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Who Is GCH Insurance Group?

Updated: Feb 4, 2019

When asked to write our first blog account for our new revamped website, I thought for a long time, what do I write about? Do I write about different types of insurance, coverages unfamiliar to most people, policy limits, insurance companies or any other related topic? Then I thought, how about writing about our agency, what sets it apart from our competitors and who exactly we are as an agency and as individuals.

Who is GCH Insurance Group? We are 31 individuals who have come together over the past 15 years to form the largest locally owned insurance agency in Central Kentucky. GCH was formed in 2003 and has grown every year since then. I won’t talk about the different types of insurance as that will come in future blogs (Hint, we do it all!!) However, I will talk about the exciting times currently going on here at GCH and the people that make things happen.

First, our new building - We are moving this month to 780 Winchester Road, Lexington, Kentucky. This is on the corner of Delaware Avenue and Winchester Road, right across from the JIF plant. The building is very old and has previously housed Rainbow Bread and Auto-Tech Car Repair, to name a couple. It is an excellent building for our future and the next 20 years. The centralized location close to the interstate and downtown will help us enhance our service to our clients. This area is part of Lexington’s redevelopment plan and we are excited to be a big part of that going forward!!

Secondly, our revamped website - We spent months coming up with a new design that is user-friendly for our customers. Our plan was to make it easier to navigate, more interactive and informational. We believe we have accomplished all of these!

Third and most importantly, our people - This is really what sets us apart from everyone else in the industry. Our agency is owned by five individuals, Russ Griffith, John Hampton, David Henry, Jim McCarty and Shelley Gaffney. All were all born and raised in Kentucky. Each went to high school here and attended the University of Kentucky. Each has worked in the insurance industry 20+ years. We are your friends and neighbors who have always strived to make a difference in other people’s lives. Whether it’s attending church, being a volunteer coach for youth sports, helping at blood drives or working with foster care children and programs, we all feel a duty to give back to the community and make a difference. Our 26 employees are our glue. We truly have the best and most experienced staff in the industry. They are the ones who on a daily basis make it happen for our clients. They are the main reason we keep 99% of our customers and are able to grow the agency annually as we have done over the past 15 years.

We are excited about who GCH Insurance has become and where we are going as an agency and believe in the coming years, with our new location, staff and vision, we will become (if not already) a large part of your life and your business. Our business is about protection of assets and who else would you want watching your back than your local friend and neighbor. In the future, our blog will consist of specific areas of insurance to help in education and knowledge of products available. Thank you for reading and if you’re driving down Winchester Road, please stop in, say hello and take a tour of our new building. We look forward to seeing you!

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