The list of 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business published annually by Business Insurance places Higginbotham at No. 30 of the more than 45,000 independent insurance firms in the nation. The rank, based on 2013 revenue, represents 17.3% growth from last year when Higginbotham ranked No. 32.
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The transaction includes Willis of Texas, Inc.’s operations in San Antonio, McAllen, Victoria and Tyler. Combined, they add 35 employees and one new geographic market to Higginbotham’s Texas footprint.
Higginbotham is one of 35 independent brokers featured on the inaugural list of Elite Agencies published by Insurance Business America. The magazine spotlights top performers from across the nation. Read why Higginbotham was chosen.
Commercial property/casualty insurance brokers Arthur Haas and Jeffrey King (pictured left to right) joined the Swantner & Gordon branch office of Higginbotham in Corpus Christi, Texas. Read more.
The union with Edgmon Insurance Agency extends Higginbotham’s reach to Odessa, Texas, through a firm with deep roots and a strong reputation in the community.
Edgmon Insurance is a family-owned agency going on its third generation.
Higginbotham hired Producer Robert C. White Jr. to expand the life insurance department at its Fort Worth office. White joins a group of three life insurance brokers at Higginbotham in North Texas who provide personal coverage, executive compensation and estate planning services.
For the third consecutive year, Higginbotham’s Corpus Christi office received the Associated General Contractors South Texas Chapter award for Construction Service Firm of the Year. And, Bond Account Marketer Mary Ellen Moore brought home the Office Support Staff of the Year Award, also her third win.
Talon Insurance Agency brings to Higginbotham a 35-person staff at offices in Port Arthur, Tyler and Fort Worth. It has been in business since 2001 under the leadership of Leonard Forey, Ted Moor III and Scott Kirkpatrick providing commercial and personal insurance, risk management and employee benefit services. The firm practices heavily in the contractor, energy and habitational arenas.
Alan W. Ponder, CSP as joined the Houston office of Higginbotham to identify exposures and implement hazard control programs that reduce losses and contain insurance costs for Higginbotham’s clients in south Texas.