Business Insurance Names W3 Insurance One of the Best Places to Work

Annual Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers

According to Business Insurance, Wallace Welch & Willingham (W3 Insurance) is a workplace where employees thrive, achieve job fulfillment and assist with company growth. These attributes contributed to the agency’s inclusion on the publication’s annual Best Places to Work in Insurance list, which was announced September 24.

“Being named to Business Insurance’s list of the Best Places to Work in Insurance for 2018 demonstrates that W3 has built a culture in which employees are supported and engaged, which benefits their customers and their employer’s financial performance,” says Peter Oxner, publisher of Business Insurance.

The Best Places to Work in Insurance list includes agents, brokers, insurance companies and other providers who provide the highest levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. Leading insurance industry employers are identified by Best Companies Group through a two-part assessment. The first, a questionnaire, is completed by the employer and encompasses company policies, practices and demographics. The second is a confidential employee survey that measures engagement and satisfaction.

W3 Insurance CEO Scott Gramling points to the company’s ‘Raving Fans’ philosophy as a huge indicator of organizational success. Taking care of employees is extremely important, he says, and the W3 team naturally extends that passion to client services.

“Our company-wide goal is to make clients into raving fans, and we do that as a team,” Gramling says. “There’s a pervasive sense that we’re all in this together.”

This year’s list features 75 companies of various sizes, from 25 employees to more than 4,000. Overall rankings and winning company profiles will be unveiled as a sponsored content supplement in the November issue of Business Insurance and online at

Founded in 1925, Wallace Welch & Willingham (W3 Insurance) is an independent insurance agency with a rich tradition of service and unwavering commitment to clients and community. The agency represents an extensive list of “A rated” carriers in order to provide the best coverage at the most affordable rates available. W3 Insurance offers coverage for the specific needs of businesses and individuals, including homeowners, auto, boat and life insurance as well as employee benefits coverage. For more information, call (727) 522-7777 or visit

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Best Companies Group works with partners to establish “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, state-wide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment using employer questionnaires and employee satisfaction surveys, Best Companies Group identifies and recognizes companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.