As the industry keeps changing, it's important to know a company's "pedigree."
NORTHUMBERLAND, PA - August 30, 2010 – Keystone Insurers Group (KIG) today announced the addition of two more franchisees to its growing list of partner agencies. Houk Insurance Agency of Horse Cave and Mountain Valley Insurance in Barbourville bring the Kentucky franchise total to 21. They join KIG’s network of more than 210 independent agencies in six states.
“We are thrilled to bring agencies of this caliber into Keystone,” said Nancy Tehan, Keystone’s vice president for Kentucky. “David Houk and Diana Hunt are best of breed in their respective communities and are highly involved in and respected by the Independent Insurance Agents (IIA) of Kentucky. They will be huge contributors to the intellectual capital that already exists within the Keystone partnership.”
About the new Keystone partners
Houk Insurance Agency, Inc., located in Horse Cave, Ky., can trace its origins back to the 1860s and is certified by the commonwealth as a centennial business. Houk Insurance was incorporated in 1966 and is currently owned by David Houk. The agency offers a full line of insurance products including bonds, home, auto, large and small commercial, farm, life, and individual and group medical insurance. Visit www.houkinsurance.com for more information.
Mountain Valley Insurance was founded in 1976 and is located in Barbourville, Ky, with four other locations throughout the central and southeast corner of the state. It is under the management of Diana Hunt and offers all lines of coverage. Diana is an active member of Professional Insurance Agents of Kentucky and Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky. The company’s website is at www.mtnvalleyins.com
About Keystone Insurers Group, Inc. (KIG) – Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Northumberland, Pa., Keystone is owned by its employees and franchise partners in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, and will enter Tennessee in early 2011. Each partner is an independent agency. With property/casualty premiums exceeding $1.4 billion, KIG is ranked fifth on Insurance Journal's 2010 list of Top 100 Privately-Held Property/Casualty Agencies. For more information, go to: www.keystoneinsgrp.com
Lea Ann Hawk