Our Story - Legacy and Mission | Zander Insurance

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company story

It starts with a mission.

Our mission? Protect families. It’s what we’ve been doing for nearly 100 years.

From our humble beginnings in 1925 to becoming one of the largest independent agencies in the country, we have held true to that promise. Protecting your family means we are your resource from the moment you pick up the phone, throughout the life of your policy, and beyond.

We’re all about family.

Zander was founded by Herman Zander in 1925. The agency was passed down to his son, Julian M. Zander, who remained active in the business until his death in 1983. Julian “Bud” Zander joined the family agency in 1957 and brought on his son – current CEO Jeff Zander – in 1986. You can probably see where our dedication to family comes from.

We are committed to continuing the family legacy by fostering a culture of service, both within our business and in the community. Zander is proud to have donated millions to dozens of charitable organizations working to support families here in Nashville and throughout the country. One of the causes closest to our heart is the Zander Insurance Life Lessons Scholarship, awarded to a college student who has struggled financially due to the loss of one or both parents without adequate life insurance.

The truth? Insurance can be complicated.

Insurance isn’t exactly intuitive – that’s where we come in. Our Zander Guides are here to help you figure out what you need and how to get it.

That service doesn’t stop after your application is signed. If you need to file a claim – or even just have a question about your policy – we’ll work as your advocate with the insurance companies. This customer service is one of the reasons Dave Ramsey has recommended us to his listeners and used us for all his personal insurance needs for over 20 years. Whether you’re looking for term life, long-term disability, identity theft protection, auto, homeowners, commercial, or group benefits – we’ve got you covered (literally).

The bottom line . . .

The heart of this story? Working with us is different, because we are different. Here’s why:

  • Experience – As a company that has spanned four generations, we have the experience and relationships to give you access to the most competitive rates.
  • Options – More options mean more savings. We shop rates from dozens of top-rated companies to make sure you get the most value for your money.
  • Convenience – When you work with Zander, you pick your path. Whether you want to do business online or need that personal touch, we have options for you.
  • Service – We are 49% employee-owned – that means our team members have a vested interest in your satisfaction.

That’s the Zander Way.