Our latest Agency Checklist comes courtesy of Geoffrey A. Gordon, CFP, CIC, CRM of the Andrew G. Gordon Insurance Agency. The Gordon family has owned and operated Gordon Insurance for over 50 years, with Mr. Gordon’s father buying the agency in the early 1950’s. In 1987, Geoff bought out his father and working alongside his wife has grown and expanded the agency to the point where they have outgrown their original office space.
With that realization, Mr. Gordon decided to look for new a new home for Gordon Insurance last year. After looking high and low, however, he found that it would be impossible for him to remain in Norwell center. So, with more than a little trepidation, he began to think outside the box in order to find the right space. The result was the purchase of an entire office building on Route 53 in Norwell. The purchase which turned him from a tenant to a landlord has allowed his agency to stay in the same town, while giving his business the much needed space to grow.
But, as anyone who owns a small business can attest to, the prospect of moving a business while still running it can be daunting to say the least. Add to that purchasing a building and building-out the office space and you have the makings for quite a learning curve. After successfully making the move to his new office space, Mr. Gordon thought other agents might benefit from his experiences and so decided to share them in a checklist. We did too.
To read more about what he has to say, please click on the link below…