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Ellen Jacobs: Honesty and Integrity Matter at Country Financial

Ellen Jacobs: Honesty and Integrity Matter at Country Financial

Being in the “First Responders” issue is important to insurance agent Ellen Jacobs because her family knows firsthand the challenges first responders face. Her husband Greg has been a Fire Captain for 16 years with the City of Savannah Fire Department.

Greg is the most recent “Fire Officer of the Year” award recipient, an award which is especially meaningful because he was nominated by fellow fire officers. Ellen and Greg have two active sons, Jonah, age 13, and Lucas, who is seven years old.

Ellen enjoys working with everyone in the community but says “I particularly identify with the spouses and families of other first responders, especially fire fighters. There is a level of trust between us because we share the same concerns and I know the realities of their schedules and work life.”

Because first responder schedules aren’t typically 9 to 5 Ellen says she is “always available to meet with you when it works for you, at my office, at your home, wherever is best for you. “

Ellen was drawn to insurance after learning about Country Financial and says “Country Financial is a company I feel good about working with because their values of honesty and integrity align with my values. Here I can be the kind of insurance agent I would want to do business with, with complete transparency and total customer service.”

There are many opportunities to go online and get a quote, but with a local insurance agent you can stop by and actually talk to a real person, which is really priceless in this day and age.

The Jacobs are active in the community through charitable outreach with Savannah Fire Local 574 and local events such as charity golf tournaments, 5K runs, and school supply drives. Ellen says she enjoys it because “I love talking to people. I make a point of getting to know the people in our community. I am not a salesperson at all, I don’t talk insurance at you! What I want to know is ‘how’s your family? how’s your new baby? did you get the car you wanted?’ I want to know you and I want you to know me. That’s the kind of insurance agent I am.”

For fun, the Jacobs love to get outside on their property in Pembroke where they built their forever home. Their land includes lots of trails where they ride four wheelers and take nature walks, and they relax with family time around the fire pit. Future plans include adding chickens, goats and possibly an alpaca to make their home a family farm. 

“As the spouse of a fire fighter, I have seen up close what can happen in life. As an insurance agent I am here to help you protect your car, home, business and more with Country Financial insurance.”

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