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Affordable Home Insurance

Affordable Home Insurance (AHI) is one of northwest Florida's leading independent agencies. Under the leadership of its founder, Dennis Gagnon Jr., AHI has been instrumental to Centauri's growth in the Florida Panhandle. “Dennis Gagnon and his team have been incredible partners to Centauri and have exceeded my expectations since becoming their sales manager in June. I am excited to see what we can accomplish together in 2021.” said Dwayne Williamson, North FL Regional Sales Manager.

Company culture plays an important part in the agency and is one of the reasons why it is so successful. Dennis Gagnon, AHI's president, says "We want the agency to feel like family. We probably spend more time with our colleagues at the office than our own families at home so it is important to enjoy the people we work with."

​​Learn more about this outstanding agency partner:

Dennis P. Gagnon Jr., President

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Fast Facts About Affordable Home Insurance

LOCATION


Miramar Beach, Florida




# OF EMPLOYEES


45




YEAR AGENCY STARTED


2006




YEAR CENTAURI PARTNERSHIP BEGAN


2015




AGENCY HISTORY


Affordable Home Insurance was founded in 2006 by Dennis P. Gagnon Jr. in Destin, FL. As the business florished, Dennis hired friends and family to join him on his insurance adventure. Over 14 years later, AHI has grown to employ 45 people spread over 2 locations in Miramar Beach and Panama City.




AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS


2015 Best of the Emerald Coast – Insurance Agency

2019 True North Award – Organic growth of 13.5%

2019 Vanguard Award – Exceptional Shareholder Return

2019 Passionate Stewardship Award - Commitment to the Local Community




ADDITIONAL FUN FACTS


In 2012, AHI started the Affordable Home Insurance Charities Foundation (AHICF), which proudly sponsors local and national non-profit organizations. To raise money, AHI holds an annual golf tournament that many of their business partners sponsor and participate in. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit earlier this year, AHICF turned their attention to supporting small businesses in their community by purchasing meals from locally owned restaurants for medical personnel, first responders and teachers in Okaloosa and Walton Counties.