About Us

Buckhannon Insurance AgencyHank Ellis Insurance Agency, LLC. was founded in 2006 and is owned and operated by Franklin (Hank) J. Ellis and his wife Traci L. Ellis. Hank has 20+ years of experience in the insurance industry. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Traci earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairmont State University. They have two children, Frankie and Olivia, and reside in Buckhannon, West Virginia.

The Ellis name has a longstanding recognition in the Buckhannon community and WV Wesleyan College, as Hank Ellis Sr. was a highly renowned athlete and coach for many years.

Our insurance agency offers a full line of property/casualty insurance products, including auto/car insurance, homeowners insurance, commercial/business insurance, life insurance plans, classic auto insurance, flood insurance, bike and boat insurance,, workers compensation coverage, professional liability coverage, as well as individual and group health coverage, bonds, annuities, and IRAs.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in Buckhannon, West Virginia, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. Hank Ellis Insurance Agency represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies, therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn’t purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn’t have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family’s financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, car insurance, home insurance or businessowner policy — you wouldn’t have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, whether it’s for your home, your car or your business, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, it’s up to you to make the final choice.

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