdon, VA, and Surrounding Areas throughout Southwest Virginia

Slemp Brant Saunders Insurance Agency

Slemp Brant Saunders Insurance Agency provides affordable home insurance, auto insurance, health insurance, life insurance, and business insurance protection to clients in Southwest Virginia and the surrounding areas. We know how important reliable coverage is, and that is why our agents are here to help guide you through the steps to get the right coverage for your needs.

Our team understand the needs of our clients, and at Slemp Brant Saunders Insurance Agency, you will work one-on-one with caring, knowledgeable advisers who will find you the appropriate protection. We offer a range of insurance options from various providers to suit your needs.

For coverage you can trust and rely on, come to an agency that has your best interests in mind. Contact us today.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. Slemp Brant Saunders Insurance Agency represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies. Therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

Meet Our Abingdon Staff

Meet our dedicated team in Abingdon! From experienced advisors to friendly support staff, we’re here to provide top-notch service for all your insurance needs. Whether you’re a current policyholder or a potential client, discover the faces behind our commitment to protecting what matters most to you.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn’t purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make, and one model. You wouldn’t have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family’s financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, you wouldn’t have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, because it’s up to you to make the final choice. Contact one of our agents today at Slemp Brant Saunders Insurance Agency.

Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business. Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.
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Dennis L. Jennings

President, Commercial and Personal Lines Agent

Born and raised in Smyth County Dennis’ roots run deep with the folks of Southwest Virginia. After college Dennis returned home and began a lifelong career in the insurance industry. First as an agency owner of Dennis Jennings Insurance Agency, representing Nationwide Insurance. Dennis joined Slemp Brant Saunders Agency in 2008 as a Commercial and Personal Lines producer. Dennis, his wife Oanya and family reside in Marion. They enjoy camping, hiking, bowling and all the wonderful outdoor activities Southwest Virginia has to offer. Dennis is also an active member in the Rotary Club of Marion, Chairman of Cub Scouts Pack 93 and Boy Scouts Troop 93.

Ben H. Reedy

Vice President, VFIS, Farm, and Commercial Producer, AFIS

Ben a lifelong resident of Smyth County began his insurance career in 1989 as an agent for a local insurance company. In 1994 began working as an agent with Slemp Brant & Associates. Received Agribusiness Farm Insurance Specialist designation in 2007. Ben his wife Pam and family reside in Marion and enjoy spending time outdoors, RVing, and Virginia Tech athletics. Recently appointed to Virginia Fire Services Board by Governor Northam.

Kim Daugherty

Personal Lines Insurance and Customer and Claims Service Specialist, Licensed Agent

Kim Daugherty is the cornerstone of our agency. Joining the team at Slemp Brant Insurance Agency in 2015, Kim brought with her decades worth of insurance industry experience and an unwavering commitment to excellence. With a wealth of experience spanning various insurance products and policies, Kim has earned a reputation for herself thorough understanding of client needs and her ability to provide tailored solutions that offer comprehensive coverage and peace of mind. Her dedication to staying informed about industry trends and regulations ensures that she is always equipped to provide the best possible advice and support to her clients.

Beyond her professional achievements, Kim is an avid college basketball fan, finding joy in cheering on Duke during the season. She also cherishes spending quality time with her fiancé, whether it's exploring new places together or simply enjoying each other's company at home.

Kim’s dedication and expertise make her an integral part of our team, and we are proud to have her as our longest-serving insurance agent. Her integrity, professionalism, and genuine care for her clients have earned her the trust and respect of all who have had the pleasure of working with her.

Brittany Kell

Personal Lines Insurance, Customer and Claims Service Representative, Licensed Agent

Brittany Kell is a dedicated Licensed Insurance Agent with a wealth of experience and expertise in the insurance industry. Since joining Slemp Brant Saunders Insurance Agency in 2015, Brittany has consistently demonstrated her commitment to excellence, combining impeccable attention to detail, organizational skills, and a deep understanding of the complexities of insurance. With her extensive knowledge and proactive approach, Brittany has become a valuable resource for both clients and colleagues alike, navigating them through the ever-changing landscape of insurance with clarity and confidence.

Beyond her professional achievements, Brittany finds fulfillment in her role as a wife and mother. Residing in Marion with her husband and two sons, she brings the same level of dedication and care to her family life as she does to her work.

Brittany's passion for providing top-notch service and her unwavering commitment to her clients make her an indispensable asset to Slemp Brant Saunders Insurance Agency and a trusted partner for all insurance needs.

Terri Teaster

Staff Accountant and Licensed Agent

Terri Teaster is a staff accountant with a strong background in financial accounting and analysis. She joined Slemp Brant Insurance Agency in 2016 as a part-time file clerk and then spent several years as an insurance agent before moving into an accounting role. She also serves on the boards for both SWVA Insurance Services, LTD. and industry partner NetVU. Terri graduated from Old Dominion University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting & finance and is currently enrolled in Harvard Business School for a certification in accounting.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Terri is a devoted mother of two and finds balance in her life on a small farm. She embraces the joys of country living, tending to her garden and enjoying the tranquility of rural life.

Her commitment to ongoing learning and professional development underscores her passion for excellence in all that she does.

Gene Crowder

VP, Strategic Initiatives

Tina Clark

Office Manager, Personal Lines Agent

Julia Prater

Client Accounts Manager, Commercial & Personal Lines Agent

Mickey Tyler

Personal & Commercial Lines Agent & Bonds

Amber Akers

Licensed Agent

Amber Akers is a dedicated Licensed Insurance Agent with a passion for helping others and a commitment to delivering exceptional service. Joining Slemp Brant Saunders in 2018, Amber has been an invaluable member of the customer service team, consistently exceeding expectations and delighting customers with her friendly demeanor and proactive approach. Her ability to empathize with customers and provide tailored solutions has earned her praise and recognition from both clients and colleagues.

Outside of her professional role, Amber enjoys spending quality time with her family, especially through camping trips where they can bond amidst nature. She believes in the importance of cherishing these moments and creating lasting memories with her loved ones.

Amber’s dedication to excellence and her genuine passion for customer satisfaction make her a trusted representative of Slemp Brant Insurance Agency and a valuable asset to the team.

Andy Blevins

Life and Health Specialist

Andy is a lifelong resident of Smyth County. He is a graduate of Marion Senior high school and King College. Andy is a licensed agent and specializes is Life, Health, Medicare and retirement products. He and his wife Kelly reside in Marion with their 2 daughters. Andy is past Chairman of Smyth county community hospital and past president of United way of Smyth County. He enjoys traveling with his family and being involved in his family’s vending business.

Madelyn Hill

Receptionist and Licensed Agent

Madelyn Hill is the face of our agency, serving as front desk receptionist and a licensed insurance agent. Joining the team at Slemp Brant Insurance Agency in 2022, Madelyn has quickly become known for her friendly demeanor and unwavering dedication to providing exceptional service to every customer.

With a background in finance and customer care, Madelyn understands the importance of creating positive experiences for clients. Her upbeat attitude and empathetic approach make her a trusted advocate for customers, whether they're seeking assistance or simply looking for a friendly voice on the other end of the line. Madelyn thrives in fast-paced environments, where she can leverage her strong communication skills to address inquiries and resolve issues efficiently. She takes pride in going above and beyond to ensure that each customer interaction leaves a lasting impression of satisfaction and goodwill.

Outside of work, Madelyn enjoys expressing her creativity through painting and immersing herself in a good book. Whether she's wielding a paintbrush or diving into a new series, Madelyn finds solace and inspiration in these artistic pursuits.

Madelyn's genuine warmth and dedication to customer satisfaction make us proud to have her as part of our Slemp Brant team.

Please contact us with questions and to set-up an appointment for a free insurance quote or give us a call today.