The Southern Agency was founded by insurance agent, Derek Wirz.  In starting his own business, Wirz wanted to structure his approach around what he found to be most rewarding about the business – solving complicated risk and insurance problems.

The agency's specialties include insuring:

  • Nursing Home and Home Health Care Organizations;

  • Waste Management Services;

  • Construction Companies;

  • Manufacturing; and

  • Craft Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries.

Wirz was professionally trained by industry top experts and is the author of the State of Tennessee Certified Workers' Compensation Executive program (CWCE.com).

Even though Wirz established the company in 2015, the agency has a rich heritage in insuring businesses throughout the South.  Wirz began his career in insurance at the age of 14, operating a comparative rating system for the family agency.

The foundation of the agency is to properly insure a businesses and be proactive.