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Ensuring dreams and securing tomorrows.

What began in St. Petersburg as a small insurance company has flourished into a nationwide niche insurer, recognized for its supreme customer service and efficiency. Bankers Financial Corporation oversees six unique businesses providing services ranging from home, flood and business insurance, sureties, risk management, human resource solutions and more. As the country’s largest surety provider to the commercial bail bond industry and one of the first companies admitted into the government’s National Flood Insurance Program, Bankers Financial is innovative about protecting interests on all levels. Headquartered in St. Pete, the company currently serves 2.6 million customers nationally. Maintaining social responsibility as a core value, BFC has a generous volunteer program which allows employees sixteen hours of paid time to be spent giving back to the community. Additional, each year staff takes part in Impact Week, which devotes resources to two local charities.

Company Overview

Company Name

Bankers Financial Corporation

Year Established


Number of Employees



From its start in 1976 as a Property & Casualty and Surety carrier, Bankers has grown to encompass an array of businesses, known collectively as Bankers Financial Corporation. Today, BFC companies serve the insurance industry, homeowners, business owners, the criminal justice system, builders, and investors, protecting the interests of people and businesses across the country, ensuring dreams and securing tomorrows.

Awards & Accolades

Best Marketing Promotion by Supplier or Industry Partner 2018 by NSMC Bronze Stevie Award 2016 for Female Executive of the Year in Consumer Services Tampa Bay Business Journal’s List of Top Private Companies in 2015 #22 out of 200 Brighthouse Regional Business Award Winner

Core values/mission statement

We engage in profitable businesses for the purpose of enhancing the lives of our people, providing value to our customers and positively impacting our communities.

Company Leadership

Founder and Director

40 years ago a young entrepreneur named Bob celebrated his birthday by investing the proceeds of a real estate transaction into what was then known as Bankers Fire and Casualty Company to launch a new firm, Bankers Insurance Company. Many business leaders questioned the move. But Bob, as he has demonstrated throughout his life, remained undeterred. Per the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, Bankers Insurance Company commenced business on June 11, 1976. Our first home stood on 34th Street in St. Petersburg.

Dr. John A. Strong


John Strong is the CEO and Chairman of the Board for Bankers Financial Corporation and its affiliates and subsidiaries. He has served at the executive level of the insurance industry for nearly a decade following an accomplished career as a medical doctor turned business leader of the premier provider of medical diagnostic imaging services in North Carolina’s Triad.

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