Little Rock Soiree

Best Insurance Agents 2015

Charlie Hadfield, CIC

Hadfield Agency, Inc.

500-D Pleasant Valley Drive, Suite 101  |  Little Rock  |  72227  |  (501) 224-3300  |

Insurance runs in Charlie Hadfield’s blood. He has had 16 years experience in a company that’s turning 69 this year. Charlie has lived in Little Rock his whole life, having graduated from Central High School and the University of Arkansas. He and his wife, Paige, have two daughters, Ava, 8, and Lila, 5. His motivation comes from his family and competitive nature, but it doesn’t hurt that he’s also a perfectionist. Pleasing people is what he loves to do.

How long have you been in the business? I have personally been in the insurance industry as a licensed agent for 16 years now and have also been a certified insurance counselor for six years. This business runs in my blood. My grandfather started running our agency after his return from WWII in 1946, and my father followed, joining the agency in 1980. Our company celebrates its 69th anniversary this year.

What lines of insurance do you write? Business, auto, home and life

What is a type of coverage consumers often forget to purchase? I typically see people make the wrong choice about their insurance due to a lack of education and understanding of the industry as a whole. One of the most common misconceptions I run across is people seem to think insurance is a one-size-fits-all product. Like any product or service, there are differences from every company. People seem to forget these are legal contracts between you and the insurer. Each contract is written differently, which is why there are differences in cost from one company to another. Insurance is like anything — you get what you pay for. So the cheapest isn’t generally the best. Remember, insurance is about risk transfer for a rate. The cheapest rate might mean you aren’t transferring as much risk as you thought to the insurance company.

Last book read? Trade journals, for the most part

Apps you can’t live without? I love my checkbook app and Instagram

How would you spend a day off it you had it? We would sleep in, Paige and I would workout, then do some type of outdoor family activity.