My name is Chase Henderson, Principal Broker of ReduceMyInsurance.Net. Today, I thought I would take a little time to tell tell you a bit more about myself and my family. Although I do love the business, Insurance has not always been my dream!
I started my career at Middle Tennessee State University; where I studied to be a professional pilot. (during a time when all the airlines were laying off pilots! yikes!) After realizing the bleak outlook for my career path (at the time), I changed my major to a business and marketing concentration. I did, however, obtain a pilots license in the process. So, If you every want to go flying, just give me a call (and supply the plane, of course!).
After graduation, I worked for a large tobacco company as a senior field coordinator for the southeastern region. My job was to set up and coordinate staffing for interactive events such as NASCAR Races, NHRA Drag Races, Rodeos, Music festivals trade shows and more. This job was a lot of fun and allowed me to travel the country at a young age. After 7 years with the company, a corporate merger outsourced my job to 3rd party firm.
At this time I accepted a job with a major beverage distributor as a territory sales representative where I managed 100+ accounts. Boy, was this a hard job! I will not go into details, but I will say I have lots of respect for anyone in the drink or DSD Route sales business! Ha! Although I did well, the job was not for me. A year of 60-80 hour weeks wore thin on my soul. It was the worst job that became the best thing that ever happened to me! Through a blind date set up by one of my co-workers, I met my future wife, Krystle!
Suddenly, the good Lord provided me an out...The restaurant business! At the time I thought this sounded great. I was offered a job as a general manager and corporate trainer of a quick serve restaurant, and I took it! The pay was better, so life was good ... right!?! After about 2 years of this, I realized I had found the only business that required you to work more hours than the drink business! Oy!
Even though my store was one of the top restaurants in the chain, it was not enough to keep the others in the franchise group afloat. The company ultimately went bankrupt and that job came to an end as well. Fortunantly for me, I was able to see the writing on the wall and began to study for my insurance license on the weekends. The same month I passed my license exam, the chain let all the managers go.
I wanted to start a new career that would reward hard work and long hours. I was tired of working for other companies that had no loyalty to the very employees whose backs they were built on. Most of all, I wanted to do something that would help people. At the end of the day, I get to help someone rebuild their house and replace their belongings after losing everything they own. I get to help someone get their car replaced after a bad accident and take care of someone's loss of business income after a devastating loss to their business.
In 2013, I got married to the love of my life, Krystle! She is everything that I am not and supports me every step of the way in our business pursuits. In 2013 I also launched ReduceMyInsurance.Net, an Independent Insurance Agency. To date, We have helped over 800 clients find the most affordable coverage option to fit their needs with more than 100 different insurance companies and growing. We pride ourselves in helping clients find the right coverage to protect their needs, while also helping them make cost effective decisions to improve the family budget. We rely on top of the line comparative rating technology that allows us to simultaneously get quotes from all of the companies we represent and quickly find the best available options and coverage. We take all of the work out of insurance shopping by doing the work for you!
In 2014, My life was changed once again when we had our little girl, Avery! She is the love of my life! If you've ever been to my office you will see lots of pictures of her, and most likely heard me talk about her. She sure has me wrapped around her tiny, little finger!
Due to rapid growth, I had to enlist the help of an assistant in 2015. Many of you have probably spoken with Kristina at some time or another. She has been such a blessing to me and really helped us get organized to handle the workload and provide better customer service.
So, that's the story of me, your agent, and ReduceMyInsurance.Net! I am very thankful for each and every one of you as clients and truly enjoy serving as your agent. If you ever have questions or just want to chat, give me a call any time at 615-900-0288 .