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Higginbotham Enters Odessa, Texas, with Edgmon Insurance Agency Merger

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent insurance brokers Higginbotham and Edgmon Insurance Agency today announced the merger of their operations. Higginbotham is a leading insurance and financial services firm with more than 20 locations in Texas that is in expansion mode by partnering with other brokers in the state that add to its geographic scale and service capabilities. The union with Edgmon Insurance extends Higginbotham's reach to Odessa, Texas, through a firm with deep roots and a strong reputation in the community.

Edgmon Insurance is a family-owned agency going on its third generation. Founded in 1986 by Pauline Appel, the agency was purchased by her son Tim Edgmon in 1996 and began operating under its current name. Mr. Edgmon works with his wife Theresa, their son Ryan, daughter Amanda Owens and a staff of seven providing commercial and personal lines of property/casualty insurance.

"The family atmosphere at Edgmon Insurance epitomizes Higginbotham's culture," said Higginbotham President/CEO Rusty Reid. "We put a lot of care into choosing firms to partner with that embrace our business model of providing the best array of products and services to clients and the best workplace to employees. Our team feels like one united family, and in this case, it really is."  

Mr. Edgmon added, "We obviously enjoy doing business as a family, and we gained 600-plus new family members with Higginbotham. The vast expertise and resources they bring to Edgmon Insurance mean that clients who trust us with their business, home and auto insurance can now trust our extended family for their employee benefits, life and disability insurance too."

Mr. Edgmon will continue managing the firm as Edgmon Insurance Agency from the location it has occupied at 4800 E. University Blvd for four years.

About Edgmon Insurance Agency
Edgmon Insurance Agency is a third generation, family-owned brokerage firm that originated in 1986. It provides property/casualty insurance services to more than 700 businesses and individuals in Odessa, Texas. Visit www.edgmoninsurance.com for more information.    

About Higginbotham
Higginbotham is a single source for insurance, risk management and financial services by providing access to commercial and personal property/casualty coverage, employee benefits, retirement plans, life insurance and executive compensation through more than 250 regional and national carriers. The firm was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, with more than 20 additional offices in the state. Higginbotham ranks as the nation's 32 largest independent insurance brokerage firm based on revenue (Business Insurance, July 2013). Visit www.higginbotham.net for more information.

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