Mr. Barbee brings 22 years of insurance knowledge along with extensive digital marketing experience to the team. As the insurance industry continues to change, so has Mr. Barbee’s ability to move the business model to meet the market environment.
Early Years and Education
Craig Barbee was born in Sacramento, California where he the next 18 years before graduating with honors from Oakmont High School. After graduation Craig spent many years traveling the country before landing in Florida and finishing his degree from University of West Florida. Prior to graduation Craig was recruited by Warren Thompson, Financial Advisor with then Prudential Securities. Craig worked with Warren and many other top brokers before leaving to start his own business in Crestview, FL.
Barbee Insurance and Southern Capital Insurance
Craig comes from a long line of insurance professional. His sister Cheryl Bateman is a large claims specialist with Nationwide Insurance and his father earned top honors as a District Manager both California and Western New York with Nationwide Insurance. In 1999 Craig joined Nationwide Insurance and started his first scratch agency in Crestview, FL. 2008 was a pivotal point in the growth of the agency when Nationwide Insurance released its Florida Agents from the contract and allowed them to pursue contracts with any other insurance carrier.
The Spinoff to Barbee Jackson Insurance
In early 2015, Craig sold the personal lines division of Southern Capital Insurance to a group out of South Florida and Co-Founded Barbee Jackson Insurance. Co-founders Krystal Jackson and Caleb Jackson along with Craig moved the commercial lines division of Southern Capital Insurance to Barbee Jackson Insurance.
Today Barbee Jackson Insurance is the premier commercial lines insurance agency servicing most of the United States.