Heacock Insurance Acquires Bayless Insurance of Sebring

Sebring, FL (October 10, 2017) — Heacock Insurance Group – with offices in Sebring, Downtown Lakeland, South Lakeland – is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bayless Insurance Agency, Inc, located in Sebring. All Bayless employees, including Agency President Eric Moore, will relocate to the Heacock Building in Sebring beginning in January. Bayless clients will continue being serviced by those employees under the Heacock Insurance Group name.

“We are excited to welcome Eric Moore and the Bayless Agency employees to our company,” said Heacock Insurance Group President Jason Heacock. “Bayless has been serving the Highlands County communities of Sebring, Avon Park, Lake Placid, Lake Wales and Clermont since 1965. They’re known for their service after the sale and that’s what sets them apart from other insurance companies. We intend to keep it that way.”

Heacock is an independent, full-service insurance agency providing personal and business insurance from dozens of leading insurance companies. Bayless is also a full-service insurance agency focusing on risk assessment and commercial lines insurance. Both Heacock and Bayless have access to numerous markets, providing a wide variety of options to handle almost any exposure.

While the two agencies have similar products, this acquisition will add Westfield Insurance to Heacock’s current list of markets. “Westfield is a leading provider of insurance products,” said Heacock. “By adding the A-rated Westfield to our sales portfolio, we’ll have a more competitive combination of coverage and price to offer our clients.”

Bayless employs seven individuals in their office who will be moving to Heacock’s Sebring location at 32313 Broadway Street, Suite 101. After the transition in January, all Bayless staff members will be available at Heacock by calling 863-385-5171.

“We are thrilled to join the Heacock Insurance family,” said Eric Moore, Heacock’s new Vice President of Commercial Sales Heacock’s Sebring office. “We will continue providing our clients with individually-tailored insurance solutions that fully address their needs, with service that exceeds their expectations.” In addition, Moore said he plans to continue sponsoring community events and non-profit organizations that promote health and wellness for people of all ages. “As an avid triathlete,” said Moore, “I’m driven to ‘go the distance’ and bring a partnership-approach attitude to our Sebring team and the clients we serve.”





About the Heacock Insurance Group

Heacock Insurance is a fifth-generation, family-owned agency serving Central Florida since 1922. Founded by Austin Heacock in Sebring, FL, Heacock Insurance was one of the first insurance agencies to be located along the ridge of Central Florida. Throughout the generations, Heacock has served their communities with the best insurance products and services offered. The Heacock Group has offices in Sebring, Downtown Lakeland and South Lakeland Florida. Call 863-385-5171 to speak with a licensed insurance agent and receive insurance quotes.