Note from the CEO

What happens when you experience severe weather and your home or business takes significant damage?  Does your insurance cover the expense of temporary housing if you cannot live in your home while repairs are being made?  Has the building code in your town changed since you bought or built? Will your insurance cover the added expense to bring your home up to code when you are repairing after a storm? 

These are important questions to ask. Call your agent today and use the 10 questions in the new Insurance Shopper's Guide to decipher your policy. 

Recovering after a damaging storm is stressful enough, improve your outcome by making informed decisions. Tell everyone you know (this includes the stranger in the checkout line at the supermarket on their phone discussing their roof) about the site.

Thank you for all you do to support stronger, sustainable, more resilient communities - 

Julie Shiyou-Woodard, President and CEO

FORTIFIED increases the value of a home by nearly seven percent.

According to a new study by The University of Alabama Center for Insurance Information and Research. Learn more and download the study.

"Don't Goof When You Re-Roof®" Launches

Smart Home America and its partners announced the launch of “Don’t Goof When You Re-Roof®”, an education campaign to inform homeowners about the FORTIFIED Home program, how it can protect their home, provide resilience and save up to 35 percent on hoMore Newsme insurance. Learn more


[PODCAST] Our President and CEO, Julie Shiyou- Woodard talks with Sean Sullivan on FM Talk 106.5

[VIDEO]Joe Emer interviews Julie Shiyou-Woodard on Fox 10 News' Studio 10 about the launch of the “Don’t Goof When You Re- Roof®” education campaign.

[ARTICLE] Smart Home America was featured in a State Farm Good Neighbor article which highlights our journey as an organization and the road that led Julie Shiyou-Woodard to serve as president and CEO.

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