Affiliation, Press Releases

Brian Lewis Insurance Joins BTJ Insurance, an Affiliate of Leavitt Group

Brian Lewis Insurance, located in Bristol, VA, has affiliated with BTJ Insurance, headquartered in Nashville, TN. BTJ Insurance has been an affiliate of Nationwide insurance broker, Leavitt Group, since 2021. Leavitt Group is a network of insurance brokers whose collective strength allows members to provide national resources to their clients.

Bobby Thomas Jr., co-owner of BTJ Insurance shared, “The Brian Lewis Agency has been servicing the Bristol, VA, and Bristol, TN, markets since his dad, Bill, started the agency in 1966. We’re excited to welcome Brian and Rachel to the team. The insurance industry is constantly changing, and our combined strength will allow us to leverage today’s resources to better service our current clients and position us for growth as we welcome in new clients.”

Brian Lewis Insurance is a former Nationwide agency, offering personal insurance. The owner, Brian Lewis, and one of his team members will be joining BTJ Insurance.

“We’ve been looking for the right fit for what’s next for our agency, and Leavitt Group and BTJ Insurance were a great fit for helping us meet the demanding insurance needs of our clients,” said Brian Lewis. “We’re excited to provide new and competitive options in this fast-changing world and are looking forward to working with the BTJ team.”

BTJ Insurance was founded by Bobby Thomas Jr. in 2004 and has since grown to 10 locations across Tennessee and Maryland. Since joining Leavitt Group in 2021, BTJ Insurance has experienced tremendous growth. Brian Lewis Insurance will be keeping their office location in Bristol, VA, making that BTJ’s 10th location and will be taking on the BTJ Insurance Agency name.

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

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