Updated: Jul 1, 2021
Now Largest Bail Agency in the Area, Apex Opens 4th Location 1 mile from Henry County Jail
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARTINSVILLE, VA—Apex Bail Bonds LLC, the only bail bonds service licensed in both Virginia and North Carolina, is expanding its reach this week by opening its latest location, this time in Martinsville, Virginia at 1033 Liberty Street. The company has quietly become the largest bail agency in the area, after first opening for business in Danville’s River District in July of 2018.
In just two and a half years, Apex Bail Bonds has rapidly expanded its services by opening offices in Martinsville, VA, Halifax, VA and Wentworth, NC. The company’s flagship Danville office also serves clients at the Pittsylvania County Jail and Caswell County Jail in minutes.
Founder and President, Fred Shanks, IV stated, “When I founded Apex Bail Bonds in 2018 it was with the core belief that we would become the first bail bonds agency in the area to provide services to clients in every local jurisdiction, regardless of county or state. Today’s announcement is a furtherance of that founding principle and is an effort to provide Martinsville bail bond clients and local law firms with a reputable brand name bondsman that they can always count on in their time of need.”
A spokesperson with the company added, "Apex Bail Bonds has become the largest bail agency in our region in just 2 and a half years through artful planning, certainly. But more importantly by providing irreproachable customer service to a client base that feels safe calling on Apex Bail Bonds, Mr. Shanks, his staff, and his other licensed bail bondsmen when they are in a crisis situation.”
“We didn’t get where we are today by putting dollars over sense; we provide compassionate service, the lowest rates allowed by law, financing to customers who need assistance, and zero hidden fees or interest costs. That’s always been the Apex promise, and that compassionate and affordable service is now available in Martinsville and Henry County thanks to this new location,” said Mr. Shanks.
Mersdesea Shelton-Millner, the recently widowed wife of long-time Martinsville bail bondsman, the late Tony Millner, voiced her enthusiasm for the endeavor by stating “I’m so proud to have gotten to know Mr. Shanks and am ecstatic that Apex Bail Bonds is opening in Martinsville. Tony would be proud of the compassion, professionalism, and care that Apex Bail Bonds has been providing for years and my only wish is that he could be here to bless this opening.”
“The late Tony Millner was an icon in the industry and was the greatest bail bondsman Martinsville has seen. The opportunity to carry his torch going forward is something that is not lost on me, especially with the timing of his unfortunate passing just a few weeks ago. We want to provide the same encouragement to the youth in our community that he did. Apex Bail Bonds will make Tony proud,” said Mr. Shanks.
Clients can reach Apex Bail Bonds of Martinsville, VA by calling 276-252-8890 or stopping by 1033 Liberty St., Martinsville, VA to speak to a licensed bail bondsman in Martinsville and Henry County.
Apex Bail Bonds is the only bail agency in the area with a bondsman licensed to post bail across state lines in Virginia and North Carolina. The company set a record in 2020 when Fred Shanks became the first bail bondsman in Virginia or North Carolina to write a $1,000,000 bond in Caswell County, NC (Caswell Messenger). Since gaining that distinction Apex Bail Bonds has specialized in posting difficult bonds, specifically large bonds in the six and seven figure range and out-of-state bonds. At the same time, the company’s daily focus is on the average consumer by offering the lowest rates allowed in Virginia and flexible interest free financing for those in need in any state. In 2020, Mr. Shanks was named “Bail Industry Expert” and an expert contributor by BailBondsNetwork.com, one of the most heavily trafficked bail bond industry sites in the nation. Additional expansion efforts by Apex Bail Bonds are underway with an announcement planned in Q3 2021.
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