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FANTASTIC FOUR: JT Bates Group Earns 4th Straight Fast 50 Award

By Seth Hird | Posted on October 20, 2020

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We are blessed to announce that JT Bates Group has earned the 14th spot on Columbus Business First Fast 50 2020 list! It is an honor for us to be recognized as a thriving company and be included with many other outstanding Ohio companies!

A Word From CEO, Jayme Bates

Jayme Bates, CEO of JT Bates Group

“This year has been full of unexpected challenges,” said Bates. “However, along with the challenges of 2020, also came many opportunities for growth. I am extremely proud of our team for weathering the storms of 2020 and becoming more diverse than ever.”

“However, along with the challenges of 2020, also came many opportunities for growth.”

– Jayme Bates

“We strive to glorify God by providing superior products to our customers and meaningful work for our employees,” stated Bates. “Being recognized by Columbus Business First Fast 50 is such an honor. However, serving our employees and customers well is our continual and better reward.”

JT Bates Group – Diversity and Opportunity

Since 2010, JT Bates Group has provided the highest quality products for our customers. New in 2020, Rental Shield provides coverage to individuals and contractors that cannot otherwise obtain coverage. Rental Shield, along with REP and StraightDocs, offers our customers a full line of solutions.

JT Bates Group founder, Jim Ricker, also started an insurance consulting firm, Ricker+Associates, a consulting firm specializing in insurance programs for heavy equipment dealers. Ricker+Associates is currently hiring a National Insurance Program Developer. If you strive to create long-standing business relationships and want meaningful work, reach out to Jim at or message us on LinkedIn.


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