With over 35 years of highly specialized experience in equipment, our founder recognized a need for better protection for equipment dealers and their customers that goes beyond certificates of insurance. James Ricker, founder of J.T. Bates Insurance Group, developed a program that is tailored to the needs of equipment dealers and renters, and launched Rental Equipment Protection™ under his family-owned insurance business.

And the business keeps on growing. By focusing on the needs of our customers, J.T. Bates Insurance Group continues to build relationships with one satisfied client after another. It’s a business of which we are proud, and it shows in every interaction. At J.T. Bates Insurance Group, we esteem family-owned values while maintaining a national footprint, and the entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to client service that sparked our company’s beginnings are what drive our growth today.


Rental Equipment Protection™ (REP)

Extended Warranty through Protect My Iron™

Straight|Docs Compliance Services including certificate management

Physical Damage Protection™(PDP)