Four ways Robert Bois makes good on this promise
An independent agent out of Flushing, Michigan, Robert is proud of his fourth-generation family business and calls his partnership with Progressive “nothing short of fantastic.” He knows this, plus the breadth of product, efficient technology, and dependable business operation is what’s kept his agency alive for more than 25 years. Being better every day than the day before. It’s Robert’s goal, it’s our goal.
- More products for a stronger bottom line
When you offer more breadth of product, you can meet more needs of your customers. From home to renters to RV and boat, we offer a wide range of options to bundle together. Plus, more options to bundle means more opportunity for business growth. For Robert it was about tending to the bread and butter of his business while also keeping an eye on further needs from his customers.
- Good training makes good business
Providing the latest training and tools for efficient, effective business growth has always been a priority.
We use our experience and insights from being a leader in the market to continuously improve our products and deliver business-building tools and training to further the success of our agents. Robert appreciates the one-on-one training his rep provides him and his staff—from KOD on FAO to CE courses.“The new agent training is fantastic. There’s a lot of learning materials that come through, like the webinars. Even if it’s not a new product, the webinars are a great refresher of what’s available out there.”
- Staying ahead of tech trends
Throughout our history, we’ve pushed the independent agent channel forward with easier and faster ways to quote business—eliminating time, effort and frustration. Including innovations like Snapshot®, our usage-based insurance tool that rewards our best drivers and encourages them to take control of their auto insurance costs.Robert appreciates being able to provide a simple, effective tool that adds value for his customers:“With Snapshot, I’m able to give my customers a decrease on their rate which is something smaller regional agencies can’t offer. And it’s simple enough for non-techie people to use.”
- Relying on a stable partner
As a fourth-generation insurer, he knows the importance of adapting to the market. He values Progressive’s 80 years of commitment to learning and growing with independent agents. Plus competitive pricing, quality coverage, and leading claim service, all help ensure a future with more certainty.
Our agents have the drive to embrace these changes and we have the products, the tools, the technology, and the foundation to ensure we’ll thrive well into the future. Learn how you can become a Progressive agent today.