About Us

Meet Our Staff

Our team at Professional Insurance Services provides our clients the coverage that best fits their unique insurance needs.

Kent Daughtry

Kent Daughtry

President
Phone: 910-592-2224

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Kent Daughtry is the Owner / President of Professional Insurance Services, Inc. He has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry. With two locations approximately 100 miles apart he is proud of his ability to serve almost all of NC. His commitment to education is exemplified by his LUTCF and CIC designations. His dedication to education, service and growth have proven to be a successful combination for his agency, his staff and his customers. Kent married a high school classmate and together they share 3 daughters and 1 son. They also share 3 granddaughters, 2 grandsons. Together they have a horse and four cows to help them keep in touch with their roots. Kent enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and barbershop singing, church activities and his Rotary Club. All these activities are worked in around the requirements of maintaining and harvesting the 8.5 acre family vineyard. It is located on the land that has been in his family for over 200 years.

Darin Ridge

Darin Ridge

Office Manager
Phone: 336-625-8600

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Darin Ridge joined Professional Insurance Services, Inc. in 2005 and is the current office manager in the Asheboro office. With over 13 years experience in both commercial and personal lines, Darin is committed to customer service and strives to make insurance coverage simple to understand.

Outside of the office, Darin is very involved with his family and enjoys exploring the North Carolina mountains through its many hiking trails.

Theresa Thurston

Theresa Thurston

Agent
Phone: 336-625-8600

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Theresa Thurston has been with Professional Insurance Services, Inc. in our Asheboro office since 2008. She has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. She makes customer service her focus and strives to build trust and long term relationships with her clients.

In her free time, Theresa enjoys taking motorcycle road trips with her husband, Bradley, and playing with her loving dog, Gigi.

Toni Allred

Toni Allred

Agent
Phone: 336-625-8600

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Toni Allred has been an insurance agent for 27 years with a primary focus on personal lines. For the last 10 years Toni has applied her knowledge and skills servicing customers with Professional Insurance Services in Asheboro. She is married to Marty Allred and they have two children, Ashley and Matthew. She enjoys spending time with her family and activities outside. She also loves long weekends at the Beach and Mountains. She is an active member of Cedar Falls Baptist Church where she holds several jobs.

Chenoa Emanuel

Chenoa Acosta

Agent
Phone: 910-592-2224

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Chenoa Acosta is a 2019 graduate of UNC Pembroke. Serving as the Customer Service Representative in our Clinton office, she has obtained her insurance license since she joined our staff in March 2021. Chenoa strives to give our clients the attention needed to help them make the best decisions for their insurance needs. Chenoa is a newly wed to her high school sweetheart, Edwin. Outside of work, Chenoa likes to cook and is actively involved with her church. She spends most of her free time with family and friends.

Located in Asheboro & Clinton, North Carolina, Professional Insurance Services serves both individuals and local businesses. With products ranging from homeowners insurance and auto insurance to business insurance, our professionally trained, licensed insurance agents can guide you through the complicated process of setting up an insurance plan customized just for you. We value client relationships and understand that service involves the search for coverage gaps and providing the opportunity to fill those gaps. Our local presence combined with our technology allows for enhanced customer service and interactions.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in Asheboro, North Carolina, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. Professional Insurance Services represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies, therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn’t purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn’t have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family’s financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, car insurance, home insurance or businessowner policy — you wouldn’t have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, whether it’s for your home, your car or your business, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, it’s up to you to make the final choice.