By ROB JONAS
Three years ago, Cory Jones set out on his own to create an independent insurance agency that focuses on tailoring the right policy for each customer.
Today, CJ Insurance Agency in Voorheesville has grown to the point where people from around the Capital Region are calling for home, auto and business policies.
“We’ve got a nice mixture. Voorheesville, Slingerlands, Delmar and the Hilltowns have done a great job of supporting us, but now, we’re getting clients from all over,” said Jones. “We help someone who then tells others about us, and before we know we it know people are calling from all over.”
Jones is not a newcomer to the insurance industry. Before starting his own agency, Jones said he worked for several larger companies for 17 years, where he helped customers with a variety of insurance needs. When he decided to open his own agency, he stuck with the three areas he had the most experience with.
“Right now, the agency specializes in home, auto and business insurance,” said Jones. “That’s been where my focus has been in my career. That’s why I’ve stayed in that pocket. I’m comfortable in that space.”
By opting to be an independent agent, Jones said he can offer customers a wider selection of policies that fit their budgets.
“The nice thing is over time, your needs are going to change. So, we’re able to adapt to your needs,” said Jones. “Our approach is a two-step process. We like to sit down with the customers to find out what they need, and we try to come to a place where everyone feels comfortable with what they’re getting.” Then we’re able to reach out to companies to see what they can offer. CJ Insurance Agency is located at 17 Maple Ave. in Voorheesville. To set up an appointment, call 518-439-0002.