Smart Choice Named by Inc. Magazine as One of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies

Mary Ann Smith | August 24, 2021

Smart Choice was named by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest growing private companies. This is the 3rd consecutive year Smart Choice has appeared on the Inc. 5000 list with three-year revenue growth of 80%. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“The entire team has worked relentlessly to garner the business results that again propelled us to the Inc. 5000 honors in what was a very challenging year”, said Andrew Caldwell, president of Smart Choice. “Within our own industry, we also enjoy the honor of being the fastest growing insurance network.”

The momentum of 2020 has transitioned well into 2021 for Smart Choice with over 600 agents joining the network in the first half of 2021. These new agency partners exemplify the full range of independent agencies from scratch start-ups to multi-office agency groups. Independent agents recognize the value of partnering with a network founded by an independent agent -- that offers what is considered as the most agent-friendly agreement available. Smart Choice also offers the support and services of local State Directors and Territory Managers that work closely with agencies to expand their offerings and grow their book of business.

“Partnering with Smart Choice has had a HUGE impact. I have grown my business far more than I could have expected and it was because Smart Choice provided access to the markets needed to be successful”, said Tammy Lamberth, owner of Lamberth Insurance Services. “Our Smart Choice Territory Manager (TM) is amazing, and I knew that he would help me become successful in a challenging insurance environment. My agency would not be where it is today if it wasn’t for Smart Choice and my TM.”

Mary Ann Smith