Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Eric Stewart

Eric Stewart

Registered Principal Agent
Direct: (615) 465-6072
Mobile: (615) 943-9800

Eric Stewart opened the Eric Stewart Insurance Agency in Franklin’s Westhaven community in November 2013. Eric, a registered principle agent, primarily offers Erie Insurance, which is rated #1 by J.D. Power and Associates in small business commercial insurance and in the top 10 in several other categories. Eric provides Erie Insurance for small businesses, as well as home owners, life insurance, annuities, umbrella policies, and more for individuals. Eric’s agency also offers products from other insurance companies to ensure that his customers can obtain any insurance they need.

When Eric and his family decided to relocate to Franklin in the summer of 2013, after Eric had nearly three years of success in the insurance industry and a stellar 14-year track record in medical sales, Eric quickly received three job offers in the area. Eric choose to predominantly represent Erie because he had a hard time competing against it, and because Erie provides more individualized care and a higher level of client service than he was able to offer at his previous company.

Franklin, Tennessee InsuranceIn 2011, a traumatic event led Eric to leave his career in medical sales in Pittsburgh to serve in the insurance industry as an agent in North Carolina. One of his best friends died of a heart attack at age 40 leaving behind a grieving family without the protection of life insurance. Eric was able to help his friend’s wife by starting a foundation and fundraising. This experience also gave Eric a passion for helping people weather the unexpected situations in life. In the insurance business, Eric can help people prepare for these difficult circumstances.

Before becoming an insurance agent, Eric had served in Fortune 500 medical sales companies. From 2000-2011, he had a stellar career selling cataract equipment and supplies to local hospitals at Alcon Surgical, which is now owned by Novartis. Prior to this position, he worked for Becton Dickinson and Company, selling surgical aseptic cleaning solution and an ophthalmology product line to local hospitals. Eric also laid the foundation for his career by selling Mita copiers for Global Imaging Systems in the Pittsburgh market from 1996 to1997, and by working for Care Health Systems as a Sales and Purchasing Agent in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania from 1994 to1995.

As the youngest of nine children, Eric grew up in a low-income neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He began working when he was 12 years old, and had jobs as a paperboy, baker, and dishwasher as a teenager. He paid his way through college without accumulating debt by spending summers laboring in the coal industry under grueling conditions. He graduated with a B.A. in Management in 1994 from Edinboro University in Pittsburgh.

In 1997, Eric married Christa, who he had met in college. The couple has four children: Makenzie, 13, Irelynd 11, Haluy, 9, and Gage, 7.

For the past 5 years, Eric and Crista have become very involved in the Westhaven community, their church, Cross Point, and in the children’s school, Grace Academy & Brentwood Academy. Eric also coaches in his spare time and enjoys an occasional round of golf. Eric feels blessed to be Rated one of the Best Insurance Agencies in Williamson County & Franklin, and looks forward to serving the local community for years to come.

Laurie Vanlandingham

Laurie Vanlandingham

Customer Service Representative

Laurie Vanlandingham has a combination of business and real life experience. She has owned and operated her own business and is a mother of two teenage daughters Hallie (18) and Winnie (16). Her family has been in the Franklin area for 7 years, but have deep roots in middle Tennessee. Her husband is from Franklin and works with Mike Hayes & Associates as a Landscape designer. With her oldest off to the University of Tennessee and her youngest now driving and a junior at BGA it was time to re launch her career and Erie Insurance provides the perfect opportunity to apply her organization / management and customer service skills.

Jarrett Owens

Jarrett Owens

Jarrett is one of our Commercial and P&C Insurance Producers. Having moved all over the South during his younger years, Jarrett has called Franklin TN home since 2003. Jarrett has grown up with a strong sense of work ethic that was instilled by his parents from a young age- from being a dedicated wrestler since age 4 to being self employed by age 18. After graduating high school, Jarrett went straight into the professional world where he was a cell phone tower inspector for seven years. While this job had its perks, such as allowing Jarrett the flexibility to attend a young men’s discipleship program called Narrowgate in 2011 and experience a changed life through relationship with Jesus, it also required him to be gone for months at a time which was especially difficult after marrying his wife Heather in 2013. Soon after they got married, the company that he was a sub contractor for dissolved, and left Jarrett and Heather praying about what God had for their family next. Jarrett knew that he wanted a career that cultivated his gifts, challenged him, and most importantly allowed him to serve people in his community and better their quality of life. After being connected to Eric Stewart, who offered him a job as an insurance producer, Jarrett felt confident that this was an opportunity from God and couldn’t pass it up. He is thrilled to begin this journey and serve the middle TN community by offering competitive insurance rates, thorough detailed coverage, and most importantly by being a reliable friend that families know they can count on in moments when they need it most.

Jarrett currently is an active member of Grace Chapel, and a new father to his daughter Trinity who was born on October 21, 2016.

Julie Chasse

Julie has an extensive sales background that includes tenure with Nationwide and Allstate and most recently as an independent agent representing multiple carriers. Prior to Insurance sales, Julie was a Territory Sales Manager for a home décor company and was recognized for her achievements in sales and customer service in the Southeast region.

A Rhode Island native, Julie relocated to Tennessee in 1990 with her husband and two children.

Over the years Julie and her husband have made many close friends in Franklin and are members of several local community organizations.