John M Thetford, Insurance Agent

Thetford Insurance Services, Inc. in Nashville, TN

John M Thetford

Agency Owner

8:45 AM - 5:00 PM 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM 8:45 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Main Number
(615) 297-2200(615) 297-2200

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Store Hours:

Day of the WeekHours
Mon8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri8:45 AM - 5:00 PM

Learn about our insurance products

  • Auto Insurance

    Get an auto insurance policy you can count on from Nationwide.

  • Homeowners Insurance

    Protect your house and personal property by choosing the right insurance coverage from Nationwide.

  • Life Insurance

    Let us help you select life insurance coverage that meets your needs, your life and your budget.

  • Business Insurance

    Cover your business with commercial insurance from Nationwide.

Member support

24/7 Claims Service

About John M Thetford

Our staff is Haley Hansen, Office Mgr., Assoc. Agents are David DePalmer & John Thetford Jr.& Marco Garcia in billing. Our goal is to offer our clients the best insurance possible tailored for their specific needs with superb customer service.


  • B.S. degree Agriculture University Tennessee Knoxville

Languages Spoken

  • English

Licensed In

  • KY
  • TN


  • Auto
  • Life
  • Home
  • Business

Agent Qualifications

  • Licensed in Tennessee and Kentucky. I have lived in the Green Hills area for over 50 years.


  • Champion Award
  • Presidents Conference Award
  • Nationwide Life Council

Community Activities

  • Work with the men at the Nashville Rescue Mission and Room at the Inn while also supporting our military as a member of The Veterans Advocacy Benefits Association.

Community Involvement Events

  • Old school basketball player - I walk it down the court instead of running!

Our Insurance Products

The experienced agents and friendly staff at the Thetford Insurance Services, Inc. can provide you with all of your insurance needs. You will always receive the individual attention you deserve. Whatever your insurance need: Home, Auto, Business or Life, we will provide a cost effective comprehensive solution. We specialize in all lines of personal and business insurance.

  • Auto Insurance

    Understanding your insurance coverage should never involve having to learn a new language. That's why John M Thetford and Thetford Insurance Services, Inc. are proud to be working with Nationwide to provide robust, easily customizable policies explained in language that is easy to follow. We understand that our members are not insurance experts, and that's why they come to us. We work hard to make sure every new policyholder understands their terms, exclusions, and limits so they get the coverage they need to drive with peace of mind in Nashville.

    This starts by building a policy, and for auto insurance that usually means starting with liability coverage. The best balance of coverage here respects state minimums and goes beyond them when necessary to meet your individual needs. The next step is to look into collision and comprehensive coverage, and to set appropriate deductibles and optional features that go with each one. Discounts are also available for drivers who qualify with the right safety features installed and safe driving records.

    Get the coverage you need in language that makes it easy to understand. Call (615) 297-2200 to get started with quotes or questions, or to schedule an in-person appointment for your consultation. In-person meetings are held in our office at 4004 Hillsboro Pike.

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  • Homeowners Insurance

    Modern home insurance coverage is not one-size-fits-all, but is instead based on the unique aspects of your home and living in Nashville. Some physical components to consider when covering your home are detached additions, like pools and sheds.

    Another aspect of home insurance is covering the belongings on the inside, the ones that are most valuable or the most important to you. For expensive works of art, antiques or jewelry, there is our Valuables Plus® coverage. If the unforeseen does happen, you can be covered with our Brand New Belongings® program which aids in the repair or replacement of your covered belongings. Whether you're covering priceless memories or expensive boutique items, John M Thetford and all our other local agents want to make sure you get the best coverage possible.

    The sheer number of coverage options and discounts can seem overwhelming, but not when you have Thetford Insurance Services, Inc. to explain every step along the way. We're located at 4004 Hillsboro Pike, but you can also call us at (615) 297-2200 to schedule an appointment or just ask questions.

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  • Life Insurance

    Whenever you have any major change in your life, you should reassess your insurance needs. Marriage is one such occasion. Along with wedded bliss come new concerns and new responsibilities. You should take steps now to make sure that you and your spouse’s financial needs will be fully taken care of should the worst happen.

    We at Thetford Insurance Services, Inc. are here to help newlyweds in the Nashville area. We will answer all your life insurance questions and explain in easy language term versus permanent insurance. After speaking with us, you will have a complete understanding of both whole life insurance and universal life insurance and you will know which options are best for you.

    In order to properly assess your coverage needs, you and your spouse will need to consider things such as your age, current income, current debt, number (if any) of dependent children, likely future income levels, final expenses and the impact of a loss of income. We will help you determine the amount and length of coverage that is optimal for your circumstances.

    After marriage, life gets busy. You should make sure, however that you are not too busy to take action now to assure a financially-secure future for yourself or your spouse years down the road. Life is uncertain but you can help take the uncertainty out of your financial future by making wise choices now.

    Call us at (615) 297-2200 and ask for John M Thetford. If you are in the neighborhood, we welcome you and your spouse to stop by our office at 4004 Hillsboro Pike,Nashville,TN,37215. It may be the most important date of your life.

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  • Business Insurance

    Thetford Insurance Services, Inc. has the risk management expertise you need to protect your business and position it for future growth. Just like the coverage available from Nationwide, this expertise extends into each of the local industries in Nashville, including retail and restaurants, wholesalers and professional contractors, as well as several niche markets. Whether your business is just around the corner from our office, or is located somewhere else in Nashville, our agents understand commercial property coverage and your business insurance needs.

    This understanding, as well as our commitment to superior products and customer service, has led the Thetford Insurance Services, Inc. to partner with Nationwide. It starts with the value of their policy coverage and the level of service delivered by the On Your Side® Claims Service. Plus, our business clients can choose from flexible billing options and specialized insurance programs, like GrouProtector℠ accident medical insurance.

    From business interruption to medical stop loss, let the experts at the Thetford Insurance Services, Inc. help you search for potential coverage gaps and other customized insurance solutions. Give us a call at (615) 297-2200 to talk about how to manage your risk or to make an appointment with our office.

    Nationwide offers small business resources to help you strengthen your business, such as financial calculators and information and articles on marketing and cash flow management. Learn more at the Business Solutions Center.

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The Thetford Insurance Services, Inc. also offers products in TN, KY. Please call for information on products in those states.

About Thetford Insurance Services, Inc.

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John Thetford, Insurance Agent

John Thetford Agent

(615) 297-2200(615) 297-2200
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John M. Thetford is a native of Nashville and founded his agency in 1992. Having grown up with the city through the good times and the bad, he has a good understanding of the people and businesses that make it tick. He has always done his best to provide quality insurance at affordable rates and has assisted the less fortunate in his spare time. The office still resides at its original location along with many of his members & clients on board from the very beginning. As the City of Nashville has grown over the years so has the agency. John has acquired four associate agents along with two office staff members to better handle his growing client base needs and the quality service they have come to expect. We look forward to what lays ahead for us in the coming years but are committed to remain focused on our clients wants and needs today.
John Thetford Agency has the ability to find our clients the best products and services available for any situation. The packages we put together for our clients are the highest rated in the industry and can be tailored to fit any budget.

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4004 Hillsboro Pike
Ste. B254
Nashville, TN 37215