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  • Basic Information

  • Company
    Balamguard Insurance, LLC
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  • What is your "why"? Why do you do what you do?
    BalamGuard Insurance is driven by a profound commitment to safeguarding the future of its clients and strengthening community ties. The "why" behind BalamGuard Insurance stems from Gerald Holton’s dedication to service, both as a veteran and a former educator, which has instilled in him a deep sense of responsibility to protect and empower others.

    The company operates on the principle that insurance is not just a business transaction, but a vital service that provides peace of mind and security to individuals and families. Inspired by the Mayan jaguar, or 'Balam,' which symbolizes protection and strength, BalamGuard seeks to embody these qualities by offering comprehensive, tailored insurance solutions that address the unique needs of each client.

    BalamGuard’s mission extends beyond providing insurance; it’s about creating a lasting impact in the community, educating clients to make informed decisions, and building trust through integrity and transparency. The goal is to ensure that every client feels supported and confident in their ability to navigate life’s uncertainties, knowing they have a steadfast protector in their corner.

    Ultimately, BalamGuard Insurance does what it does because of a genuine desire to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives, combining ancient wisdom with modern insurance practices to secure a safer, more resilient future for all.
  • About me
    I am Gerald Holton, the founder of BalamGuard Insurance, where our mission extends beyond the typical insurance offerings. Rooted in my diverse experiences as a veteran, former special education teacher, and youth sports coach, I founded BalamGuard with a deep commitment to community, protection, and empowerment.

    Early Life and Education
    Growing up in southwestern Ohio, I was instilled with a strong sense of duty and commitment from an early age. After my military service, I pursued a career in special education, driven by a passion for making a meaningful impact and believing in the transformative power of education.

    Career Journey
    For 18 years, I dedicated myself to teaching special education, where my approach was characterized by patience and insight. Parallel to my teaching career, I coached youth sports, imparting values of teamwork, resilience, and integrity to young athletes, which has profoundly influenced my approach to business and leadership.

    Founding BalamGuard Insurance
    Inspired by the Mayan jaguar, or 'Balam,' symbolizing strength and protection, I established BalamGuard Insurance. My vision was to create a company that goes beyond traditional insurance services—one that serves as a community partner, providing not only protection but also peace of mind to our clients.

    Philosophy and Vision
    My philosophy is straightforward: treat every client like family and every policy as a promise. I believe that real security comes from understanding and addressing the unique needs of each client. Education is a cornerstone of BalamGuard’s client service, reflecting my belief in the power of knowledge to empower and protect.

    Personal Life and Interests
    Outside of my professional endeavors, I remain actively involved in community service and enjoy participating in educational and sporting events. I have a keen interest in history, particularly ancient civilizations, and I spend much of my free time outdoors, exploring nature and staying active.

    Legacy and Future Aspirations
    Looking ahead, I am committed to expanding BalamGuard’s reach, continuing to innovate within the insurance industry, and deepening our impact on the community. My leadership is characterized by a forward-thinking approach, aimed not only at meeting current needs but also at anticipating and preparing for future challenges.
  • Profession
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    Independent Insurance Advisors
  • Hobbies and interest
    Coaching- Soccer and Basketball
    Being outdoors in the warm weather
    Watching FC Cincinnati and Columbus Crew
    Bengals Football
    UK Basketball
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  • Unique Selling Proposition
    At BalamGuard Insurance, our unique selling proposition is rooted in our commitment to combine time-honored principles with innovative insurance solutions. Inspired by the protective spirit of the Mayan jaguar, we offer more than just insurance—we provide a legacy of security and trust. Here’s what makes BalamGuard Insurance stand out:

    Community-Focused Approach: Unlike many insurers, we prioritize community involvement and welfare, viewing our clients as family members rather than policy numbers. This approach fosters a deeper relationship and trust with our clients, ensuring they feel supported and valued.
    Educational Commitment: Drawing on the founder Gerald Holton’s background as an educator, BalamGuard emphasizes client education, helping individuals understand their coverage options and make informed decisions. This empowers clients, reducing anxieties about insurance and increasing satisfaction.
    Customized Insurance Solutions: We tailor our insurance products to meet the specific needs of our clients, considering their unique lifestyles and requirements. This customization ensures that each client receives the most appropriate protection for their circumstances, enhancing their sense of security.
    Integration of Technology and Tradition: BalamGuard harnesses the latest technology to improve customer service and streamline operations while maintaining a commitment to traditional values like integrity and reliability.
    Innovative Products Inspired by Ancient Wisdom: Our products are inspired by the strength and protection symbolized by the Mayan jaguar, ensuring they are not only effective but also imbued with a sense of durability and resilience.
    By choosing BalamGuard Insurance, clients are not just purchasing an insurance policy; they are investing in a partnership that prioritizes their well-being and secures their future with wisdom passed down through generations, adapted for the modern world.
  • Contact Information

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    United States
  • Special offers to the group
    Free policy review
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  • Education

  • College / University
    Master's at Muskingum University
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  • Qualifying Questions: What are three questions we can ask clients to help pave the way for a referral? List them here.
    To help BalamGuard Insurance effectively pave the way for client referrals, you can use strategic questions that engage clients in a discussion about their satisfaction with your services and the value they see in sharing those benefits with others. Here are three qualifying questions that can be used during client interactions to encourage referrals:

    How has your experience with BalamGuard Insurance impacted your peace of mind regarding your family's security?
    This question invites clients to reflect on the tangible benefits they've experienced from your insurance services, setting a positive tone for suggesting they share similar benefits with friends or family.
    Do you feel more informed and confident about your insurance decisions since partnering with us?
    Asking this allows clients to acknowledge the educational aspect of your service, which differentiates BalamGuard Insurance from others. A positive response here can naturally lead to a conversation about sharing this experience with others who might benefit from the same level of understanding and confidence.
    Can you think of anyone else who might benefit from the same level of protection and personal attention you've received here at BalamGuard?
    This direct question makes the client consider their network and the potential to help others by referring them to BalamGuard. It assumes satisfaction and subtly prompts the client to think of specific individuals who could also benefit from your services.
  • Describe How You Would Like To Be Introduced Via Email
    Gerald Holton is the founder of BalamGuard Insurance, an innovative insurance agency inspired by the protective spirit of the Mayan jaguar, or 'Balam'. With a diverse background as a military veteran and a special education teacher for over eighteen years, Gerald brings a unique blend of service, education, and leadership to the insurance industry. His commitment to empowering individuals and families through comprehensive, tailored insurance solutions drives the mission of BalamGuard Insurance. Gerald is passionate about community involvement, education, and providing his clients with the knowledge they need to make informed insurance decisions. He is dedicated to creating a legacy of security and trust, ensuring that BalamGuard is not just an insurance provider, but a community partner.