About Rakestraw Insurance Center

Rakestraw Insurance Center, Inc., founded by Harry W. Rakestraw in 1990, has become a driving force in the insurance industry in the Southeast.

Convientiently located in Madison, NC  and Wentworth, NC, our locations allow us to give quality service to both local and regional customers. Our agency has had much success growing to ten full time insurance agents and gaining representation of numerous independent insurance companies. We provide quality insurance products and services for personal and commercial clients.

If you have an insurance need, we have the ability to give you the best product, customer service, and pricing available.  We have a Personal lines department, Commercial lines department, and an Agribusiness division. 

We offer a no cost, no obligation review and comparison of your current insurance policy. "It does not cost you to compare, but it might cost you if you don’t!"

At Rakestraw Insurance Center, Inc. we are here for you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  We have proudly been serving the Southeast for more than 20 years.  We are an independent agency with the customer in mind. We have relationships with dozens of insurance companies, allowing you to get the right price with the right service. Whether you have the ideal history, preferred companies desire, or a not so perfect history, we find the right coverage, with the best company, at the best price for you.  With our site you are able to quickly and easily submit your quote information.  Just click on the link below.  As an independent insurance agent we can offer the right coverages with the personal touch you would expect from your neighborhood insurance agent.

About - Rakestraw Insurance Center
Harry Rakestraw - Agent - Rakestraw Insurance

Harry Rakestraw, LUTCF
President / Producer - All Lines

Harry founded our agency in 1990. He has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry and enjoys sharing his knowledge with customers and training new agents.  He is licensed in property, casualty, life and health insurance and graduated from NC State University with a Bachelors of Science.
In his spare time, Harry enjoys farming, hunting and fishing; however, most of his time is devoted to spoiling his 5 grandchildren.  He is also a member of the Carolina Feed Industry Association, Southeastern Grain & Feed Association and Calvary Baptist Church.

Phone (336) 427-5181 x210
Fax (336) 427-8155

Janet Rakestraw - Agent - Rakestraw Insurance

Janet Rakestraw
Vice President

First of all Janet is not an insurance agent. You may see her riding around with Harry seeing clients though. She is a retired school counselor, although she is busier than ever with 5 grandchildren, growing garden, serving on various Non-Profit boards, and being involved in community mission projects.

Phone (336) 427-5181
Fax (336) 427-8155

Jason Rakestraw - Agent - Rakestraw Insurance

Jason Rakestraw, AAI, AIS
Producer - All Lines, Agency Partner

Jason began his career at RIC in 2002. Jason is a producing agent of Commercial, Agribusiness and Personal Lines of Insurance. He obtained his AAI (Accredited Adviser in Insurance) and AIS (Associate in Insurance Services) designations in 2011. Jason graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

Jason is married to Sarah, who is the Agency Manager at the agency. They have 3 boys, ages 8, 6, and 4 that keep them very busy. Jason enjoys spending time outdoors, farming, fishing and hunting. He is a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Reidsville, NC, and Rockingham Community College Foundation.
Other Roles: Commissioner of the Wentworth PTA Ball Program, Wentworth, NC Recreation Committee, Rockingham Community College Foundation Fund Raising

Phone (336) 427-5181 x204
Fax (336) 313-0972

Katherine Hall - Agent - Rakestraw Insurance

Katherine Rakestraw Hall, CIC, AAI, AIS
Producer - All Lines, Agency Partner

Katherine has been working with our agency since May 2006. She is a producer in all lines including Personal, Commercial, Agribusiness, and Life. She obtained her CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation in 2009, her AAI (Accredited Adviser in Insurance) and AIS (Associate in Insurance Services) designations in 2011. Katherine is also a member of the Independent Agents of North Carolina's Education Committee. She graduated from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. As a producer, Katherine is able to meet with clients in our office, at a customer's home, business or job site.

Katherine resides in Wentworth with her husband, Justin. They have 2 children, Hunter (age 6) and Emma Kate (age 3). Katherine enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hunting and fishing, playing softball, and living on the family farm. She is a board member of the Independent Insurance Agents of NC Education Committee and is a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Phone (336) 427-5181 x208
Fax (336) 355-7495

Adam Patterson - Agent - Rakestraw Insurance

C. Adam Patterson
Commercial / Agribusiness Producer

Adam came to work for RIC in 2015 and lives/works out of China Grove, NC in the southern part of the North Carolina. From growing up in a family milk hauling business and living in an agricultural community, he has knows the in and outs of how Ag works and the unique exposures related to agriculture making Adam a great addition to our staff.

Phone (336) 427-5181 x222
Fax (704) 413-3200

Sarah Rakestraw - Agent - Rakestraw Insurance

Sarah Rakestraw, CISR
Agency Manager

Sarah has been working at RIC since 2004. She is the Office Manager and occasionally assists in personal lines customer service. She obtained her property and casualty insurance license in 2004 and her CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representive) designation in 2010. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts.

Sarah is married to Jason, who also works at the agency. Sarah loves spending time with her family, traveling and appreciating the great outdoors. She also enjoys cheering for her 3 boys (Dylan, Luke and Isaac) in various sports and activities. She is a proud member of Calvary Baptist Church where she loves teaching Sunday school to preschool and kindergartners. Sarah also serves on Wentworth Elementary School's PTA board. In rare, quiet moments, she enjoys reading, going on walks and watching The Blacklist.

Phone (336) 427-5181 x203
Fax (336) 355-7496

Debra Valentine - Agent - Rakestraw Insurance

Debby Valentine
Commercial Lines Customer Service Manager

Debby has been with our agency since 2005. She has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry she has a vast knowledge of insurance products. She always puts customer service first!

Phone (336) 427-5181 x106
Fax (336) 355-7493

William Teague - Agent - Rakestraw Insurance

William Teague, CISR
Commercial Lines Rating and Marketing Manager

Will joined our agency in 2013, but has over 12 years of experience in the insurance industry. He enjoys spending time with his kids and taking trips to see his family in Tennessee.

Phone (336) 427-5181 x205
Fax (336) 355-7501

Amanda Joyce - Agent - Rakestraw Insurance

Amanda Joyce
Commercial Lines Rater

Amanda began working at our agency in 2013, although she has nearly 15 years of experience in the insurance industry.

Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, Kenny, and her 10 year old daughter, Brooke. She enjoys camping, hiking and being outdoors. She is also an active Girl Scout leader for the Lawsonville Troop 02343.

Phone (336) 427-5181 x201
Fax (336) 355-7500

Lori Walker - Agent - Rakestraw Insurance

Lori Walker
Commercial Lines Renewal Manager

Lori has been with our agency since 1998. She and her husband, Kenny, have 3 children. Lori enjoys frequent trips to the mountains and spending time with her church family.

Phone (336) 427-5181 x207
Fax (336) 355-7498

Kim Hurd - Agent - Rakestraw Insurance

Kim Hurd
Personal Lines Customer Service Manager

Kim has been with our agency since it's founding in 1990. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Phone (336) 427-5181 x200
Fax (336) 355-7497

Jessica Isley- Agent - Rakestraw Insurance

Jessica Isley
Personal Lines Customer Service Representative

Jessica is a native of Rockingham County. She enjoys watching the kids play Baseball, Football, and Basketball. She is a committee member of the Wentworth Elementary PTA and attends Reidsville Christian Church. Jessica's dedication to our community and knowledge of the medical industry makes her a great addition to our staff in 2015.

Phone (336) 427-5181 x101
Fax (336) 355-7494

Neal Bowman - Agent - Rakestraw Insurance

C. Neal Bowman
Agribusiness Producer

Phone (336) 427-5181 x333
Fax (336) 447-6113

Holly Hockett - Agent - Rakestraw Insurance

Holly Hockett
Personal Lines Customer Service Representative

Phone (336) 427-5181 x102
Fax (336) 447-6112

Blair Comer - Agent - Rakestraw Insurance

Blair Comer
Personal Lines Customer Service Representative

Phone (336) 427-5181 x211
Fax (336) 355-7499

Rakestraw Insurance Center
Rakestraw Insurance Center, Inc.
725 N. Hwy Street Madison, NC 27025
Phone: (336) 427-5181
Toll Free: (800) 849-4678