Agent Spotlight- Meeks Insurance
Until recently I had not had the privilege to sit down with Brent and Beth Meeks and just talk. They own three insurance agencies, and two real estate companies, honestly, they are extremely busy people. If you drive past their office in Vincennes on a Saturday or Sunday, you are sure to see their vehicles in the parking lot. If I had to use one word to describe these two it would be, driven.
You get it, they work a lot. But sit down with them for a few minutes and you will immediately see, family is the most important thing to them. Brent and Beth have been married for 26 years. We all laughed when they couldn't believe it had been that long...that is a LONG time. Brent's parents have almost been married for 50 years. In today's world, that is hard to find. Brent was born and raised in Knox County, and Beth was born and raised in Lawrenceville. One of my favorite parts about my time with these two was finding out what Beth did after she graduated high school...keep reading, I will get to that. They have two daughters, Payton and Chelsea. It was so refreshing hearing Brent and Beth talk about their children. They are very proud of both girls, as they should be.
Chelsea recently joined her parent’s team working at Meeks. I was impressed to learn that she played professional basketball in Germany. Both Brent and Beth had so many wonderful things to say about both girls. From their intelligence, work ethic, athletic abilities, and most importantly, their hearts. I was excited to Meet Payton during my interview. She was extremely sweet and definitely a huge help organizing files in the Meeks office. Beth said," Payton is your girl when you need to rid stuff out!" Payton is a sophomore in College and plays for the golf team, she helps her parents out on her college breaks.
Let’s talk about their business.
1. What are some positive and negative aspects of owning your own businesses?
Brent- You can have the freedom to leave when you want to leave, but at the same time, sometimes you have to be here when you don’t want to be. I enjoy the day to day stuff, and the interaction with people in the community.
2. Tell me more about your business?
Beth-We opened up a scratch insurance agency on May 1st, 2002. I had been in real estate twenty years before we opened Meeks. At times, with the girls’ sports schedule, we were always busy, always on the go. I drove the bus, and Brent coached. We met so many of our clients and employees through the years at sporting events. It has really been a nice ride. When it comes to work, I drive the business in and Brent takes care of it. We are in the business to help people find the perfect fit for them, we aren’t selling just to sell. We want to help people.
3.What is one of your favorite things about Knox County?
Beth-Raising a family.
4.What is one of your favorite restaurants in the area?
Beth and Brent- Gilberts. They have good food for extremely reasonable prices and something for everyone.
5. What is something not many know about you two?
Beth- Brent is the decorator. I say do whatever you like when it comes to decorating. I drove a semi for a year and a half after she graduated high school. It was definitely an experience.
We finished up our interview talking about shopping, you can’t end on a better note. The Meeks plan to take a family trip to one of my favorite boutiques, Glamour Farms, located in Louisville, Illinois ( I hear their daughter, Payton, is the shopper). It was truly a pleasure sitting down with Brent and Beth. Check them out below, and visit their Facebook page.
Meeks Insurance/ Meeks Real Estate
2402 Hart Street, Vincennes, IN 47591
W & F Burton Realty & Insurance
102 Main Street, Princeton, IN 47670
Pemberton Insurance & Benefits
402 E. Hwy 68, Haubstadt, IN 47639