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Jerome and Summey was founded in 1934 by P. Jerry Jerome and his sister-in-law, Rowena Summey. As a business man, Mr. Jerome saw the need for a local insurance agency to provide coverage for the many homes being built in Brevard.

In 1959, the growing agency moved to larger quarters in what was then the Brevard Savings and Loan Building at 132 South Caldwell Street. In 1971, the Agency was purchased by Jerry Hart Jerome and Carlene Jerome. For continuity, they retained the Jerome and Summey name. In 1980 the agency moved into a newly-constructed addition at the same address, where it remains today.

In 1997, the insurance agency was purchased by Phillip and Patti Jerome. Today, the agency continues to grow in Western North Carolina, Upstate South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Jerome and Summey is firmly commited to the community, supporting the arts, education and many other local organizations.


J. Phillip Jerome, CIC - Principal and President of Jerome and Summey Insurance Agency. Phillip has a B.S. degree from Appalachian State University, is a graduate of the Southeastern Insurance Institute and a member of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors. He is a licensed agent, also broker, and has been with Jerome and Summey since 1982.
Patti Jerome - Principal and Officer in Charge of Accounting Department. Patti has a B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee. She is a licensed agent and has been with Jerome and Summey since 1985.
Carlene Jerome - Prior Principal of Jerome and Summey and Agent. Carlene has been with the agency since graduating from Brevard College. Carlene is a licensed agent and she assist with Bond needs.
Sharon Salter, CISR - North Carolina Licensed Agent. Sharon is a licensed agent in Personal Lines. She writes insurance in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Sharon has recently received the designation of CISR. She joined Jerome and Summey in 2005.
Sue Giordano - North Carolina Licensed Agent. Sue is a licensed agent in Personal Lines. Sue also has her Associates Degree in Office Administration. She joined Jerome and Summey in 2011, and is also licensed to write in Florida.
Sissy Henderson, CISR - Commercial Lines Accounts Manager. Sissy is a licensed NC and SC agent with over 25 years of Property and Casualty experience, in both personal and commercial lines. She joined Jerome and Summey in 2013.
Kathi Roe - Front Desk Receptionist. Kathi joined Jerome and Summey in October of 2014, as a part-time employee. She assists cusstomers, and our staff in various administrative duties.

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