Bruce Rice | 2CCO LLC

The team at The Southern Agency have been extremely helpful in safeguarding that we have the correct insurance for our company’s needs. They are considerate and accommodating, if we have a claim Austin responds quickly to our requests. They check in with us to make sure that they are still providing what we need as our business grows and changes with the market. I would not hesitate to recommend The Southern Agency to anyone looking for insurance. If you want a company that is passionate about what they do and has the energy to keep up with your business as it changes, they are the agency to choose.

Jim Chapman | Jim Chapman Communities

Derek is extremely diligent in his search for the best deal for his customers. He personally hates wasting money on anything unnecessary and this is how he approaches his customer’s accounts. 

Derek is a true family man and operates with the highest morals and ethics. He has become a great friend and VALUED business associate. 

Obviously I could not recommend him more highly as your future insurance agent.

Doug Adams | Flordia Stairworks & Carpentry, LLC

We have been working with The Southern Agency for over two years now and are very pleased with the service and the coverage that they have provided! The personal attention and their concern is much appreciated. I truly believe they have our company’s best interest in mind when they review our needs and make suggestions. We have had a small claim and it was handled quickly and efficiently. 

Brett Mauldin | Platinum Closets

Southern agency took time and looked deep into my policy. They found creative ways to save money for my company and still protect us from risk. Not only did they help immediate savings, he encouraged me to look ahead and do several things that would help me down the road (3-5 years from now!). 

Highly recommend!

Mandy Allen, Vice President of Risk Management | Southern Legacy Waffles, LLC


I am writing to recommend the company and services at The Southern Agency, Inc. During the past year, we began our communication and ultimately chose them as our partners as our new Insurance Agency for our Property and Casualty insurance. They cover our 72 Waffle House locations that are part of our Southern Legacy Waffles, LLC Franchise in North Georgia, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Tri-City, and North Carolina territories. I can honestly say that I am more than pleased with their offerings and overall Customer Service as a company.

I had worked with Chris Cain for several years when he was worked with our Worker’s Comp TPA. Chris made the initial introduction to Derek Wirz and the offerings at The Southern Agency. When Chris joined The Southern Agency, his knowledge of our business needs was a driving force in our decision to make a change.

Derek and Chris have given 110% of their time to ensure that we were given the proper coverage and best pricing for our business. Derek and his knowledge of industry is like no other and our team is very impressed as we were making our decision to go with his company. Their attention to detail and immediate response to our needs surpasses all expectations we could have hoped for!

If you are looking for a partner that has your best interest and is willing to negotiate strong pricing for your company, then The Southern Agency is where you need to take your business. I look forward to a long partnership.