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Published Friday, October 11, 2019 10:00 am

David Hodges, Jr., a notable Jacksonville entrepreneur known for his work at Hodges Motor Company, has partnered with Blake Rhodes, a local independent insurance agency owner, to launch a new insurance agency: 925 Partners Insurance. The new agency offers personal and commercial insurance, including employee benefits, to serve the growing industries and families in Jacksonville and its surrounding areas. 


Hodges and Rhodes are eager to grow their newly founded company organically and through acquisitions in the future. The agency shows early success in its first five months with more than 300 new clients and more than $500,000 in new business premiums. 


“We saw a need in Jacksonville for an insurance agency that focuses on small to mid-size businesses,” Hodges said. “Most commercially focused agencies pour all their resources into big business accounts, and many personal line-driven agencies are not equipped to fully meet the needs of mid-size companies. That leaves a significant segment of the middle market underserved for their risk management needs,” Rhodes added. 


925 Partners is focused on providing a big-business level of service to mid-size businesses in North Florida.


Hodges and Rhodes are focused on building a company culture where every associate is valued as a partner. They have assembled an accomplished staff consisting of:

  • Annete Herman, commercial insurance specialist

  • Caleb Davis, personal protection adviser, former owner of Bold City Insurance 

  • Sarah Lane, director of agency development, formerly of the Florida Theatre

  • Evan Orth, commercial account executive, a recent graduate from the University of South Alabama 

Hodges and Rhodes will continue to grow their team to meet the needs of their clients as the agency continues to rapidly grow, helping to create local jobs. 


925 Partners has plans to contribute financially to the Jacksonville community that fostered Hodges’ and Rhodes’ success. The duo has planned donations to nonprofits, ministries and local sponsorships for the 2020 fiscal year.


925 Partners Insurance Agency has provided clients with personal and commercial insurance and employee benefits since April 2019. The company name originates from Luke 9:25 – “For what is a man profited if he gain the whole world and lose himself?” Visit for more information and an insurance quote.



Hannah Feran

Axia Public Relations for 925 Partners Insurance Agency

(561) 573-8496