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 loo 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.
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