Meet John Drye

Having owned his own agency for 9 years, John partnered with Central Carolina Insurance Agency in 2000.   John holds CIC and CPCU designations from The Insurance Institute of America.

About John

John graduated Cum Laude from Furman University where he played on the Paladin’s football team.  Following Furman, John attended the University of Georgia and earned an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Risk Management.

John entered the insurance industry in 1991 after spending several years in the corporate world with Ford Motor Co. and Hoechst Celanese.  He also served as a director for a community bank from 1993-2015.

John is married to his wife of 30 years, Lesleigh.  Their family includes:  2 daughters, Carley and her husband Scott, Alexandra, son Adam and boxers Patch and Max. They are all avid sports fans and enjoy attending high school and college sporting events together. John and his family are active members of First Presbyterian Church where he has served 3 terms as Elder.  John also volunteers for Boy Scouts of America and serves as his troop’s committee chairman.

Our Clients’ Words

Always Have their Client’s Back

“Central Carolina Insurance Agency is an amazing family and business partner. They bring peace of mind and protection during times of stability and uncertainty. In short, they always have their client’s back!”

John W. Ellis II

A Trusted Partner

”For many years we have trusted Central Carolina Insurance Agency with all of our Professional Insurance needs; including Workers’ Compensation, Liability and Auto.  The courteous staff, quick response time and seamless renewal process have far exceeded our expectations!”

Traci Williams
Crescent Construction

Outstanding Agents

“It’s comforting to know that CCI has such outstanding agents, who always treat us as if we’re their #1 client.”

Bill Graham

Proactive Partners

“Before every February when we are due for our Business Insurance renewal, we can count on Central Carolina Insurance to be proactive regarding our changes.  They send us a questionnaire regarding any changes that have occurred over the past year.  After they adjust our policy, they always schedule a face to face meeting in February, to explain our coverage and discuss new items that fit our needs. Throughout the year if we need to make any changes like adding a new piece of equipment they are always prompt to respond with the necessary changes and provide us with a certificate of insurance.  It is always a pleasure working with Central Carolina Insurance, they make this process painless.”

Peggy Dramer CMPE Administrator

A trusted partner

Since our business partnered with CCIA, we have seen improvement in the overall safety rating of our company.  CCIA provides more than just an insurance policy for our business.  They are a trusted partner helping us with issues ranging from hiring practices to fleet safety management.  The CCIA team is always responsive and proactive in helping us manage the risks involved in our industry.  We truly value their expertise!

B. Koehler
Ultimate Towing and Recover, Inc.

Knowledgeable Agents

“I just wanted to let you know what a pleasure it is working with such a knowledgeable group of people.  You have been extremely helpful, especially with policy renewals and endorsement changes on a personal and professional level.”

Gina - Office Manager
Gold Express, LLC.

Breath of Fresh Air

“The ease of doing business with Central Carolina Insurance has always been a breath of fresh air and Whitney ensures every situation is as smooth as possible, from our first home policy to moving into a retirement community and making sure we had the correct coverage.  Our business will always remain with Central Carolina because we know we can trust the knowledge of the staff to steer us in the right direction.”

Dr. Tom and Delores Ratton

A Pleasure to Work With

“The associates at CCIA are always such a pleasure.  They have shown our office complete professionalism, appreciated friendliness and consistently provided information concerning our policies with top notch communication.  We specifically work closely with Stephanie Grubb and she shows genuine concern regarding keeping us informed of everything insurance related.  She does an outstanding job providing us with support and feedback when needed.  She makes the daunting task of insurance simple, painless and more than manageable.  We can’t imagine any other company handling our insurance business.”

Stephanie Farmer

Contact John

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John A. Drye

Vice President

Phone: 704-636-5311
Fax: 704-636-7141


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