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Jeff Kincaid Insurance Group Merges with Debbie Whittemore Agency

Debbie Whittemore and Jeff Kincaid Insurance Group have merged into one location to create an insurance center with over 100 years of combined experience.
Jeff Kincaid started his insurance career in Hickory in 1990 and has obtained many prestigious Nationwide Insurance awards including multiple Champion awards.  His ability to adapt to the many changes in the industry as well as his vision as a business owner have allowed him to add locations in Morganton, Shelby, Forest City and Marion in addition to his corporate office in Hickory.  He prides himself on putting the customer first in all interactions and creating a happy healthy workplace for his employees.
Debbie Whittemore, a longtime resident of Marion, started working as a Nationwide agent in 1994.  In 1998 she became the successor of her father’s agency, the Jack Randolph Agency, which started in 1962. During her 22 years as a Nationwide agent, she has won multiple awards, including Champion and Auto Council awards.  Debbie is the mother of three children and a very active member of the First Baptist Church of Marion. She has served many years as chairman of the Youth Committee there, as well as a member of the Personnel/Finance committee. She also enjoys playing handbells in the Adult Handbell Choir. Debbie has always enjoyed helping her community. In the past she served on the Personnel/Finance committee for Hospice of McDowell County and currently helps by delivering meals to families in need.
“I am excited about the union with the Walt Bagwell Agency and Jeff Kincaid Insurance Group. This merger allows us to increase our staff to better serve our customers and at the same time introduce new and exciting companies to meet their needs.  I’ve known Jeff for many years professionally and find his customer service centered philosophy to be the perfect fit. Walt and I have known each other since elementary school as well as being the two local Nationwide agents,” said Whittemore. “I’m grateful to my customers through the years and look forward to providing an even better experience for them through this merger.”
Their newly remodeled office is located at 163 S Main Street in Downtown Marion.  This is the longtime location of the Walt Bagwell Agency. Earlier this year Jeff Kincaid Insurance Group merged with Walt Bagwell Agency and now welcome the Whittemore Agency.  The existing staff from all locations will remain the same.  In addition to Nationwide, the agency will also offer Travelers, Auto Owners, National General, Safeco and many more insurance companies.  The agency will offer a full line of insurance products, including auto, home, life, business and farm insurance.   Stay tuned for an announcement regarding a grand opening celebration.

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