Herlong Bates Burnett Insurance, Inc. has grown by leaps and bounds since Michael Herlong started the Greenville, SC-based insurance company in May 2002. Tom Bates joined the firm in August 2004, bringing nearly three decades of experience in the Greenville insurance market.
Since that time, Michael and Tom have leveraged their complementary expertise and 40-plus years of collective experience to build a community-minded organization focused on delivering personalized, local service to our clients.
In 2008 we welcomed John Burnett as Partner and Senior Vice President. John brought more than 30 years experience in the insurance, banking, and aviation management industries as well as many personal and professional connections in the Upstate. With Michael, Tom, and John on the team, Herlong Bates Burnett is well positioned to tackle any challenge our clients face.
Herlong Bates Burnett Insurance, Inc. is a full-service independent insurance agency providing business, personal, health and life insurance products from a variety of trusted companies. A commitment to top-notch service and competitive rates has helped us establish ourselves as a one-stop shop for all our clients’ insurance needs. The flexibility to shop several different providers allows Herlong Bates Burnett to act solely as an advocate for our clients.
It really boils down to relationships. Close relationships with clients allow the professionals at Herlong Bates Burnett to make a sound evaluation of their coverage needs. When it comes time to shop around, the strong rapport Herlong Bates Burnett has established with a number of respected providers enables us to find the right policy at the right price.
Michael, Tom and John are assisted by a strong team of employees, each of whom possesses several years of experience in their respective areas of expertise. The Herlong Bates Burnett team is committed to making the process of choosing the right insurance coverage as easy as possible for our clients by offering on-site visits, quick quote turnarounds, and a periodic review process to ensure their coverage is keeping pace with their changing needs.
We serve many businesses and individuals in Greenville, South Carolina and the Upstate. Even though we enjoy meeting face-to-face with our clients in the Upstate, we are happy to serve clients in other areas of the country. Herlong Bates Burnett is licensed as a non-resident producer in the following states:
I've known Tom for a couple of years when our offices were in the same building. He's a great guy and will get you the best deal possible. He's met with me several times about insurance for our family as I weighed options of my corporate plan verses a self-funded plan. He's always given me honest advice.