Mission Statement

To provide our clients the best possible product combined with unparalleled customer service while maintaining the highest standards of honesty and integrity, treating every one of our clients in the way we would like to be treated.
A Brief History

Cecil W. Powell was the sole founder of Cecil W. Powell & Company. A graduate of Georgia Tech, he moved to Jacksonville in order to manage a surety bond department with another corporation. In time, however, his expertise in the insurance field fostered the desire to establish a company of his own. In January of 1935, Cecil W. Powell & Company made its first mark in the world of insurance. In 1973, Fitzhugh K. Powell, Sr., son of Cecil W. Powell, was named agency President and principal owner. Today, he continues to serve the company as Chairman of the Board while his son, Fitzhugh K. Powell, Jr., AAI, CRIS, CWCA has been the company President since 1993.

Founded as a Florida based company, Cecil W. Powell & Company has remained located in Jacksonville, Florida since its origination. Today, the corporate office is found in the beautiful, historic Morocco Temple building located at 219 N. Newnan Street. Registered with the National Historic Society, the building has been completely renovated under governmental rules. Built in 1910, the building has withstood the test of time and prevails as a symbol of fortitude to this day.

Like the Morocco Temple building, Cecil W. Powell & Company conveys a sense of strength and perseverance. The company has prevailed over the years and continues to thrive. Although it is true that a rich past envelops the company, Cecil W. Powell & Company is decidedly part of the 21st century. Our training of personnel is paramount, the latest technology is utilized at every corporate level, and organizational efficiencies are constantly evolving. This company is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to its customers.

Cecil W. Powell & Company has and always will insist on customer satisfaction. It remains the agency of choice for full-service, client-focused service.


Management Biographies

Fitzhugh K. Powell, Sr.
Chairman of the Board

Mr. Powell, Sr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and has lived in Jacksonville since 1932. He attended the University of the South of Sewanee, Tennessee and Stetson University.

He began his insurance career in 1948 when he joined Cecil W. Powell & Company as a producer. Mr. Powell served as president of the agency for many years and is presently the Chairman of the Board. He is a 33° Grand Cross Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner.




Fitzhugh K. Powell, Jr.,
AAI, CRIS, CWCA President

Mr. Powell, Jr. is a native of Jacksonville and is a graduate of Jacksonville University.

He began his insurance career at Cecil W. Powell & Company and has been the president of the agency since 1993. Mr. Powell, Jr. writes large commercial accounts including tougher construction classifications and hard-to-place accounts. He has significant experience with all types of loss sensitive styled workers compensation accounts. Mr. Powell specializes in large international layered property placements.
He presently holds the designation of Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI), Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) and Certified Work Comp Advisor (CWCA).

Mr. Powell supports the Boy Scouts of North Florida Council, Safari Club, Ducks & Quail Unlimited, Florida Theatre, River Club, Celebration Church, Seamark Ranch, Utility Contractors Association, Florida Association of Independent Agents, Associated Builders & Contractors, Northeast Florida Homebuilders and many others.

Cecil W. Powell's Staff of Insurance Professionals

Cecil W. Powell & Company is one of the most experienced property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firms in Florida.

We have grown to more than 40 employees, serving some of Florida’s finest businesses. The knowledge and experience of our staff has earned the trust of many small and large firms throughout the area. Cecil W. Powell & Company is proud of our many associates who have earned the following advanced insurance designations:

Accredited Advisor in Insurance
Associate in Risk Management
Associate in Management
Certified Insurance Counselor
Construction Risk Insurance Specialist
Certified Risk Managers International
Certified Workers’ Compensation Advisor
Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist
Registered Workers’ Compensation Specialist
Chartered Life Underwriter
Chartered Financial Consultant
Certified Insurance Service Representative
Accredited Customer Service Representative
Associate in Fidelity & Surety Bonding  

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