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Peterson Insurance celebrates 20 years as a family business

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2021

Contact: Eirene Peterson-Burnette Phone: 828-645-8777 /

Independent Family-Run Firm Offers Timely COVID Business Insurance Options Peterson Insurance celebrates 20 years as a family business

Weaverville, NC_ Today’s insurance needs are more complicated than ever, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. As home and office spaces lean toward multiple uses, business owners and gig economy workers need insurance that covers more and more situations. Post-COVID, insurance is becoming correspondingly complex, and it’s frustrating trying to find the right policy.

Don’t rely on an insurance company that has to reinvent the wheel. Since 2001, Peterson Insurance of Weaverville has prided itself on being a community presence, run by a family that handles the challenges of hard-to-place insurance needs, including post-COVID policies where properties may have multiple uses as more people work from home or combine multiple activities in one location.. As an independent agent, the Peterson Insurance family finds suitable options that other agencies can’t.

“I had 16 years’ experience in the insurance industry before I decided to strike out on my own. I’d felt limited by working for one company. I wanted to offer the community more options and more flexibility,” says founder Stom Peterson. “It worked, since that was 20 years ago.”

While most insurance business is conducted online, current owner (Stom’s daughter), Eirene (Erin) still prefers when clients are able to visit personally (when possible). Masks can’t hide the big smiles or muffle the wisdom.

“The main thing I learned from my dad about insurance is fulfilling the needs of the community,” Erin says. “We understand that insurance can be difficult to understand, so we do our best to simplify it.”

Family-owned and independent, Peterson Insurance is celebrating their 20th anniversary. By representing several insurance companies, they provide multiple options to fit the needs and budgets of their community and hard-to-place risk policies. As a family, they understand the importance of legacy and how needs change over time.

The philosophy that community comes first continues today. The Petersons especially enjoy working with small businesses that are the heart of WNC and young families who have tight resources. As those families grow, Peterson Insurance is there to help them meet their insurance needs, generation to generation. The Petersons approach every call or walk-in with kindness and calmness. It’s a philosophy rooted in the art of listening.

As they enter into their 20th year, they wish to say Thank You to their community of friends, family and clients for the support and trust over the years. They work hard to demonstrate their gratitude, even now, during the COVID pandemic, when things are different. Once groups again can gather safely, Peterson Insurance will hold a public celebration for their community. Stay tuned.

For an interview and more information, contact Erin Peterson-Burnette of Peterson Insurance Group.

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