The Buckner Co., a commercial insurance agency based in Ogden, Utah, has entered Idaho by opening an office at 960 Pier View Drive, Idaho Falls.
The company liked the stability of the Idaho Falls economy, CEO Terry Buckner said, and saw an opportunity to work with two of the city’s seasoned insurance managers, Bradley Nielson and Douglas Ball, who will co-manage the office.
Nielson previously managed Hub International Insurance. Ball came to the Buckner Co. after the expiration of an 18-month non-compete agreement with his previous employer, The Hartwell Corp.
Buckner Co. sells commercial insurance products, and property and casualty insurance for construction, agricultural and general commercial businesses.
The agency probably will add eight to 10 people in the Idaho Falls office over the next two years, Buckner said. Eight full-time employees now work in the office.
Buckner Co. leased the space from Ball Ventures, a company owned by Ball, and has an option to lease contiguous space for expansion, Buckner said. A grand opening is set for April 6.