Hard work is second nature to native Tennessean, Kelvin Douglas. While studying computer science at Fayetteville Tech in North Carolina, he was also serving in the army and stationed at Fort Bragg. After serving his three-year stint, Kelvin returned home and joined the 861st Reserve Unit. He was deployed with his unit to Saudi Arabia for Desert Storm in 1991, then was deployed to Turkey as a participant in
Operation Provide Comfort. Through this military effort, he helped provide food and supplies to Kurdish refugees targeted by Saddam Hussein. After separating from the military, he worked in the convenience store industry, servicing 25 to 30 stores per week and keeping a long schedule that would exhaust most people. Eventually, however, he decided to pursue a career in the life and health insurance industry. His trademark willingness to work hard quickly brought him accolades from his insurance company, and he repeatedly won sales associate awards and qualification for annual sales conferences. In 2002, he began working with a local agency, and helped grow this scratch agency to $2.5 million in annualized premium from all lines of business. He has also obtained his securities license in order to provide his clients with solutions to their financial goals. After taking over the agency, he increased sales by over 40 percent from the year prior. In time, however, he came to realize that he would be best able to serve his clients as an independent insurance and financial advisor and in 2011 opened his independent agency, Douglas & Associates. In March of 2016 Kelvin merged Douglas & Associates with Justin Lanier of Lanier Insurance Agency a former employee whom he mentored over the past years to form Douglas & Lanier Agency Inc.
Kelvin is licensed to sell property and casualty, life, health and financial products. Active in his community, he is a member of the Westwood Church of Christ, Chamber of Commerce of McMinnville, the Middle Tennessee Nursery Association, and the Tennessee Landscaping Association. Father of two adult daughters, he enjoys exercising, running, kayaking and riding motorcycles.
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