Beacon Insurance Group Receives Award from Boys and Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry

On July 16th, 2015 Beacon Insurance Group received a “Pulling for Kids” Community Support award from the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry. Recipients were recognized for their significant contributions and support of the Lowcountry Clubs. Ken and Brian attended the annual Boys and Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry meeting and award luncheon to accept the award. Here they are pictured with Russ Whiteford, Chairman of the Board for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry.

Pulling for Kids award ken and brian

We are very honored to have received this special award. We are proud of the outstanding Boys and Girls Clubs in the Lowcountry and all they do for our community!


Ken’s Interview with SouthCarolinaHomes: What Influences Your Home Insurance Policy?

South Carolina Homes reached out to us requesting an interview to discuss what concepts influence your South Carolina home insurance policy. Check out Ken’s quick interview here:

Check out my interview, What Influences Your Home Insurance Policy on South Carolina Homes For Sale, one of the top sites for South Carolina real estate, including Johns Island, SC homes for sale. South Carolina Homes For Sale also services North Carolina real estate and Georgia real estate.

Beacon Insurance Group Expands Coastal Homeowner’s Insurance Offerings

The coastal insurance marketplace for consumers just improved in South Carolina.  Beacon Insurance Group recently finalized contracting with three additional carriers who will be offering choices for South Carolina homeowners insurance.

The new homeowners insurance companies are all rated A or better by either A.M. Best or Demotech rating agencies.  The insurance and financial marketplace, along with decreasing reinsurance costs have allowed companies to expand into coastal homeowners insurance writings in South Carolina areas such as Hilton Head Island, Charleston, and Myrtle Beach.  This most recent influx in companies and capacity should put pressure for more competitive rates.  Homeowners will still find that newer, better constructed homes and higher credit scores will obtain them the best possible rates.

Not every coastal homeowners insurance carrier targets the same types of homes or distance from coastal waters. A thorough review of each homeowner’s situation needs to performed and evaluated. When choosing a carrier, a homeowner should consider the claim paying ability of the insurance carrier. Not all insurance carriers have the manpower or capacity to offer swift claims responses in a catastrophic situation.  During testimony before a Senate hearing on Superstorm Sandy, it was claimed the lack of available catastrophic adjusters was an issue in delaying the payment of claims.

Most of the newer companies just began writing business in August 2014.  “We have been comparing rates on the new companies with existing companies we represent and we are quite pleased with the competitive options they provide our clients and prospects”, stated Ken Groff, partner at Beacon Insurance Group.

About Beacon Insurance Group:

Beacon Insurance Group is an independent insurance broker located in Bluffton, South Carolina. Beacon is a compilation of experienced insurance professionals who develop innovative solutions for South Carolina Insurance and risk management needs. The South Carolina agency utilizes both innovative and alternative risk methods in strategic planning for their clients. Beacon Insurance Group works hard to understand needs and problems which assist them in providing solutions that are designed specifically for their clients. Beacon’s forward looking approach helps protect their clients from seen and unseen risk factors.

Beacon Insurance Group – the right people can make a difference in your insurance program.


Beacon Insurance Group Expands Coastal Homeowner’s Insurance Offerings

Meet Our Newest Staff Member: Brad Johnson

Meet Brad, the newest addition to the team here at Beacon Insurance Group! Brad started working at Beacon in June as a Commercial Lines producer. Here are 8 things to know about Brad:

  1. Moved from Watauga Tennessee to the Lowcountry in 1992.
  2. Moved here because I listened to too much Jimmy Buffett music.
  3. Favorite thing about living in the South is our sense of history and traditions.
  4. Top three favorite things in the world are moonlit beach walks, Bojangles fried chicken and fishnet boxer shorts.
  5. Wouldn’t survive a work day without some time outdoors: a run, golf, boat cruise…some form of time outside.
  6. Favorite sports teams are University of Tennesse ‘GO VOLS!’ and the Atlanta Braves.
  7. Favorite thing about Beacon is the staff. Everyone is so very helpful.
  8. Favorite quote(s) “More throttle, captain.” A life well-lived takes effort. NEVER get complacent.

We are happy to have Brad as a part of our team!

Beacon Insurance Group Sponsors SCANPO Gathering

Are you member of SCANPO (South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organization) and located in Beaufort, Colleton or Jasper County? If so, please join us for a gathering at Palmetto Electric Cooperative in Hardeeville on Wednesday June 25th! SCANPO is holding a seminar titled “Pursuing Nonprofit Excellence with SCANPO’s Guiding Principles & Best Practices.”

As a sponsor of this great event, and leading nonprofit insurance agency in South Carolina, we urge you to join us so that you can see how you and your organization stacks up to others for the Nonprofit Excellence Award. You will be able to hear from 2014 award winner ETV Endowment of South Carolina’s Executive Director Coby Hennecy as she shares her organizations efforts and experiences with the Guiding Principles and Best Practices. In addition, Edwina Hoyle of Memory Matters, 2013 Nonprofit Excellence Award winner will speak about her experience and how the award effected her organizations exposure.

When: June 25th, 2014 8:30 – 10:00am

Where: Palmetto Electric Cooperative, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville

Who: Beaufort, Colleton and Jasper County Nonprofits


Click here for more details and to RSVP!

Bowling for the Brave at Station 300

To help support our Lowcountry heroes, Station 300 has a goal to raise $15,000 for two local foundations: Honor our Heroes Foundation and Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry.
Station 300 did a great job organizing ways to support our local heroes. For every game bowled during the entire month of May, $1 will be donated. They also have themed drinks so that when you purchase one, $1 will also be donated.

On Saturday, May 31, Station 300 has a full day planned.

• 10am-7pm: Battle of the Branches: Bowl for your favorite military branch of service!
• 6 pm: Hilton Head Shore Notes performance
• 8pm: Check presentation to foundations and prizes awarded
• 8:30-11:30pm Music by Vinyl on Fire

The staff at Beacon Insurance group couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make a contribution, and have a little fun doing it! The Beacon team headed to Station 300 this past Wednesday for a delicious lunch at Zeppelins Bar & Grill and then laced up to roll some strikes for our heroes! We were honored to meet with Gary Trimm, one of the owners at Station 300, and present him with a check as Beacon’s contribution to our local Hereos.

We couldn’t have had more fun celebrating the men and woman who sacrifice all they’ve got for us! Thank you to ALL of our heroes!


Picture: Brian and Ken presenting Gary Trimm with Beacon’s contribution





Meet Our Newest Staff Member: Caitlin Loden!

Meet Caitlin Loden, the newest addition to the team here at Beacon Insurance Group!

Caitlin Loden Beacon Insurance Group

Caitlin’s first day on the job was on St. Patrick’s day, lucky us! We are so excited and happy to have her here manning the reception area as our new Administrative Assistant and Receptionist. Here are 10 things to know about Caitlin:

1.) She has lived in Bluffton/Hilton Head for only four weeks!

2.) She is originally from Gainesville, GA (about an hour north of Atlanta) and moved to the area because she loves the weather and was ready for an adventure.

3.) Caitlin’s favorite thing about living in the south is the sweet tea and the warm weather!

4.) Her three favorite things in the world are her dogs, her Nana, and any time she gets to spend with her best friends!

5.) Caitlin wouldn’t survive a workday without her pink post-it notes. They’re everywhere!

6.) Unique characteristic – She love DIY crafts and she is always making something new. A few of her favorites are soap, candles, and decorations.

7.) Caitlin said her favorite thing about Beacon is “everyone is so friendly and Ken brings his puppy Chuck to the office!”

8.) She is known for her obsession with her dogs – she has three!

9.) You might not know that she has a younger brother that is frequently mistaken for her twin!

10.) Caitlin said her greatest personal achievement is graduating college in three years.

Welcome to the insurance world, Caitlin!

Ted Flach Memorial Candy Cane Classic

Beacon Insurance Group is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island Ted Flach Memorial Candy Cane Classic. The Candy Cane Classic, being held on Saturday December 7th, 2013, is an annual golf and tennis tournament benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. This event will take place at both Sea Pines Country Club and The Golf Club at Indigo Run.

The Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head Island generates exceptional results from their after school reading and technology programs. The club serves more than 6,000 children annually, whether local or out-of-town, for events and academic enhancement. One of the members was recently awarded a scholarship from Hank Aaron’s Chasing the Dream Foundation.

We, at Beacon Insurance Group, appreciate any consideration you can provide to help this fantastic organization. Currently, the club is looking for Hole (or Court) Sponsors for the Tournament. Please take a look at the sponsorship opportunities and, if you are interested, complete the form below so we can contact you!

The Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head Island – The Safe Place for Kids.

Are you interested in also golfing or playing tennis in the event or you need more details? There is more information on the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island Website:

Click on the image below to view sponsorship opportunities:

Candy Cane Classic 2013

Complete the contact form below if you are interested in becoming a sponsor!

Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Coffee Networking at Beacon Insurance Group

We will be hosting the Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Coffee Networking at our office on November 12th. The event will be from 8:30am until 10:00am and attendees will have the opportunity to learn about Beacon Insurance Group while networking with other small businesses in the area. Chuck Wiseman, from Wiseman and Reilley Law Firm will be speaking about Myths of Small Business Succession Plans. We will have coffee from The Corner Perk, Bagels from Island Bagel, juice, cookies and fruit.

Our office is located in Sheridan Park at 60 Pennington Drive in Bluffton. Our office building is right behind Sonic and right next to Atlantic Community Bank. Please feel free to call us at 706-3690 if you have any questions or you are unsure where we are located.

We look forward to seeing you!