About Us



Burton Insurance Services, Inc.

is a locally owned, family operated independent insurance agency specializing in personal and small business insurance. In today's insurance market, many agencies are catering only to the large commercial clients, ultimately becoming a jack of all trades, master of none? We believe that our expertise is more effectively utilized by focusing on a select group of personal and small business clients. In addition, while many insurance agents prefer to deal with only large national carriers, our focus is on providing the most comprehensive coverage at the most cost effective price. While we, too, represent several large national insurance companies, we also offer products underwritten by regional US and Florida domiciled companies whose primary interest is insuring Florida residents as well as those who own property and businesses in Florida. This means that when the next catastrophe hits, you can rest assured that a Florida based company is concerned about the affect on our clients in Florida - not the stockholders in New York.

Also, other insurance agencies tend to relegate their clients to dealing only with customer service reps. At Burton Insurance Services, Inc. we feel that all of our customers are preferred clients who deserve the attention of the agency principals and owners no matter how simple or complex their insurance needs. With over 50 years of combined insurance industry experience, we demonstrate our commitment to excellence by providing professional advice, quality products and dedicated service - all at the most competitive pricing available.

Our Team

Kathleen Derum
Kathleen Derum's insurance career began with the Aetna in Atlanta, Georgia as an independent agency marketing representative. She later moved with Aetna to Alabama where she oversaw the recruitment and management of the independent agency force. Kathleen later moved back to Atlanta where she worked for Southern Heritage Insurance Company in several capacities including Regional Sales and Underwriting Manager. Kathleen moved to Naples, Florida in 1997 where she served as Director of Marketing for Florida Family Insurance Company and later with Tower Hill Insurance Group as Vice President of Marketing. She formed Burton Insurance Services in 2004. Kathleen is a graduate of North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia.

Carol B. Castillo
Carol began her insurance career over twenty years ago with Prudential Insurance. She later moved to work with an agent for Nationwide Insurance where she spent nine years specializing in auto and homeowners. She has been working as an agent with Burton Insurance since shortly after their inception in 2005. She is a graduate of The University of South Florida.

Demi Battle
Demi got her start in insurance as a Customer Service Representative with Burton Insurance when they opened their doors in 2004. Her insurance knowledge has grown tremendously and she has brought so much to our company since its inception. She is also available to assist our Spanish speaking clientele. She earned her CISR designation in 2006.