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The Power of 212°: The R.L. “Bunny” Oakes, III Recognition Program

  That extra degree makes all the difference TIS Insurance Services Construction Division President R.L. “Bunny” Oakes III, a 30-year member of the Corporate Board and long-time supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, is being honored by the Club through the naming of their new staff recognition program entitled, “The […]

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TIS Insurance Services, Inc. retains Top 100 status

Insurance Journal ranks top agencies nationwide KNOXVILLE, TN – (August, 2016) – TIS Insurance Services, Inc., TIS Insurance Services, Inc. has once again been listed in the Insurance Journal’s Top 100 Independent Insurance Agencies in America listing. The Top 100 list is ranked by total property and casualty (P&C) agency revenue for 2015 and comprises […]

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TIS Insurance Services names two new shareholders

Rob McMillin and John Sims join the ownership team KNOXVILLE, TN – (August 19, 2016) – TIS Insurance Services, Inc., a Top 100 independent insurance agency, recently named Rob McMillin and John Sims as its newest shareholders. “Rob and John have earned ownership in the agency through their hard work, determination, and through the embodiment […]

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TIS Promotes Oakes and Martin to Vice President

Stuart Oakes and Chad Martin – Leading the Construction and Surety Bond Division KNOXVILLE, TN –  July 7, 2016 – TIS Insurance Services, a Top 100 independent insurance agency, announced the promotions of Stuart Oakes and Chad Martin to vice president within the Construction and Surety Bond Division. “I am pleased to announce the promotions […]

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Construction Insurance & Surety Bond Division Industry Newsletter

Construction – Legal Pitfalls of Change Orders and Change Directives The legal experts at Saul Ewing LLP in their article “Top Ten Construction Clauses: Change Orders and Change Directives,” recently published in JD Supra Business Advisor, take a deeper look at legal pitfalls and potential risk mitigation efforts surrounding construction contracts and changes in the scope of work. The […]

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Top 10 OSHA Injury and Illness Recording Mistakes

Curtis Chambers, MS-OSH, CSP, of OSHA Training Services, Inc. recently posted the following OSHA Training blog discussing the Ten Most Common Mistakes Found on OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Forms. February 1st has arrived, which means that you have probably already reviewed your OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping forms for last year, filled out and […]

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Surety Bond Basics

Construction represents about 6.0% of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product, according to the Center for Economic and Policy Research. This $975 billion industry is composed of nearly 798,000 construction companies and 6.2 million workers. According to Biz-Miner, about one in five contractors fails. Contract surety bonds serve to protect the project owner against contractor failure. […]

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Good Leaders Put Others First

by Raymond L. ‘Bunny’ Oakes, III   I truly believe that the main reason we are put on this earth is to serve others and make the world a better place. We have all heard the term, “born leader.” The many traits of a good leader vary from one person to another, but most share […]

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Construction Industry Trends – Great Team Building for Great Success

Team building. It’s been around for a long time. But, for companies to become top contenders in their field, or even just to survive, new ideas and ways to increase productivity are needed. Many organizations have secretly used leadership teams for this purpose. Great leadership teams have been known to “exceed the expectations of the […]

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