Your neighbor: Meet Bradley Landreth
Published 12:05 am Thursday, February 10, 2022
By Mandy Haggerson
For the Clemmons Courier
Bradley Landreth grew up in Advance as a very active youth. From a young age, he was encouraged to take advantage of the benefits of sports and to also give back to his community. “I can’t remember there not being a sport I didn’t enjoy doing,” Landreth said with a laugh. “I participated in basketball, baseball and football all the way through high school. I also enjoyed partaking in extreme sports like wakeboarding and snowboarding.”
When Landreth graduated from Calvary Baptist Day School in in 2010, he chose to attend Northwood University in West Palm Beach, Florida. “It was the only school in the country that offered the program that I was interested in,” reflects Landreth. “I was riveted by automotive marketing and management with a business degree.”
Landreth headed to West Palm Beach for his first year, before he decided to make the move to Wilmington. “I had met my future wife, Jade, in high school, and we got together seriously in college. Jade was attending the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I started taking classes at Cape Fear Community College to get my associate’s degree. Once I completed that I was able to finish up my program online at Northwood University,” recalls Landreth.
Once Landreth graduated from Northwood University in 2015 he decided to move back home to be near his family. “I started working in cars at Crown BMW for about five years. I thought it would be the right career choice because of how much I enjoyed going to the track and doing road racing. I decided I wanted to do something that would allow me to give back more to the community and help others,” says Landreth.
Landreth joined Farm Bureau Insurance about nine months ago and hasn’t looked back.
“I believe that God has aligned me to join Farm Bureau Insurance. It’s provided a lot of flexibility and an opportunity to give back to our community,” says Landreth. “For instance, this past year I was a coach with the Alternative Baseball Organization (ABO) — the Carolina Bees based out of Winston-Salem. The team has kids and adults that have autism and other disabilities that have prevented them from joining a sports team. Farm Bureau funded the uniforms and even created an opportunity for their big “All-Star” game to be held at the Truist Stadium where the Winston-Salem Dash play. Helping these 15 players realize their potential was so rewarding.”
Landreth believes that cultivating relationships and helping people when you can is of utmost importance. “Even in my day-to-day work, I focus on building relationships with my clients. I am a firm believer that if you have relationships with your clients, you are better able to accommodate their needs. Most recently, we have had to help those directly affected by the fire in Winston-Salem. I was proud that we were able to work with our home office in Raleigh to ensure we were going above and beyond to offer additional living expenses to those impacted by the fire,” notes Landreth. “That scenario wasn’t something we had a textbook answer to, but I was pleased to see Farm Bureau want to step up and take care of our customers. Knowing you can help people in their most stressful times is important. That’s really why I wanted to get into this line of work.”
When Landreth isn’t working or volunteering, he’s spending time with his wife, Jade. “She knows that I love to still participate in various car enthusiast opportunities,” says Landreth. “I still try and get to the Motorplex in Mooresville for their kart racing. I’ll also still attend the Virginia International Raceway for their track days. I just feel very lucky that I’ve been able to find a balance in life that allows me to help others and also have the opportunities to continue with my passions.”