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Columbia

Since the late 1940s, AssuredPartners’ Columbia offices have been serving the insurance needs of individuals and businesses across the Southeast. We serve all industries and all lines of coverage including personal insurance, commercial insurance and employee benefits.

Over the last several years AssuredPartners has acquired four different agencies headquartered in the Columbia area – First Carolina, Davis-Garvin Agency, Greater South Insurance Agency and Odom, Scruggs & Associates. By combining each agency with AssuredPartners, we are able to provide our clients with the best of both worlds – the rich history, expertise and heritage of the local privately held broker coupled with the tools and resources of one of the largest brokers in the world. Our main focus has always been and continues to be to serve each client to the best of our ability. To enhance that focus; with each acquisition we have been able to bring experts in a variety of fields to our team. While we work with all industries and all types of coverage, our specialties include:

We offer customized insurance solutions and risk management plans catered to your specific industry. Regardless of whether you are looking for a new insurance partner today, spend some time with us to understand our unique offerings for current and future insurance and risk management needs.

Contact the AssuredPartners Columbia team at (803) 732-0060 to learn more about protecting your business and personal assets.

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Chris Daves


Agency President


As Agency Principal since 2018, Chris leads the team in Columbia SC. AP Columbia is committed to providing proactive insurance solutions to help customers drive their insurance costs versus being at the mercy of the insurance marketplace. Chris, along with his claims, loss control, and mod management teams, help CEO’s and CFO’s be in control of their insurance spend.

Chris started in the insurance industry straight out of the College of Charleston in 1996, with Davis-Garvin Insurance Agency, which was purchased by AssuredPartners in 2012. Chris currently holds the following designations: Accredited Advisor in Insurance, Associate in Insurance Production, Certified Builders Insurance Agent, Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist, and Certified Workers Compensation Counselor.