NORTHUMBERLAND, PA - July 18, 2012 – Keystone Insurers Group’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Elizabeth Schenk announced today the addition of three new franchise partners in Georgia. They are Burch Insurance Agency of Hiawassee; Worth Insurance Agency of Sylvester; and Zorn & Son Insurance of Vidalia.
“I am thrilled to announce our three new partners in Georgia. Each agency has strong roots in their community and a reputation within the industry,” said Schenk. “With five agency partners now on board, we are well on our way to building Keystone’s presence in the great state of Georgia.”
About the new Keystone partners:
Burch Insurance Agency – After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, Danny Burch gained 10 years of experience in the insurance business as a producer for a local independent agency. In 1998, he started his own business, the Danny Burch Insurance Agency. Two years later, he purchased JW Denton Agency, a local independent agency, incorporating the business in 2002 as DBIA Inc. In that same year, Danny added his son, Tim, as part owner and producer and opened a second office in Hayesville, N.C. Today, the agency, based in Hiawassee, remains a family operation run by Danny, Tim, and Tim’s wife, Melissa. For more information, visit www.burchinsagency.com.
Worth Insurance Agency – Headquartered in Sylvester, Ga., the firm has a satellite office in Tifton. The agency was established in 1964 by William “Ridley” Monk. In 1975, Ridley’s son Bob joined the agency as a producer and subsequently became part owner with his father. In 2004 Bob’s son David became the third generation in the Monk family to work at the agency. Ridley retired in 2006, and the agency was purchased in its entirety by Bob Monk, who is the current president of Independent Insurance Agents (IIA) of Georgia. For more information, visit www.worthinsuranceagency.com.
Zorn & Son Insurance – Established in 1954 by Robert Zorn, the agency specialized in farms, personal lines and life insurance. In 1974, Robert’s son, Chris Sr., became a partner, and the name was changed to Zorn & Son Insurance. Chris began to diversify the agency’s business by adding commercial lines. In 1978, 1979 and 1980, the agency was recognized as a member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) for life production. In 1982, Chris and his wife Debbie purchased the agency from Robert Zorn. In 2003, after graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in risk management and insurance, Chris Zorn Jr. began the third generation of active family ownership. Today, Chris Jr. leads the organization from its home office in Vidalia, Ga. For more information, visit www.zorninsurance.com.
About Keystone Insurers Group (KIG) – Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Northumberland, Pa., KIG is owned by its franchise partners and employees in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana and Ohio. In addition, KIG conducts business in Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. Each partner is an independent agency. With property/casualty premiums exceeding $1.7 billion, KIG is ranked fifth on Insurance Journal's 2011 list of Top 100 Privately-Held Property/Casualty Agencies. For franchising opportunities in Georgia, contact Elizabeth Schenk at email@example.com. For more information, go to www.keystoneinsgrp.com.
Lea Ann Hawk