Billy Bush Billy is originally from the Gauley Bridge area of Fayette County. He graduated from WVU Tech in 1989 with a B.S. degree in Business Management and a minor in Economics. Upon graduation, Billy accepted a job with Liberty Life Insurance Company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He worked as an agent and then later, Sales Manager.
President/Agent at Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency
In 1992, Billy moved back to West Virginia to work for The Prudential where he worked until 1999. In 1999 he started an independent insurance agency in Gauley Bridge. In 2001, he purchased EEA Insurance in Oak Hill and operated two agencies before finally moving everything to Oak Hill. In 2005, Billy expanded into the Beckley property & causality market and opened an office on Prince Street. Throughout his career in insurance, Billy specialized in life insurance and property & casualty insurance. He became interested in the commercial side of insurance through a working relationship with Ficon Insurance that eventually developed into a merger. In 2008, Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency, Inc was formed. Billy is the President of the company and works primarily as a commercial agent.
Billy has been married to Sheri Pinion Bush since 1989 and they reside in Oak Hill, WV. Billy has been a high school football and basketball official with the New River Official's Association since 1985. He is also a college football official for the Mountain East Conference. Billy is also an avid golfer and enjoys playing the drums.
Sarah Evans Sarah is our newest member to the Ficon-Bush team, coming on board in April 2016. Originally from Summersville, WV, Sarah graduated from WVU with a B.S. degree in Psychology and Communications and a Masters in Human Resources. Sarah has experience in both Human Resources / Training as well as Business and Marketing development.
Vice President/Agent at Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency
Sarah is the Vice President of the company and will specialize in personal lines, office management and customer service. Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors whether it be relaxing on the lake or by the pool with her family, playing any sport with a ball, mowing grass or chopping firewood. Her true loves include her husband, Toby, Stella – her dog, softball and ICE CREAM!
Connie Rowe Connie Rowe has been employed by Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency since 2008 and has been in the insurance business since 1985.
Personal Lines - Customer Service Representative at Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency
Connie’s goal has always been to treat people like she wants to be treated and to make their insurance experience a pleasant one. She specializes in customer service and has the knowledge to assist you with any situation.
Connie resides in Fayetteville with her husband.
Sara Perkins Sara joined the Ficon-Bush Team in October 2017. She was born and raised in Summersville, WV. Sara has worked as a pre-school teacher at a local church as well as a real estate agent in the Summersville and Beckley area. She also has over 15 years of customer service experience.
Account Executive at Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency
Sara lives in Summersville with her companion, Gary and enjoys spending her spare time with her family (especially the grandkids). She loves being outdoors, gardening and grilling out with family and friends.
Sharon Skaggs Sharon was born and raised in Ansted, WV. She joined Ficon-Bush after the McVey Insurance Agency acquisition in 2016. She has over 30 years of experience and specializes in personal lines customer service. Sharon is a proud member of the Lover’s Leap Baptist Church in Ansted where she plays the organ and can sometimes be found singing in the choir with her husband, Jerrold, and friends. When not at work, or church, Sharon loves spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren!
Personal Lines - Customer Service at Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency
Andrea Bolen Andrea was born and raised in Beckley. She graduated from Mountain State University in 2002 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology, with a minor in Communications. Andrea joined the team at Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency in 2014.
Personal Lines Quotes at Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency
She considers herself a people person that enjoys being able to interact with clients. Andrea aspires to customize the right insurance policy to fit the clients needs with their everyday lifestyles.
Andrea is married to Simon Bolen and they reside in Daniels. They have three dogs; Molly, Duff, and Bayslee. On the weekends, they love to spend their time hiking, skiing, gardening, swimming and grilling out with their family, friends and neighbors.
Kristi Flint Kristi joined the Ficon-Bush team in April of 2012. She graduated from Oak Hill High School in 1993 with a degree in Marketing from Fayette County Vo-tech. Kristi has over 20 years of customer service experience.
Personal Lines Quoting Manager at Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency
Kristi manages our personal lines quoting department out of the Beckley/Mt. Hope office. She can also help you with your life insurance needs!
Kristi lives in the Mt. Hope area with her husband Chuck. She is a proud mother and grandmother. On the weekends she and her husband like to go hiking and whitewater rafting.
Tristen M. Ratliff Tristen is a third-generation insurance agent and is the granddaughter of the late Earl F. Shrewsbery, who owned and operated Earl Shrewsbery Insurance for 40 years. She joined the Ficon-Bush team in April of 2018 and has over 15 years of customer service experience.
Account Executive at Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency
Tristen graduated from Shady Spring High School in 2003 and is currently enrolled at Purdue University online working to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is passionate about helping individual’s with special needs; especially those on the autism spectrum.
Tristen lives in the Mount Hope area with her significant other Matt, and their 4 children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, cook-outs, camping, and photography.
Rod Hedrick Rod Hedrick began his insurance career in December 1980. He started as a life insurance agent and was then promoted to Sales Manager in 1986. He subsequently became licensed in property and casualty, as well as Securities. Rod is the Minister at the Memorial Church of Christ in Princeton, WV. He has 2 children, Sarah and Tim, and 2 "bonus" children, Courtney and Jason. He lives at Grandview with his wife, Carol. When he is not selling insurance or preaching, Rod loves all things outdoors: Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, Camping... Topping the list is just spending time with Carol.
Account Executive at Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency
Lisa Connolly Lisa Connolly joined the team Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency, Inc. in 2010 as both a Personal & Commercial lines agent. She has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry. Lisa is originally from Fairfield County in Connecticut where she attended Sacred Heart University. She has also lived in California and she moved here from myrtle beach, South Carolina. During her career she has been employed in both company, MGA's and agency positions.
Commercial Lines Customer Service at Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency
Her primary goal is to make sure all of our clients have the best coverage available and making sure they receive the service they should come to expect from all Ficon-Bush personnel.
Lisa is married to Craig Connolly. She has a daughter Dori and grandson Jude. When not in the office, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family.
Angela Porterfield Angela Porterfield was born and raised in Saint Albans, WV. She is a graduate of SAHS, Class of 1993. She married her soulmate, Richard, in 1999 and moved to Hurricane, WV onto an 150 acre farm. She enjoys having family and friends over for cookouts and fun. She and Richard love to ride motorcycles and to get outdoors as much as possible. Angela has been in the insurance industry for 10 years and loves her job!
Customer Service Representative at Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency
John Mills We welcomed John to the Ficon-Bush team in July 2011, he joins us with 20 years of sales experience. John has built his personal life and career on treating people with respect, truthfulness, level of service that he would expect for himself and a strong belief in God.
Agent at Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency
In his free time, John enjoys officiating high school football, baseball and basketball. He was recently honored to serve as an official for the 2011 WV Girls State Basketball Tournament in Charleston.
John works out of our Oak Hill office.
Paige Gwinn Paige Gwinn has been appointed as an agent with Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency in their Beckley, WV office. She will be specializing in Commercial Insurance, as well as offering all other products the agency offers such as auto, home, life and annuities.
Agent at Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency
Paige Gwinn has almost 10 years experience in the insurance industry. She has worked with such companies as Aflac and Erie Insurance as a sales agent, and most recently was the principal agent for Gwinn Insurance Agency in Hinton, WV for three and a half years.
Paige is fully licensed in Property and Casualty and Life and Health in West Virginia. She has a B.A. in Communication Studies from Hollins University and a M.A. from Marshall University in Sociology. Also, she has extensive corporate training in Commercial, Workers Compensation, and Life Insurance.
Paige currently resides in Beckley, WV.
George W. Reeves III George W. Reeves, III goes by “G.W.” and is a native Charlestonian. He was educated in the city schools and graduated from Charleston High School. G.W. earned a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University in 1965.
Retired CEO/Agent at Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency
Upon graduation, G.W. went to work for Shoney’s Big Boy, Inc. in management. In 1971, G.W. left the restaurant industry to become a life agent with the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company and the Fred N. Kellmeyer Agency of Charleston, WV. In the mid 1970s, G.W. became an independent agent. By 1980, G.W. founded what became Ficon Insurance Agency, Inc. G.W has over 40 years of experience in the industry.
G.W. is married to Donna Miller and between them they have four grown children andtfour grandchildren. G.W. and Donna, are very involved in their church, Rock Lake Presbyterian Church in South Charleston, WV. They both sing in the Rock Lake choir. They enjoy traveling and spending time with their grandchildren and their family. Donna likes to read, quilt, and needlepoint. G.W. likes to play in the dirt as a would-be gardener.
Sam & Lynn McVey Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency welcomed McVey's Insurance Agency into our family in August of 2016.
Retired owners of McVey's Insurance at Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency
Sam and Lynn McVey, owners of McVey’s Insurance Agency, are from Ansted in Fayette County. Sam graduated from WVU Tech in 1968 with a B.S. degree in Math. He taught math at Fayetteville High School from 1968 – 1972 and Nuttall High School from 1972 – 1978. While attending college and teaching, he helped his dad with the insurance business, taking it over full time in 1978. He worked his way to become a licensed independent insurance producer and sold numerous lines of insurance from several different insurance carriers. In 1979, he and Lynn opened a real estate agency, Southern Realty, where he was a realtor and broker. Throughout the years, Lynn worked in the insurance and real estate business while raising three children. She started working full time in 1994 and was a realtor and licensed insurance agent. They are members of Lover’s Leap Baptist Church where Sam has served as a trustee and deacon, and both have been Sunday School Teachers and Youth Group Leaders. Sam was a member of the Ansted Lions Club and Lynn served on the Ansted Town Council. Sam and Lynn married in 1967 and are the proud parents of Kim, Greg, and Dustin. They have enjoyed travelling to exciting places such as Tahiti, Bahamas, and Alaska. Now they are happy to start retirement and enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren when they come home to visit.
Kim and her husband, Sonny, reside in the eastern panhandle of WV. Kim graduated from WVU Tech with B.S. degrees in Accounting and Business Management. She has an exciting career working for the US Department of Justice. Kim and Sonny enjoy travelling and spending time with Sonny’s grown children, Ashlee and Chip, and their dogs. They are active in their church and community.
Greg and his wife, Conli, reside at Fort Meade, Maryland, where he serves as a Chaplain in the US Army. Greg graduated from Liberty University and received Masters degrees from Liberty Seminary. Greg and Conli have three children, Ashley, Lexi, and Shane. They enjoy travelling and sightseeing, and of course, Mountaineer football!
Dustin and his wife, Tasha, reside in Ansted. Dustin graduated from BridgeValley Community and Technical College with an A.A.S. Board of Governors degree. He worked in the family business from 2006 until June 2016, as a licensed insurance producer and realtor. He currently serves in the United States Air Force. Dustin and Tasha have two children, Sailor and Cyris. They are very active in their church and community, and enjoy sports, lifting weights and time with family.
Sharon Skaggs started working as the secretary for McVey’s Insurance Agency and Southern Realty in June 1984. She became a licensed insurance agent in 1991 and recently decided to retire. She is married to Jerrold Skaggs and they have three children, six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. She sang with the King's Harmony Quartet for approximately 42 years and has served as pianist/organist at Lover’s Leap Baptist Church for 55 years as well as singing in the church choir.