Don Martin Insurance Orlando (DMI) has opened for business in the Lake Nona Area. Mr. Michael Michaelis and Mr. Marty Johnson are the principals of the business and are lifelong friends after meeting in high school as they attended Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville Ga. They both share common goals in regards to family, community and business. Their mission is “to provide every resident the opportunity to have a local customer-focused insurance agent rooted in a community service driven agency.” They are located in the Lake Nona Town Center, 6900 Tavistock Lakes Blvd., Suite 400. DMI Insurance has been operating as an independent insurance agency in Florida since 1984, with Orlando being their third independent insurance office.
DMI Insurance Orlando is a “full-service” agency for your every personal and commercial insurance need. They are a member of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, The Better Business Bureau, the National Federation of Independent Business and a Trusted Choice Agency.
Michaelis and Johnson both carry deep Florida roots with Michaelis being a UF alumnus and Johnson being a UCF alumnus. Michaelis mastered his knowledge of insurance and investments while employed by Northwestern Mutual Life from 1995 to 1997 and received the Bronze Award for agent production in 1997. He broadened his skills as the president of Drummond Financial Services Inc. from 1997 to 2000, where he oversaw the bank-owned financial services firm for all bank locations. Michaelis purchased Don Martin Insurance, Inc. in 2000. Johnson has been a registered nurse since 2000, where he better understood his life goal of helping and serving others and has been practicing and mastering his insurance skills for the past four years. He was a previous owner of his own insurance agency before he and Michaelis joined forces together. Prior to nursing, Johnson spent multiple years building custom homes and pools, which accelerates his construction understanding in regards to insurance needs.
DMI is a team dedicated to professional growth and business networking, highly involved in the local community. Michaelis is the current president and a board member of the Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce. He is also a past president of the Chiefland Rotary Club, is the current Sergeant at Arms, and has earned the Paul Harris Fellow designation in Rotary. Michaelis is the past district chair for the Junior Achievement of Levy County, where he received the J.A. Bronze Leadership award in 2000 and the J.A. Silver Leadership Award in 2003. Michaelis is one of the charter members and current president of the Tri-County Ducks Unlimited and a current Gilchrist County Education Foundation board member. He is also a lifetime member of The University of Florida Alumni Association.
Johnson is actively involved with the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Nona Regional Chamber of Commerce, along with the Lake Nona Rotary and the Lake Nona Kiwanis, where he is a Kiwanis ambassador for Lake Nona Middle School. Marty is also involved with Gateway Orlando and the Indian American Business Association, both in the local communities. He is also the founder of Dream Team Care Program, a 501(c)(3) that puts on the Johnson Family Holiday Light Extravaganza that raises money annually for Nemours Children’s Hospital.
At DMI Insurance Orlando, the focus is to provide unprecedented customer service throughout the entire sales and service process. DMI strives to become Lake Nona’s “go-to” premier, customer-focused, and community-driven independent insurance agency. As independent agents, Johnson and Michaelis have direct contracts with dozens of insurance companies, so leave the insurance shopping to them. They understand that they need to build a relationship with their customers and form a trust that is acquired over time. Through this process, DMI will grow through their commitment to others and referrals received. They feel that the “old school” mentality of taking care of each customer, one at a time, still works. At DMI Insurance Orlando, every customer has a name and is not just a number. They are your “one-stop-shop” for all of your personal and commercial insurance needs!!!
Learn more about DMI Insurance Orlando by visiting their website: www.dmiinsuranceorlando.com. Their office number is 407.573.6100 and their fax number is 407.573.6110.