A young man started his high school career walking into Coach Bates office to introduce himself, he walked out of that same office 4 years later having won a state championship, even more than that he learned how to be a hardworking trustworthy young man that his teammates and moving forward his family can depend on. Shortly after, around 1979 Coach Bates (Bob) was finishing a meeting with families in his small town of Colton, going over some ideas that would help protect the loved ones of the community when that same young man that he had coached for four years comes running up to Bob and says "coach! my wife and I are starting a family and we want to hear your ideas about life insurance." Bob was proud of the young man and his wife for what they had become, he was happy to help.
Fast forward to 2014, Nick, Bob's son is introduced to the business, ironically at the same age as Bob when he started. Nick, currently in Alpharetta, GA flies back home to Colton, WA to work with Bob from time to time. Nick listens to stories about all the families that his father has guided over the past 41 years the football players that played for him, students that were taught by him, friends and family that trust him. Now today, they are benefiting from the guidance they received back in the 80's. Nick notices quickly that these stories are not all about helping clients they are about the people that Bob cares about and wants to see happy. So when it's time to supplement your retirement income or when tragedy strikes and you need answers regarding the next steps with your life insurance policy wouldn't you want someone that takes the time to get to know you because they care. When Bob travels around discussing new products on the market, what jumps out the most is how charismatic he is with everyone he meets. A small town business feel with big goals for your families future.