“Aviation insurance is not a commodity, it is a relationship business.  To consistently get the best results I believe in developing the right chemistry and relationship between client, broker, and underwriter.”  - Jim Gardner


"Jim’s background as an Air Force pilot, Airline pilot, and aircraft owner allows him to see things not just as an insurance broker but also as a colleague. Having a broker of his character and professionalism gives me the peace of mind to know that my broker is on my side, making my interests his interests."

Todd McCutchan
Director of Aviation, VQBGS, Ltd.
President of Fast Aircraft, Inc.


Jim Gardner, President The James A Gardner Company PO Box 680905Marietta, GA 30068 Phone: 678-278-2100Fax: 678-398-7038

About The James A Gardner Company



We are an Aviation Insurance Specialty Brokerage firm originally founded by Jim Gardner in 2005 to own the book of business he developed in partnership with Insuramerica Aviation and then J Smith Lanier & Co.  Until August 1, 2011 it operated under an exclusive marketing agreement with these agencies. We now operate as a Georgia based Independent Aviation Insurance Agency licensed in 25 states.  In order to serve the needs of our clients, we have developed strong relationships with all major US markets as well as the international markets in the London, allowing us to find the right solutions for our clients with the right carriers anywhere in the world.

Mission Statement


Our mission is simple:
Act as a client advocate, delivering our clients the best value and quality aviation insurance and risk management services with the utmost integrity, professionalism and personal service.
Present quality risks to our underwriters and business partners with complete and accurate underwriting information so they may make informed underwriting decisions to the benefit of our clients.


Promote an atmosphere and working relationship with our employees, clients and business partners that fosters friendship, mutual respect and trust;  because nothing in this world is more valuable than family and friends. 

The Products We Provide


We provide a full spectrum of aviation specialty insurance which  include  Aircraft (and Helicopter) Hull and Liability, Aviation General Liability, Manufacturers Products Liability, Workers Compensation, Aviation Property, Pollution Liability, Directors & Officer and Employee Liability, Inland and Ocean Marine...  If it touches aviation, we can find the right aviation insurance solution with the best companies at the best possible value.


Please see an explanation of some of these insurance products in the Aviation Insurance and Resources tabs.