Higginbotham strategically expands to expand its footprint and increase its service capacity by selectively partnering with other independent agencies with strong reputations in their local markets, a desire to continue to grow by tapping into from Higginbotham single-source solution and a similar cultural match.
Brown & Company focuses on middle market employers and individual clients. By joining HigginbothamBrown & Company has increased its resources and service capabilities, including improving compliance, administration, wellness, communications and HR support, as well as the ability to provide P&C insurance to clients.
Brown & Company dates back to 1978 when it opened as a Richard S. Smith & Associates. Directors Sharon Brown and Bryan Brown joined the firm in 1984 and 2002, respectively. In 2006 they purchased the agency, forming Brown & Company Insurance Services.
Higginbotham Managing Partner–Houston Koby Hackradt said, “We entered College Station by launching our own office, and building our name by engaging with our community. However, we have found that partnering with an established agency goes a long way in complementing our services and making our single-source solution available locally. Our partnership with Brown & Company will fuel our long-term growth in College Station.”
Bryan Brown noted: “We have had a trusted professional relationship with Koby for over 20 years, so he was influential in our decision to partner with Higginbotham. After talking with Koby and other partners about their abilities to better support customers and employees, we knew Higginbotham suited us best. We are excited to have additional resources to help our clients achieve their goals.”
Brown & Company’s eight-person team will remain in place, and Sharon Brown and Bryan Brown will continue to oversee agency operations.
About Brown & Company Insurance Services
Brown & Company is the largest local agency of College Station, Texas, providing employers with group benefit plans and HR assistance and individuals with life, health, disability, long-term care and supplemental health insurance. The agency sets itself apart by providing exceptional customer service and finding creative ways to provide cost-effective insurance options. Visit bcins.net for more information.
Employee-owned and customer-inspired, Higginbotham is a one-stop solution for insurance, finance and HR departments. The company was established in 1948 and ranks in terms of turnover as the 20e the largest independent insurance company. Serving thousands of businesses and individuals across locations coast to coast, from Higginbotham The approach to finding insurance, benefits and risk management solutions is more individual and less institutional. By understanding customer priorities, eliminating inefficiencies and committing to transparency, Higginbotham is a place that leads with values therefore value leads. Visit higginbotham.com for more information.
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