With over thirty years of highly specialized experience in equipment, company founder James Ricker identified a need for a company that provides comprehensive physical damage coverage and enhanced equipment dealers insurance programs. For those reasons, he founded JT Bates Insurance Group, a company that values integrity over profit and always puts our clients–our strategic partners–first. At JT Bates Insurance Group, we call this You First. The entire team at JT Bates Insurance Group embraces You First in all that we do. By fostering relationships and working with only “A” rated carriers to ensure superior risk management product quality, JT Bates Insurance Group continues to delight one satisfied client after another. And the business keeps growing. From rental to leasing and certificate management, JT Bates Insurance Group designs the products that help equipment dealers and rental houses grow their businesses and manage risk.