Jacob McKee, born and raised in Rosepine, has returned to Vernon Parish, taking over his own insuarance agency.

Jacob McKee, born and raised in Rosepine, has returned to Vernon Parish, taking over his own insuarance agency.

The McKee Agency, formerly known as Fertitta Insurance Agency, held its grand opening recently, celebrating with all of Vernon Parish as McKee has returned home to run his own business.

“Growing up on the counter at McKee Grocery, I can honestly say I have always considered having my own business. The question was what business,” he said. “As a child, I always loved customer service and sales venture.”

McKee began his insurance career at Gene Haymon State Farm before moving into corporate for a year. He returned to Louisiana and opened a Farm Bureau Agency. However, none of those jobs were rewarding as what he is doing now.

“Vernon Parish is a great place to raise a family and have a business which helps the community,” McKee said.

The McKee Agency writes auto, home, life, health, commercial and worker's comp insurance policies and does so for over 50 companies, which makes his market unique in what they can find for their customer.

“We do our very best to make the customer realize we are working for them and getting them the best rate and coverage combination,” McKee said. “And I am going to make it my career to help the people of this parish and state with integrity.”