About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve the insurance needs of Pleasure Island, NC, and the surrounding communities. We take pride in finding creative and innovative solutions for our clients. As an independent insurance agency, we work to find solutions for all your needs. Beach or inland we can find excellent values for all our your needs. Service is what we sell! Establishing the right insurance protection for you and your family is our goal. 

We realize you are looking for good values, but more importantly you are looking for an agency to work for you and your family. You can depend on Pleasure Island Insurance with over 50 years of experience and three generations of insurance agents to serve you and your family. Pleasure Island Insurance represents over 25 insurance companies, and is constantly shopping for new companies and resources that can provide even more value to your insurance portfolio.

Ken Horne
CEO/Co-Founder

Ken started in the insurance business in 1972. Was with Liberty Life for 26 years before opening Pleasure Island Insurance in 1998 with his son. Ken is married, has three children, and six grandchildren. He received his charter life underwritten (CLU) designation in 1985. Vietnam Veteran 1969 – 1970. Ken is an avid hunter & golfer and attends church regularly at Seaside Chapel in Carolina Beach.

Richard Horne
Co-Founder/Agent

Richard has been with Pleasure Island Insurance from the beginning in 1998.He has been offering commercial,beach and inland property insurance for Eastern North Carolina. He has three wonderful children, and in his spare time he enjoy fishing and hunting.

Amy Routh
Agent/Office Manager

I have been with Pleasure Island Insurance since 2005. Helping to build our agency has made me develop and nurture so many relationships in our community, and that what this industry is truly all about; relationships. I love our clients! I enjoy the challenge the insurance industry holds and being able to find our clients the most complete insurance package to meet their needs, with some of the best rates in coastal NC. I love the beach, traveling, photography and scrap-booking!

Angelina Dixon
Agent/Accounting Department Manager

Employed with Pleasure Island Insurance since 2003. Licensed agent in Property & Casualty and Life & Health. I have lived in Wilmington since 1983 and I am the proud Mother of 2 amazing girls. I enjoy life and learning things everyday.

David Koch
Agent/Account Manager

I have been an Account Manager at Pleasure Island Insurance since 2015. Previously an agent with Nationwide Insurance for 15 years and VP of Credit for a National Equipment leasing company.

Nancy Fisher
Agent/Account Manager

Started in the insurance business in 2005 representing American National P&C. Relocated to Carolina Beach in 2012 and started with Pleasure Island Insurance in 2015.

Nancy Valles
Agent/Account Manager

Originally from Weirton, WV,  I attended the University of Pittsburgh. I began working in the insurance industry in 2013. Shortly after I obtained a Property & Casualty and Life & Health license.  When I am not at work you can find somewhere around our beautiful coast with my family. I look forward to being able to assist you with all of your insurance needs.

Tabatha King
Agent/Account Manager

I started my insurance career in Lexington, NC in 1986. I have worked many different fields within the insurance industry, and have come full circle as an Insurance Agent again in 2018, when I started with Pleasure Island Insurance. I enjoy living here on the island and spending time on the beach with family and friends.

 

Tyler Davis
Agent/CSR

I have lived in Carolina Beach and Wilmington since early childhood and I love it here in Southeastern North Carolina! I like to be active in the community as well as active in life, as I enjoy men’s league basketball and kickball in Carolina Beach. I look forward to helping and connecting with any and all clients we have at Pleasure Island Insurance!

Holly Angermeier
Agent

Started insurance career in PA in 1989 and moved to Wilmington, NC in 1998. Started as an insurance agent in 2005. I enjoy being able to give seamless quality service. I love going to the beach and spending time with my family.

Jeff Schutte
Agent

I have been in Wilmington, North Carolina since 1986 and love that I get to call this place home. I started with Pleasure Island Insurance in 2013 after nearly 10 years in the mortgage business. I am a father to four kids and love staying active.

Lynda Lowry
Agent/ Front Desk

I enjoy cook outs, music, and being with family and friends. Life is good, live it! Get the care and personal attention you deserve at Pleasure Island Insurance. Where it’s always a pleasure serving you!

Holly Eller
Receptionist

I have lived in the area for 34 years, married my high school sweetheart, and we now have two wonderful boys. Looking forward to learning and serving our community.

Travis Carpenter
Agent

I started in the insurance business in 1972. From Charlotte, North Carolina originally, lived out west for a couple of years. I love anything outdoors –  Hiking, camping, and biking. Greatest accomplishment is being a father. God and family are the most important in my life.