May 2020
The Official Skinny From Truitt World HQ
I hope this finds everyone healthy and back at doing what you do, at least to some degree. Talk about life giving you lemons? 2020 looks like it brought the whole grove. We absolutely wish you the best as we all continue to navigate a crazy situation.
If we currently work with you, we are sincerely grateful for your business. If we don't work with you yet, we would love an opportunity.
Tony Truitt, President
Congrats To:
Del Romero on becoming the new Office Manager at Taylor Burton Construction. Del did a great job working with Progress Bank and has a really bright future in front of him.
Robert Jolly of Retail Specialists on contributing the April 2020 Birmingham Market Report for Southeast Real Estate Business Magazine.
Ron Holt and Two Maids & A Mop on being recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine in their Franchise 500 listing.
Bryan Holt of Southpace Properties on generating the big sale of the former Trinity Hosptial campus. Great news for everyone involved.
Long-time friend Chad Stracener on the big news he has been named President of Tractor & Equipment Company. We are proud for him on this great accomplishment.
Our buddy Fuller McClendon on moving to Huntsville for his new position as Vice President of Triad Properties.
Burr & Forman's Derek Meek on his invitation to join and upcoming induction as a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy.
Vulcan Material's Jerry Perkins on being promoted to Senior Vice President of their Southwest and Southern/Gulf Coast divisions.
When You Need Home & Auto Insurance
Email Brandon or Debbie For A Quote.
Getting the Word Out
In one of our shrewd marketing moves, we put up a new billboard just when everyone stopped driving during the Coronavirus shutdown. Smart.
Check out the new swag we got in recently. Let us know if you want some of it. Remember, there is probably nothing cooler than showing off what insurance agent you like.
We do not have a lot to show you due to the lock-down so here is a photo of our Matt Denton out running in the woods. Enjoy.
Coronavirus 2020! You can tell we need some help getting our Teams meetings together. Love Wayne's head. Diana and I look to be asleep.
Our Brandon Baird has had his hands full trying to get some work done from home and dealing with the little man while his wife is teaching her students remotely. Brandon said he can still get you a great quote on your home & auto insurance so it only looks like Brooks is winning this battle.
We were thrilled to be recognized with a 2020 Top Tiger Award from Auburn University's Harbert College of Business along with these great companies. The Coronavirus nixed the big banquet we were looking forward to so now we have to hope we can do it again next year.
Other Updates
We are excited to have recently joined the Alabama Grocer's Association. We joined about the time everything went crazy with the Coronavirus shutdowns. This group and all of its members has done a remarkable job under some heavy stress and we owe them a gigantic thank you. God bless them all. Thank you for everything you have been doing.
We are also new members of TechBirmingham and could not have picked a better time to join. They have done a fantastic job with webinars showcasing ideas and strategies for working from home and navigating this COVID mess. It has been really helpful.
We want to give a shout out to our friends over at Maestro Maintenance Management. We have used them a few times at the office on small projects and they have done a fantastic job for us. Maestro Maintenance is now available at home! No fees, contracts, or minimums, just let them know what you need. Maestro can fill any maintenance needs you have at home. They are offering COVID-19 cleaning services for residential and commercial to allow you to focus on the things that matter to you. Send an email to Karen at Karen Osburn if you are interested!
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Hey...put down the rescheduled date for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama Red Shoe Run. The virus zapped the original date but we are back on now. Come out and join us if you can. Also, for more ways you can get involved with RMHCA, click here.
If You Need Help With Your Business Insurance Needs
Contact Matt Denton , Frankie Wade, Wayne Smith or Rick Gibb.
Insurance News:
  • Last year, Jim Beam had a fire at one of its warehouses caused by a lighting strike. The warehouse, located in Frankfort, KY, contained about 45,000 barrels of bourbon. Thousand of gallons of runoff resulting from the fire and battling the blaze spread into nearby Glenn's Creek, then the Kentucky River and eventually the Ohio River, causing a massive fish kill over a 62 mile stretch. The company agreed to a $600,000 fine from the Kentucky Energy & Environment Cabinet. If all of the barrels were full, it is estimated it would result in a loss of over 6,000,000 bottles of bourbon.

  • Speaking of spills, earlier this year, about 97,000 gallons of red wine spilled from Rodney Strong Vineyards winery located in Sonoma County, California with thousands of gallons reaching the Russian River. The amount of the spill would almost be enough to fill 500,000 standard wine bottles.

  • As reported in the April 2020 issue of National Underwriter, NBC once had a lawsuit filed against them for $2,500,000 by a viewer of their show Fear Factor. He had seen a segment that he claimed caused him to vomit, become disoriented and run into a doorway. Apparently, the judge immediately dismissed the case and warned him not to think about filing an appeal.
They Said It Best
I hate the phrase one thing led to another. What kind of lazy writing is that? Isn't it your job as a writer to tell me how that made this happen?
"Adolf Hitler was rejected as a young man in his application to an art school. One thing led to another and the United States ending up dropping two nuclear bombs on the sovereign country of Japan."
~ Brian Regan
  • I have to admit I love ingenuity. I recently read where a strip club in Portland, Oregon has installed a drive-thru option for its customer base during the Coronavirus shutdown. Apparently a lot of tenting is involved. I am guessing some heaters as well.
  • Can't swear this is true but I read Fred Smith, the CEO of FedEx, once saved the company by gambling in Las Vegas. It said he took FedEx's last $5,000 to Sin City and won $27,000 while gambling on blackjack, paying for the company's $24,000 fuel bill.
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Birmingham Office
3004 7th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Daphne Office
25935 Friendship Road
Suite D
Daphne, AL 36526
Tallassee Office
319 Barnett Boulevard
Tallassee, AL 36078
What We Believe In:
Working Hard and Being Nice To People