About Us


Established in 1998, Atwater Insurance Agency is a locally-owned and operated, independent insurance agency in Tifton, Georgia. Being local to the area, we are truly invested in servicing our clients one-on-one and providing the best experience, coverage and price available. We have the ability and infrastructure to serve the entire state of Georgia. Our experienced staff can provide insurance solutions for homes, automobiles, farms, and businesses. We can even provide life insurance coverage options for individuals and families.

We Work For You.

Being an independent agency means we work for YOU, not any particular insurance carrier. By representing over twenty different insurance companies gives us the flexibility to offer you affordable prices and individualized options. Please give us a call today – we would love to sit down with you and talk through your insurance options.

Our Team.

Brian Atwater

Agent / Owner

Co-owner Brian Atwater is a Tift County High School graduate and holds a degree from the University of Georgia. He lives in Tifton with his wife, Anna, and their daughters, Libby and Ellie. When not working hard on your insurance coverage, you can find Brian spending time with family, fishing or watching UGA football. Go Dawgs!

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Patrick Atwater III

Agent / Owner

Co-owner Patrick Atwater is a Tift County High School graduate and holds a degree in Agribusiness from the University of Georgia. Patrick and his wife Morgan live in Tifton. Outside of handling insurance business, Patrick is a big fan of the great outdoors, spending most of his free time hunting, fishing and watching the Dawgs!

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Merilda Hood

Licensed Agent

With over 20 years in the insurance industry, you would be hard pressed to find someone as knowledgeable as our agent, Merilda Hood. As a Licensed Insurance Agent, Merilda is dedicated to helping our clients get the most out of their plans. Married 35 years, she is actively involved in music and speaking ministry; she loves being a Gamma to her sweet granddaughter.

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