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Bart Howell and BTJ Insurance Merge and Join Leavitt Group

Welcome Bart Howell and BTJ Insurance

Tennessee-based Bart Howell Agency and BTJ Insurance have merged and affiliated with Leavitt Group. From here on, they will collectively be known as BTJ Insurance.

Bart Howell Agency was founded in 2003 and serves clients in Knoxville, Lenoir City, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, as well as their surrounding areas. As their mission statement describes, they make finding affordable insurance easy while also ensuring clients’ needs are met. Their primary focus is serving businesses and individuals with all their insurance needs.

BTJ Insurance was founded by Bobby Thomas Jr. in 2004 and has since grown to physical locations in Nashville, Dickson, and Old Hickory, Tennessee, as well as Owings Mill, Maryland.

Bobby Thomas Jr. said regarding the affiliation, “We are super excited to be part of Leavitt Group and can’t wait to support and contribute as we go on this insurance journey with you.”

“This is a great opportunity for the Bart Howell Agency and all our great customers to have more options and have continued great service,” shared Bart Howell about joining BTJ and Leavitt Group.

All current contact information, locations, and staff will remain the same. We’re so happy to welcome both the BTJ and Bart Howell teams to Leavitt Group.

If you have any questions about this new affiliation, please contact Bobby Thomas Jr. at

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