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About Us

Get to know the agent behind The Akers Solution.

Chris Akers Photo Chris Akers was born in 1965 in Radford Virginia and was born in the last part of the ‘baby boomers’ generation, and he grew up in a small town nearby called Dublin, where family left their doors unlocked, and visited extended families’ homes, every weekend. Many times on a family get together, it would become a weekend thing, and he started to learn to cook from his mom, aunt and granny.

Growing up, his first love was baseball, and the Atlanta Braves. He played baseball until high school and played Freshman Football (but had to quit after breaking his wrist in a basketball game). He also lettered in Chess, ran Indoor, Outdoor Track, and Cross Country, and graduated from Pulaski County High School with a major in Culinary Arts in the class of 1983.

Chris enlisted in The United States Army as a Radio Teletype Operator. Chris obtained his NATO Secret clearance in 1984, and rose to the position of a team chief rapidly.

Chris served in Europe during the Cold War, and had many deployments, multiple achievements and several US and NATO awards.

Upon returning to the United States, he found his excellent achievements in the use of the military equipment was not as current as what was being used in the civilian markets (the equipment had to be able to withstand the abuse it would receive in a tank, etc).

Dejected, he tried several different areas of employment, looking for his passion…

At 27, Chris decided to return to the scholastic arena, and go to college…he chose The Art Institute of Atlanta, and obtained a degree in Culinary Arts.

Upon his graduation, he returned to his home town area of Roanoke Va, where he met the beautiful mother of his two sons, Trey and Chris(topher).

Chris loved the restaurant business, but it took its toll on him…80+ hours a week was not as much fun at 40 as it was as at 20, for him or his bride.

He Found Himself In the Insurance Industry

Growing up, his first love was baseball, and the Atlanta Braves. He played baseball until high school and played Freshman Football (but had to quit after breaking his wrist in a basketball game). He also lettered in Chess, ran Indoor, Outdoor Track, and Cross Country, and graduated from Pulaski County High School with a major in Culinary Arts in the class of 1983.

Chris enlisted in The United States Army as a Radio Teletype Operator. Chris obtained his NATO Secret clearance in 1984, and rose to the position of a team chief rapidly.

Chris served in Europe during the Cold War, and had many deployments, multiple achievements and several US and NATO awards.

Upon returning to the United States, he found his excellent achievements in the use of the military equipment was not as current as what was being used in the civilian markets (the equipment had to be able to withstand the abuse it would receive in a tank, etc).

Dejected, he tried several different areas of employment, looking for his passion…

At 27, Chris decided to return to the scholastic arena, and go to college…he chose The Art Institute of Atlanta, and obtained a degree in Culinary Arts.

Upon his graduation, he returned to his home town area of Roanoke Va, where he met the beautiful mother of his two sons, Trey and Chris(topher).

Chris loved the restaurant business, but it took its toll on him…80+ hours a week was not as much fun at 40 as it was as at 20, for him or his bride.