March 2020
The Official Skinny From Truitt World HQ
This is our first-ever Truitt New Blast and we appreciate you tuning in long enough to read our stuff this month. Very interesting start to 2020, wouldn't you say? We wish you the best navigating some difficult conditions at present but I am choosing to believe sunny days are ahead. That being said, I gotta go wash my hands again right now but give us a call or shoot us an email if we can be of help to you.
Tony Truitt, President
Congrats To:
Kelly Morgan & Bob Straka of Grandview Financial Services on the purchase and renovation of their soon-to-be new office in Cahaba Heights across from Satterfield's.
Alan Truitt & Bart Turner of KMCL Environmental & Energy Law Firm on their new lease at the Forbes Building downtown that is under redevelopment by Louis Mouran.
Long-time Vestavia Hills High School Coach Rick Grammer on his upcoming induction into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Dunn Building Company's Luke Newell on being recognized by the Birmingham Business Journal in their recent Top 40 Under 40 issue.
Valerie Leonard of Birmingham's Grinkmeyer Leonard Financial on recently being named as someone to watch by Working Mother's Media.
Roy Grimmett, son of Drinkard Development's Jason Grimmett, on making the Birmingham Celtics AAU Basketball team. That kid can play!
When You Need Home & Auto Insurance
We celebrated John Truitt's 82nd birthday at the office on Feb 19th. He says he is going to continue to come in until he reaches 100, then decide what to do from there.
We had a blast working our CASH GRAB at the SubAla "Meet the GCs" event held March 2nd. We met a lot of new folks and look forward to doing it again next year. Here is Brandon Baird, Matt Denton & Frankie Wade with our friend George Pierce who was happy that he took us for $100.
Truitt Insurance & Bonding is proud to be owned right here in Alabama. Is your agent?
Really proud of Brandon Baird, Debbie Reinagel and our entire team on recently being named the Top Producing Agent in Alabama during 2019 for Encompass Insurance. They do an outstanding job. Give them a call if you are unhappy with your home & auto insurance situation. Encompass is a great partner for you.
Dang it! We were really looking forward to several events we are involved with but the Coronavirus deep-6'd them. We were excited to help sponsor the following events:
We haven't heard for certain yet on this one:
Hopefully they will all find a new date and we can have some fun again soon.

In the first quarter of 2020, we were also happy to be a sponsor of The Birmingham Bowl, help out the Hoover High School Girl's Softball Team Winter Fundraiser, make a donation to the Corner High School in their efforts to upgrade their wrestling mats and be a sponsor of the Vestavia Hills High School Girl's Softball team.

One of our goals is to become the pound-for-pound champion of corporate giving. As we grow larger, the more we can give back. Help us out with that! Send us some new business.
We didn't really have a place to brag about this yet so here it is. The new scoreboard at Samford's Seibert Stadium was awesome this past season. In our opinion, it has never looked better than it does above. We continue to be a proud sponsor of Samford Athletics.
If You Need Help With Your Business Insurance Needs
Insurance News:
  • The insurance marketplace continues to harden. The legal environment in Alabama presents an especially difficult place to operate for insurance carriers. Insurance companies continue to see commercial auto being a big loser for them and, as such, premiums continue to go up if coverage is offered at all. Commercial umbrellas are becoming much harder to place, particularly for those needing larger limits. Commercial Property also has some issues as large hail storms has created some massive damage.

  • This is interesting: As reported in the March 2020 issue of National Underwriter magazine, FEMA officials have said they might have to bill California wildfire victims for a portion of the $4,000,000,000 that PG&E owes the government for its liability in sparking wildfires. Apparently, FEMA wants PG&E to pay for the governments response to fires in 2015, 2017 and 2018, which would have to come from the $13,500,000,000 settlement PG&E agreed to pay victims. As you can imagine, attorneys are responding.
They Said It Best
“If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.”
~ Johnny Carson

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3004 7th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Daphne Office
25935 Friendship Road
Suite D
Daphne, AL 36526
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Tallassee, AL 36078
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