AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Combined Agents of America, LLC (CAA) announced its further expansion into Kansas with five new agency members, Fuqua Ruth Typer Insurance, SBS Insurance Agency, Keller-Leopold Insurance, Inc., Wood-Dulohery Insurance, and ICI Insurance Brokers. Together these new members bring more than $65 million in premium growth to CAA, and a wide geographic spread of agency coverage in Kansas. In 2011, CAA generated more than $505.8 million in combined property and casualty annual premiums. With continued expansion into Oklahoma and Kansas, Texas-based CAA is a managing general agency (MGA) committed to strengthening the independent insurance agency system through profitable growth and exceptional service for its member agencies.
"We're very proud to have five new top-level agencies joining us from Kansas. These agencies and their principals bring CAA over $65 million in premium growth and a geographic spread of coverage across the entire State of Kansas," says Trent Richmond, AFIS, CAA member and President of The Bridges Group, Inc. based in Norton, Kansas. "Especially as the first Kansas member to join CAA four years ago, I am thrilled that these new quality members are already generating interest in CAA from our Kansas carriers. I just took another call yesterday from an insurance company now interested in partnering with CAA because of these new members."
CAA's new members will grow its membership to 52 insurance agency members.
Fuqua Ruth Typer Insurance is a family owned and operated insurance agency with offices in Hesston and Newton, Kansas providing quality insurance solutions to clients in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. URL: www.fuquainsurance.com
ICI Insurance Brokers, established in 1885, is a consultative insurance broker providing personal and business insurance for clients in El Dorado, Emporia, Derby, Wichita and the surrounding areas of Kansas. The agency's official corporate name is Insurance Center, Inc. URL: http://www.icblueskies.com/
Keller-Leopold Insurance, Inc. was founded in Garden City, Kansas in 1943. It is a multi-line insurance agency serving the residents of Southwest Kansas with offices in Garden City, Dodge City, Cimarron, Syracuse, Bucklin and Ness City. URL: www.kellerleopold.com
SBS Insurance Agency is a locally owned and operated insurance agency based in Seneca, Kansas. SBS Insurance is officially licensed as Runnebaum, Inc. URL: www.sbsins.com
Wood-Dulohery Insurance, Inc. was founded in Parsons in 1961. Today the agency provides personal and commercial insurance coverage to residents in Southeast Kansas with offices in Parsons and Pittsburg, Kansas. URL: www.wooddulohery.com
"We are really excited to be able to provide our clients access to the great tools and opportunities that our association with CAA presents," says Bob Wood, new Kansas CAA member, and President of Wood-Dulohery Insurance. "In addition to providing multiple new carrier opportunities, the shared expertise of the CAA members will be of great benefit to our customers!"
"Our CAA membership will help our agency enhance the way we do business and how we deliver services to our clients by having more competitive commercial markets," says Chad Fuqua, new Kansas CAA member, and Vice President of Fuqua Ruth Typer Insurance.
About Combined Agents of America, LLC
Founded in 1997 Combined Agents of America, LLC (CAA) is based in Austin, Texas, and is comprised of 52 independent insurance agencies located throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. By funneling the agencies' combined premiums, CAA brings larger volume commitments to insurance companies, while empowering its members to realize greater benefits from insurance companies, vendor discounts and other incentives. In 2011, CAA generated more than $505.8 million in combined property and casualty annual premiums, and currently works with 18 of the largest insurance companies in the nation. All CAA member agencies remain independent and are recognized by insurance companies as a key component to their future growth and goal commitments. Additional information is available at www.combinedagents.com.
CAA member agencies include: Aars & Nelson Insurance Agency, Barnard Insurance Agency, Bartlett, Baggett & Shands, Benchmark Insurance Group, Benton-Luttrell-Brown Company, Bigham-Kliewer-Chapman-Watts Insurance Agency, Bibby-Brilling & Associates, BRIA Insurance & Risk Consultants, Bridges Group Inc., Bosworth & Associates, Bryan Insurance Agency Ltd., Brownrigg Insurance Agency Inc., Cravens-Warren & Co., Crockett Insurance Service, Duncan-Fraser & Bridges Insurance Agency Inc., Ed Berrong Insurance Agency, Ed Weeren Insurance Agency Inc., EFGI Insurance & Bonds LLC, Elliott Insurance Group, Evans-Ewan & Brady Insurance Agency Inc., Fuqua Ruth Typer Insurance, First Insurance Services, First Texas Insurance Services LC, Henry Norris Insurance Agency, Inc., HC&H Insurance Group, Garrett Insurance Agency, Inc., GBS Insurance Agency Inc., Grona Boles Martin & Bloxsom Insurance, Hill County Insurance Agency, HC&H Insurance Group, ICI Insurance, Insurance Net Inc., JHC Insurance Agency Inc., J. S. Edwards & Sherlock Insurance Agency, Keller-Leopold Insurance, Inc., McCorkle Commercial Insurance Agency, Mims & Smith, Mr. Insurance Agency, Inc., NTX Insurance Group, Inc., Pierson-Fendley Insurance Agency, LLC, Pinnacle Insurance Group Inc., Porter Insurance Agency Inc., Purifoy Insurance Agency, LTD, SBS Insurance, The Shropshire Agency Inc., Siegeler Insurance Agency, Inc., Southern Star Insurance, Walthall-Sachse & Pipes, Inc., The Weatherby-Eisenrich Inc., Wellmann Insurance Agency, Inc., Western Insurance Agency, Whorton Insurance Services, and Wood-Dulohery Insurance, Inc.
Courtney R. Holder
Tel: (512) 627-0779
SOURCE Combined Agents of America, LLC