Founded in 2005, CJ Hester Inc is the culmination of over 35 years of service and dedication to the insurance industry, beginning in 1976 in Winter Haven, Florida, when Cathy J. Hester began her insurance career working for a small independent agency. It was a one-woman office, and Cathy learned the basics of policy coverage, underwriting and claims. She took this knowledge to Mobile, Alabama in 1982, where she again worked for an independent insurance agency for a year before leaving to pursue her current vocation as an insurance adjuster.
In 1983 Cathy began working for Green, Hastings & Harbin Inc. This independent adjusting company had the UAC/Continental franchise. Cathy’s initial training as a multi line adjuster afforded her the opportunity to work on CAT teams and become the Third-Party Administrator for Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, handling its worker’s compensation claims, an account she handled for 20 years, as well as handling multi line claims for Continental Insurance Company and other insurance companies, many of which Cathy still services today.