OXFORD, Miss. Deember. 18, 2012 – When Memphis-based independent insurance agency Hollis & Burns became Keystone Insurers Group’s 16th Tennessee franchise partner in September, the new relationship reached across the border into Mississippi. Oxford’s Hollis & Krouse, a satellite agency of the Tennessee firm, became part of the Keystone group, as well.
Keystone Insurers Group, headquartered in Pennsylvania, is one of the nation’s largest property and casualty insurance brokers. Officials there say they welcome the local connection and the opportunity to work with Hollis & Krouse.
“David Krouse and his team exemplify great integrity and professionalism, the main ingredients to Keystone’s success over the past 29 years,” said Elizabeth Schenk, Keystone’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Hollis & Krouse is best of breed. We are very excited to have them on board in Mississippi.”
“In today’s insurance marketplace, we look for every competitive advantage for placing insurance for our clients,” noted David Krouse, principal at Hollis & Krouse. “We feel Keystone Insurers Group gives us additional tools to benefit our clients with the vast knowledge and leverage of over 240 partner agents. ”
About Hollis & Krouse LLC – Under the management of David Krouse, Hollis & Krouse has served the city of Oxford since 2011. Hollis & Krouse is affiliated with Hollis & Burns Inc., a Memphis, Tenn.-based insurance agency. David Krouse graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1987 with degrees in marketing and business. He worked in marketing for the university until he and Richard Hollis decided to bring the success of Hollis’ Memphis agency to Oxford by forming Hollis & Krouse. For more information, please visit www.hk-insure.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 more information, go to www.keystoneinsgrp.com.
Lea Ann Hawk