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Michael Busey




Michael is a servant at heart. He’s often heard saying, “Our Business is Protecting Yours.” Over the years, he has become a resource for clients throughout Rutherford County. Before becoming an agent for State Farm, Michael was a claims manager, a home builder and CEO of a mid-sized company in Nashville.

“When I can sit across the table from a business owner and know exactly what they are thinking, I’m able to look at insurance from the business owner’s view,” he said. Michael sees his role as an opportunity to help people make informed decisions.

“I almost did not become an agent and actually turned down several opportunities to be an agent because I looked at it as a sales job,” he said. “Once I realized that becoming an agent was about helping folks make good financial decisions, I jumped on the opportunity.”

Michael grew up in Murfreesboro attending Middle Tennessee Christian School where he met his wife, Ronda. The two eventually began dating and both went on to graduate from MTSU. Michael and Ronda have been married over 20 years and have two daughters who currently attend MTCS. Michaela, 16, is on the track team and is learning the insurance business by helping with paperwork in the office. Madison, 11, enjoys competitive gymnastics and she stays busy putting in many hours at Elite Energy Gymnastics where she trains. Additional members of the Busey household include Michael’s 91-year-old father, Edmund, and two special needs brothers.

“My parents raised foster children with special needs when I was a child,” he said. “Dickie and Mickey have been part of my family since I was five, so they really are brothers.”

When you add in the family dog, Jake from State Farm, you can see why they jokingly refer to themselves as “The Busey Bunch.” “I believe Murfreesboro is the best place to raise a family,” he said. “What amazes me about this community is not just the growth, but the continued growth. I can recall most of my past 40 years in Murfreesboro. Murfreesboro has a history of great leaders, which propelled us to continued growth at a solid rate. We have great schools and a plan that will take us well into the future.”

What Michael loves most abut insurance is meeting business owners. “I love to hear a business owner’s story,” he said. “The locally-owned businesses are still the core of our community. I believe Murfreesboro is a great place to start and operate a business. It’s my role to help the business owners protect their investment and the quality of life that we enjoy in Murfreesboro.” Michael’s father and mother instilled the values of hard work and to treat others the way you want to be treated.

“’Yes sir’ and ‘no sir’ were common phrases at our home and we try to instill that into our daughters,” he said. “Dad taught me to treat everyone with respect and that enables me to relate to almost anyone.”

Michael is thankful to be in an industry where he can make a difference in the lives of the people he meets. “There is nothing like helping someone through a difficult time of life, congratulating a couple on engagement and then welcoming their first child,” he said. “I get to see those things every day and have a little bit of positive impact on each one. My brothers have given me a unique perspective on planning for the future. Many parents have children with special needs and they need to leave a support system for them long after their death. Planning ahead can ensure the quality of life for your children and ensure they are able to get the care you want them to have.”

Michael feels blessed to have a fantastic team of agents who work alongside him every day.

“I have a fully licensed team and they deserve most of the credit for the positive impact we have had on people,” he said. “I certainly could not do this without my team. I’m able to operate a great agency because I have the best team in the business. Together we laugh with our customers and sometimes we cry, but one thing is guaranteed, we have fun serving this great community every day.”

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