By Hailee King
This week’s business spotlight is
Shelter Insurance of McKenzie. Shelter Insurance opened in April 2012
with agent, Mark Anderson. Mark is the oldest son of Mark and Malissa
Anderson and is married to Heather Anderson. Mark and Heather are
expecting their first child.
Mark Anderson graduated from McKenzie
High School in the spring of 2003 and started college at the
University of Tennessee at Martin in the fall. Mark graduated from UT
Martin in 2007. After college, he went on to work as a sales
representative for Pepsi in Paris for one year. After finishing his
job at Pepsi, he moved to Milan to work as a sales representative for
AT&T in Jackson. After five years, Mark left AT&T for the
opportunity to own and operate his own business in his home town of
Mark Anderson received his license to
sell insurance through a school in South Haven, Mississippi. Mr.
Anderson is licensed to sell insurance in the state of Tennessee.
Mr. Anderson is currently the only
agent at Shelter Insurance and is licensed to sell property,
casualty, life and health insurance. Although Shelter Insurance is
the primary insurance offered Mr. Anderson does work with other
insurances such as Progressive, Dairy Land, and many more.
The bulk of the business works
primarily with casualty and property insurance, which includes car
insurance, rental insurance and more. Also, due to the wide spectrum
of insurance offered, there is no set target market of Shelter
Insurance. Mr. Anderson is confident that Shelter Insurance can find
a fit for anyone.
Shelter Insurance is located at 16198
Highland Drive. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on
Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturdays.
One of the joys that Mr. Anderson
expresses about his business is the opportunity to provide a service
that helps or pays people when they truly need it. Mr. Anderson also
enjoys being back in his hometown community with a successful
business and hopes to one day grow the business by hiring one or two
Mark Anderson is a member of the Rotary
Club and actively supports the McKenzie Middle School and McKenzie
High School sports teams. Mark has also sponsored t-ball teams during
the city ball seasons.