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PO Box 170396

Spartanburg, SC  29301

Fax: (864) 764-1715

118 Southport Rd

Spartanburg, SC 29306

Phone:  (864) 764-1714



Rick is originally from Blacksburg, SC. He graduated from Clemson University in 2007 with a degree in Biological Sciences. After a year removed from college, he somehow found his way into the insurance business, and after 7 years, has never looked back. He currently manages the Pacolet, SC location. Pacolet is located on the East side of Spartanburg heading toward Union County. The Pacolet office is a laid back environment, actually sharing space with Pacolet Tire and Farm Supply. Feel free to stop in and say hello!


I was born in Columbia, SC and moved to Spartanburg in 1989. I am the youngest of 9 children and enjoy being a part of a huge family. We spend a lot of time together and have a blast. In my spare time I usually try to play a game called golf but it rarely ends well. I recently got involved in paintball. Honestly, I find it more fun to dodge paintballs than to chase a little white golf ball. I started with Quest Insurance in 2009 and have enjoyed working in the insurance industry. I'm very grateful for the clients that I've met over the years as they have been loyal in trusting me with their assets. We have a great group of people here at Compass and I look forward to many more years.

I graduated from Dorman High School located in Spartanburg, SC. Shortly after graduation I joined the Marine Corps. In 2005, I was honorably discharged and received a business associate degree from Spartanburg Community College. I then started my insurance career at Peoples Choice Insurance. I opened Quest Insurance Group of Woodruff in January of 2009.  In 2013, we changed our name from Quest Insurance to Compass Insurance Group and moved the business back to Spartanburg, SC. I currently reside with my wife Meredith and my two beautiful daughters in Moore, SC. My wife teaches in District 6 and also grew up in this community. I value my clients and am very thankful for their business. We have continued to grow as a result of your loyalty to us.  

James Nittel was raised in Spartanburg growing up in School District 6 and attending Dorman High School. He then graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina with a dual degree in Insurance/Risk Management and Finance. After working for a national carrier for several years it was time for a change and Compass Insurance became home. James specializes in home, auto and commercial insurance. He and his wife, Jessica, live on the Westside of Spartanburg with their two beautiful girls. He enjoys spending time with his children, playing golf and is an active member of the Downtown Sertoma Club.

James Nittel ARM, AIS, API, AU

Enrique Lopez graduated Wofford in 2008. After graduation, Enrique made the upstate home. As a relatively young insurance professional in an established veteran's field, Enrique prides himself in catering to his client's needs. This means doing business how you feel most comfortable and taking the time to answer your questions. He understands insurance can be confusing, especially to people of other (non American) cultures and even our younger (millennial) generation. As a bilingual, Spanish speaking agent, Enrique has helped many different first time home buyers and business start ups obtain the proper coverage for their needs. In his free time he enjoys activities such as playing classical guitar, practicing martial arts, competitive billiards, and target shooting. Above all else his favorite past time is spending time with his loving family.