A Chance Worth Taking

Category: "Inspire" Stories

Date: October 15, 2020

On the “Inspire” podcast we heard from our new Integrity Partners and good friends, Ed and Beverly Shackelford, co-owners of The Assurance Group.

Like all successful people, Ed and Beverley have worked very hard to achieve their goals. Ed shared the story of how he started working as a mechanic at textile plants near his North Carolina home. Realizing that he and Beverly wanted more from life, Ed took and passed the insurance exam — and then the two of them took a chance by starting a new company out of their garage.

That chance has paid off in a big way. Over thirty years later, Ed and Beverly have built an incredible business and legacy that they’re proud to share with their twin daughters, Brooke and Brittany. Above is a great shot of Ed from his mechanic days, before he made the move to insurance.

And here’s a recent photo of the Shackelford family:

Blue Devil - Shackelfords

It’s always inspiring to hear about stories of courage and success from great people like Ed and Beverly. We couldn’t be more honored to welcome them into the Integrity family!

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