"We are excited about adding such an outstanding agency to our company," said Joe Dodd, president of All-Star Insurance Group. “Hogue Insurance Agency has served the Quitman area for more than a quarter century and we plan on continuing to serve their clients in the same personal manner that Hogue Insurance Agency has been doing.”
Ms. Hogue purchased the agency from Billy White in 1990 after working 3 years at the agency. “The decision to sell our agency was not an easy one to make,” said Mrs. Hogue. “We wanted to be sure the new agency would service our clients in the same manner. We feel confident that All-Star Insurance Group will serve us all well.”
All-Star Insurance Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of First National Bank of Gilmer, which owns Wood County National Bank of Quitman.
Wood County National Bank Location Manager Jeanette Argenbright says the new insurance office provides another piece to the bank’s portfolio of services, “We want to be a one stop shop for our clients by providing banking, financial planning, and insurance services, all under one roof,” said Argenbright.
All-Star Insurance has appointed Tonda Tiffee Ward of Quitman as the managing agent for the new office inside Wood County National Bank.
Ms. Ward comes to All-Star Insurance after four years with Hogue Insurance Agency.
"We are fortunate to have someone with Tonda’s background join our agency," said Dodd. “Tonda will be a great addition to the All-Star Insurance family.”
Ms. Ward said she is excited about the opportunity to open an office inside the bank. “I feel that having an All-Star Insurance office inside Wood County National Bank will provide clients of both the bank and the insurance agency a real convenience,” said Ms. Ward. “This office will allow customers to take care of both their banking and insurance needs in the same location.”
This is the sixth insurance office that All-Star has opened inside an area bank, joining locations at First National Bank in Gilmer and Pittsburg and locations at Security State Bank in Diana and Ore City, as well as an office inside Texas American Bank in Mt. Vernon.
All-Star Insurance Group has been a trusted source of personal, business, and life and health insurance for more than sixty years, and is a member of the Trusted Choice family and the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas, which represents more than 1,800 independent insurance agencies in the Lone Star state.
All-Star Insurance is also a member of the Better Business Bureau and the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents
All-Star Insurance agents represent multiple insurance companies. An independent agent is able to comparison shop for cost effective and customized coverage for the client.