Local Business Spotlight: The Glover Agency
His college degree says journalism, but Eric Glover is a salesman at heart.
The love of sales and the love of people has motivated Glover to sell insurance in Eufaula for nearly three decades and he has loved every minute of it.
Glover owns and operates The Glover Agency in downtown Eufaula. Glover deals mainly in property and casualty insurance, such as home, automobile, boat and business insurance.
Through his independent insurance office, Glover is able to work with multiple insurance providers to find the best fit and price for each of his clients and customers. The flexibility to work with various companies is something Glover enjoys.
“In 1986, I opened an Allstate office and was affiliated only with Allstate for 19 years. In 2006, we expanded and begun to contract with other insurance carriers. Being an independent and being able to offer multiple brands is definitely an advantage. We are able to expand our product offering and that is very important in an agency in a small town.”
The Glover Agency is located in the heart of downtown Eufaula, adjacent to the MacMonnies Fountain on Broad Street.
Glover loves his downtown office and seeing the storefronts on Broad Street filling more and more each year.
“The setting is beautiful, said Glover. “We have representatives of insurance companies that come in from Atlanta or Birmingham and the first thing they talk about is just how nice the town looks. We are right in the middle of the action. We can walk out our door and go to lunch every day at somewhere different and never get in the car. The shops on Broad Street are neat as well and offer a lot to the area. There aren’t too many empty storefronts downtown right now, and that is a good thing. We love being a part of the group.”
As a part of the Eufaula business community for 30 years, Glover has seen change take place. However, he says one common attribute of the community has remained in place forever.
“The people and the community care for each other,” said Glover. “You’ve seen recently how the community came together to help the evacuees from the hurricane. It’s not only churches and non-profits that help, but also a lot of for-profit businesses help out. That is commonplace here and I love to be a part of it.”
For more information on the services offered by The Glover Agency, call 334-687-0358, stop by the office at 145 E. Broad Street or visit www.TheGloverAgency.com.