In 1961, Earl Scarborough left his position as an assistant football and baseball coach at his alma mater, the University of Florida, to start an insurance agency from scratch. His wife was his lone assistant and they shared a desk in their home as they tried to build a Life and Health Insurance practice. Like everything else in his life, he found success through a combination of hard work and determination and had a robust life insurance practice by 1972 when his oldest son, Rick Scarborough, joined him in business after graduating from UF.
Rick expanded the agency’s scope of services by entering into the Property & Casualty insurance business. The agency grew with time both organically and by the acquisition of other local agencies. In 1996, Rick’s son, Brian Scarborough, joined the agency after graduating from UF, making Scarborough Insurance a third generation family business. Earl Scarborough retired in 2007 and passed away in 2011. Today, Rick and Brian own the agency and are joined by 23 other employees.
Our first 50 years in business have been exceptional and we are so grateful to the employees and clients that have made our business so successful. We look forward to growing and making new relationships in the next 50 years.