The Official Skinny From Truitt World HQ
So hard to believe, but 2021 is already beginning to head for the finish line. I am thankful for our staff, our clients, our company partners, the great communities we work in and so much more. I always believe big things are ahead and we are going to keep chopping wood. I'm excited to see what happens. If you know of anyone who owns an insurance agency in Alabama and might want to join us, please send them our way. I would love to talk with them. We might just be a great fit for each other.
I hope everyone has a great 4th quarter. Let's finish it out strong.
Tony Truitt, President
Congrats To:
Bear Burnett of The Canvass Group on handling the lease for Pivot Fitness at their new Hoover location on Highway 150
Tony's Hot Dogs on being voted the best hot dog in Alabama by the website EatThisNotThat. They will be seeing more shortly to test it out.
Mark Kitchens and the folks at SaZa in Montgomery on getting ready to open their soon to be 2nd location up in the booming Madison, AL area.
Frankie Wade Jr. on winning the Gadsden Invitation Golf Tournament at the Gadsden Country Club back in August.
Really good guy Steve Odle of Progress Bank on his recent promotion to AVP/Branch Manager.
Shelby Owens and her husband, Logan, on opening Volt Coffee Roasters in Rainbow City.
Joe Sandner IV on putting together a group to purchase the Macy's store at Brookwood Village. That is a huge step forward for the upcoming redevelopment of the mall property.
The T.R. Miller High School Tigers in Brewton on becoming the first team in Alabama high school football history to reach 700 wins.
Jennifer Andress on her new position as the Campus Visit Coordinator in the Admissions Department at Birmingham Southern College. She is perfect for this!
Our team at Truitt Insurance & Bonding on finishing 1st in the state for new business production for Hartford's Small Business Unit during the month of September.
Team Truitt Recognized by BBJ
I was truly excited to be included in the Birmingham Business Journal's Who's Who In Insurance & Risk Management Issue that was published in late August. This is absolutely more an award for our team than it is anything that I have done. Thanks to Frank Carnaggio for the photo, it is about as good as I can look.
All The News You Need To Know...
Brock Murphy and I have been doing Truitt News Radio for three months and are having a blast. Join us each Saturday morning at 7am on Birmingham's Talk 99.5 FM for a wide variety of topics and a celebration of good stuff people are up to out there. Send us your news and accomplishments and we might just be talking about them.
Happy Birthday!
Join us in wishing our Ashley Dillon a happy birthday as she celebrated another year recently. She has also officially been a member of Team Truitt for over a year now so we have not scared her off yet. She does a great job keeping us on track and we are glad she puts up with us.
This Is What Makes Matt Awesome!
Here is our Matt Denton doing what he does when he is not here.
Dolan's New Additions
We want to congratulate our Dolan Fannin on becoming a grandfather again, this time with twin grandsons who recently joined the fun. Emerson Wells Fannin (7lbs 5 oz) and Henry Walker Fannin (7lbs 6 oz) came on board August 23, 2021.
Still Getting It Done!
At 83, John Truitt has no plans to slow down. Here he is a few days ago checking out one of our client's job sites. He has always stressed work-ethic and continues to show it himself.
Congrats to Wayne!
We want to congratulate our Wayne Smith for recently celebrating 47 years of marriage to his sweetheart, Lorraine. Way to go, Wayne!
He Said It Best
"Yesterday's home runs don't win today's game."
- Babe Ruth
Susie or Melisa in Birmingham,
Dolan in Tallassee or
Connie in Daphne.
Truitt Doing It In the Community
We have always taken a lot of pride in helping out as many churches, schools, charities and other organizations as we can across the state and are committed to doing more. Here is some of what we have been up to lately:
We are excited to let John Carroll Catholic High School use part of our billboard spots down by Royal Automotive at I-65 to promote their upcoming Student Preview Day in November.
We are going to be the matching partner again this year for RMHCA's Day of Giving. We match the first $5,000 given that day. I was amazed last year we helped raise over $40,000 with our match to help families stay together during their children's medical treatments at area facilities. Please help us out on November 30th.
We are glad to begin supporting Better Basics this year. They focus on promoting childhood reading and work primarily in the Birmingham, Fairfield and Talladega school systems.
We have also recently become a supporter of Children's Harbor. Their mission is to serve seriously ill children and their families through unique, no-cost services at both the Family Center located at the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children in Birmingham, Alabama, and at the Lake Martin retreat facility in Alexander City, Alabama.
We can get you set up with:
  • Bid Payment & Performance Bonds
  • Probate Bonds
  • Notary Bonds
  • Pretty Much Anything Else
Did You Know?
  • Pablo Escobar, the infamous Columbian drug lord, was making so much money he had to spend $2,500 each month on rubber bands just to bundle all the cash coming in.

  • The shortest flight in the world is between Westray Island and Papa Westray Island in the Northern Scottish Isles. The flight typically last about 1 minute but has a record of just 53 seconds.
  • Alabama Grocer’s Association Sporting Clay Tournament is October 14th at Selwood Farms. For more info you can check out

  • Firehouse Ministries Golf Tournament is November 1st at the Greystone Founders course. Firehouse provides 215 beds for homeless men. Check out for more info.

Commercial Accounts We Have Been Writing Lately:
We have been having a great year working with business owner's and commercial clients of all shapes and sizes. In the past few months we have written:

  • Coverage for a Commercial General Building Contractor
  • Auto Garage Repair Shop
  • Lessor's risks for a couple of building owners
  • A couple of nice builder's risk policies
  • Several Cyber Liability Policies
  • Work Comp for several businesses
  • Probate Bonds & License Bonds
  • 16-unit apartment building
  • Dentist office with several locations
  • Automobile fleet

We are presently working on accounts ranging from a landscaper to a commercial building contractor to a rural water system so if you need help with your insurance coverage or do not have a great relationship with your current agent,


  • Some guy in California was trying to smuggle turtles from Alabama to Asia for big money. Check out that article here from Alabama Outdoor News.
Contact Us:
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
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Celebrating 30 Years In Business During 2021!
Thank You For Helpig Us Make That Happen.