Jim Brandt began his insurance career in 1980 as an adjuster in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, shortly after graduating from LSU with a degree in speech. He moved to Orlando in 1991 with Republic Insurance Group, and several years later was chosen to establish an East Coast independent insurance agency for Countrywide Insurance Services. After building that agency into one of the largest, most successful in the United States, Jim left to begin his own agency: Sun Insurance Services in 2003. Jim led Sun to quick growth through innovative partnerships with national mortgage companies, by leveraging technology to achieve operating efficiencies, and by choosing knowledgeable, experienced agents committed to customer service. Jim grew up in Cleveland, Baltimore and New Orleans, and left family and friends in each location. He loves his family, classic rock, movies of all genres, the LSU Tigers, the New Orleans Saints, the Baltimore Orioles, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and the Orlando Magic. He and his wife, Dee, have three grown children: Jamie, Patrick and Chris and two beautiful granddaughters, Aubrey and Hannah.