Tim Byrd started DealerRE in 1994 in Southeast Virginia and we have been helping dealers to expand their F&I programs to be more efficient and profitable ever since. DealerRE is a family company that is built on the foundation of Jesus Christ and the word of God. Today, we help dealers from coast to coast to establish and manage their own administrator obligor reinsurance companies to replace third party and manufacturer F&I products. In the BHPH space, DealerRE helps dealers to build admin obligor reinsurance programs to protect their cars from mechanical breakdown and insurance losses funded by their customer base. Our mission is to serve and educate car dealers across the country to utilize reinsurance to be a better dealer, to better serve their customers, and improve their business and personal financial well-being. We have been helping dealers with reinsurance for well over 15 years and have the experience to help our clients build the programs that are going to help them to be as profitable and successful as possible.
The stepping stones that brought Mr. Byrd to the admirable credentials listed on this homepage have family beginnings. Even as a toddler, he participated in & witnessed his family’s supermarket business growing to be the largest in several surrounding Southeast U.S. counties. During an era that birthed mega grocery chains, Tim was instilled with the old-fashioned traits of persistent hard work and operating by the golden rule. These admirable qualities became his persona throughout his tour in the U.S. Coast Guard and subsequent operation of multiple businesses. While mastering the field of insurance with John Hancock Insurance Co., Mr. Byrd became intrigued with the industry of car sales, deciding to plant his talent in that industry. Over the next several years, Tim’s exceptional performance as an F&I Manager led the way for him to become a renowned trainer for other F&I Managers. Tim was armed with the unique combination of “degrees” in insurance, sales, F&I, and servant-leadership ethics. This talent nearly dictated that he birth his own company, which, for nearly 20 years now, has successfully enhanced scores of dealers’ businesses. Today, Tim reports “our team’s knowledge of every aspect of the car business, combined with our commanding knowledge of reinsurance, allows us to be a trusted source to guide dealers to greater profits, in a simple, secure & successful environment.” The same passion for other’s business success can be found in Tim’s love for his family. Tim has eight beautiful children, and lives in picturesque Gloucester, VA with his beautiful wife Jennifer. Tim summarizes, “above all, my passion as a Christian man strives to reflect the values of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
Taylor is an alumnus of Christopher Newport University. He graduated Cum Laude and has a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry. At CNU, Taylor participated in the Army ROTC program and became commissioned as a second lieutenant upon his graduation. Taylor serves as the XO of the 3648th Maintenance Company in the South Carolina Army National Guard. Taylor was also a proud member of CNU’s Honors Program and the Phi Nu Chapter of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. Taylor, like everyone else on your team here at DealerRE, wants to see you succeed. He will work with you to make your new dealer owned reinsurance company reach its full potential.
Before Parker began his career with DealerRE in 2018, he worked at two local dealerships as an F & I Manager as well as a Salesman. The experience he gained gives him the unique advantage of being able to relate to our clients in today’s modern dealership. “I know the challenges dealers face each day. With this knowledge, I plan on bringing a different perspective to DealerRE, and together, helping you grow your business.” In 2015 Parker enlisted into the Army Reserves as a CH-47 Mechanic. After a year and a half of enlistment and education, he became a Crew-Chief on CH-47 Helicopters. He is now pursuing his degree in Business Administration. Parker is happily married to his high school sweetheart and resides in Tappahannock, Virginia.
Before beginning her career with DealerRe in 2013, Heather was a full time nanny, mother, and wife. At the same time, she persistently earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and then continued on to earn her MBA. With her degrees and hard work ethic Heather could just about pick her spot. “It was obvious that DealerRE has the exceptional culture and products that allow me to pour my heart into. I feel blessed to be in a position where ‘work’ is simply doing what I’ve always dreamed – helping others build their business to the next level!” Heather’s commitment to our clients is evident from the minute she picks up the phone and has even earned her the title of “Office Queen”.
With a passion to see individuals and businesses reach their God-given potential, Kristi Cashman comes to Dealer RE with proven talents to help people do just that. With a degree in Strategic Management and Marketing, Kristi understands what it takes for businesses to optimize their efficiency, productivity and profit potentials. Kristi is married to Brian Cashman and mother to 5 fabulous kids. In her spare time, she speaks at women’s conferences and seminars and teaches a weekly online bible study. Kristi is also a respected advocate in the community for kids in the foster care system.
Brenda West has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry and also has a financial background working as F&I Manager at a very successful Dealership.
“I loved seeing our customers smile and making them happy! I feel so blessed to be a part of the team here at DealerRE.”
Brenda grew up in Yorktown VA but now makes Gloucester VA her home. Brenda has two grown sons that are a huge part of her life.
Office: Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Address: 7319 Martin St, Gloucester, VA 23061
Phone: (804) 824-9533
Local Time Zone: EST
“We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar
“We want you to succeed. If you succeed, we succeed.” Tim Byrd