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About Us 


John Watts started the agency in 1974.  Bob Dawson merged his agency with John’s in 1984.  Shelly Levine, V.P. of Operations,  joined the company in 1985 and became a partner in 2005 as the company enjoyed steady growth.   We are a full lines Independent Insurance Agency  specializing in Homeowner, Automobile, Business, Life and Health Insurance.   We have purchased 5 additional agencies  in the last 8 years and currently have an office in Temple Terrace and Brandon and plans to potentially open more locations this year.   Our agency specializes in Habitational Property Insurance and writes throughout central Florida.  We currently insure about 16,000 homes and can cover a travel trailer or a million dollar home.  We have a particular expertise in the Condominium and Homeowner Association  industry,  having hundreds of them currently on our books but we can write insurance on just about any kind of business.  Due to our high tech rating software, we can shop rates for Homeowner Insurance with over 20 carriers and 15 Auto brand name carriers in a matter of minutes to find our clients the best coverage and rates available.  Our highly experienced, licensed staff of 15 agents and customer service representatives have an average of 15 years employment with Watts, Dawson.  We want people to ask us insurance questions, whether they are current clients or not.  We also work with individuals and businesses on their life insurance, retirement strategies and benefits.  We are pleased to have been awarded Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year for 2010 and the readership of The Tampa Tribune voted us Best of Northeast Insurance Agency in 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013 and bronze placement in Brandon and North Tampa in 2013. 

Being independent allows us to quote insurance premiums from many different companies to find the best service & prices available to you. Over the years, we have gained the expertise to match the right person to the right insurance company. This is our strength. We offer a complete evaluation of your insurance needs by matching your requirements with a total insurance solution.

Our office is staffed with bright, intelligent people, who have many years of experience providing service above and beyond the call of duty. Our clients are busy individuals and families who seek convenient, personal, affordable and hassle-free solutions for all of their insurance needs.

We serve the insurance needs of thousands of individuals, families and businesses. Not only do most of our clients renew their policies, they also refer their friends. You can visit us here 24 hours a day, or call our office during business hours. You'll be pleased you did.