NORTHUMBERLAND, PA - January 7, 2013 – Skelton-Morris Associates, a Hartwell, Ga.-based insurance agency, is the 11th Keystone Insurers Group partner in Georgia. The announcement was made jointly today by Skelton-Morris Associates Partner Chip Kidd and Keystone’s Georgia State Vice President Kaye Garruto.
“Becoming a Keystone partner was an easy decision for us,” noted Kidd. “Keystone offers a vast amount of resources. We’re especially interested in the intellectual capital, which extends beyond the borders of Georgia into eight states.”
“There are very few agencies in any state the caliber of Skelton-Morris,” said Garruto. “Chip, Carey and Jennifer are the next generation of independent insurance agencies: progressive, well educated, growth driven and cutting-edge efficient. They fit perfectly into the Keystone family and the force that is emerging in Georgia.”
About Skelton-Morris Associates – Located in Hartwell, Ga., Skelton-Morris Associates was founded in 1912. They have offices in Toccoa, Ga., Lavonia, Ga., and Anderson, S.C. Under the management of Chip Kidd, Carey Jackson and Jennifer Patterson, the agency offers a full line of insurance products and services. Chip Kidd is a graduate of the Florida Institute of Technology; Carey and Jennifer are Alabama graduates. Before joining the agency in 1998, Chip was a personal lines underwriter for State Auto. For more information, please visit www.skelton-morris.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 Kaye Garruto at [email protected]. For more information, go to www.keystoneinsgrp.com.
Lea Ann Hawk