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J. Barnes & Company is an Independent Insurance Agency established in 1954. We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with our customers through practical solutions and exceptional customer service. J. Barnes & Company is a firm of proven professionals; caring, and conscientious people, the kind of people you can depend on. We have a commitment to maintain a high standard of excellence in all we do and to establish a firm relationship of mutual trust and service with each of our clients. As a family owned and operated agency we emphasize customer satisfaction and long term relationships with our carriers as well as our customers.

As independent agents, we don't work for any one insurance company; we provide coverage from several different companies.  This allows us to find you the best possible unbiased coverage for your needs - and at a competitive price.

J. Barnes & Company was founded as Madison-Old Hickory Insurance in 1954 in Madison, TN. The Independent Agency served the surrounding areas indicative of the agency’s name sake for decades providing Fire, Auto, Business and Life Insurance to the community while gaining a reputation for honesty and expertise.

Today J. Barnes & Company is based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Continuing to grow with a focus on knowledge and experience J. Barnes & Company has established itself well in the Commercial Insurance market. Today we market to individual businesses on a one on one basis, selecting only those clients that fit our areas of expertise. We strive to first completely understand our client’s specific business needs in order to provide accurate coverages and sound advice.