Fort Worth-based independent insurance firm, Higginbotham, and Coastal Insurance Group LLC announced the merger of their operations in Friendswood, Texas.
Coastal Insurance Group, a personal and commercial insurance broker in Friendswood, will align capabilities with Higginbotham to offer a single source solution for insurance, risk management and employee benefit services.
Higginbotham, established in 1948, provides comprehensive insurance and financial services to business and individual customers. The firm is on a growth path that has it partnering with other independent firms having strong footholds in their local markets.
Higginbotham entered the Friendswood market in 2010 by merging with The Essential Insurance Group. Combined, Higginbotham employs more than 520 insurance and administrative professionals in 16 offices across Texas.
Coastal Insurance Group was established in 2001 by Clayton A. Johnson. The foundation of his business is personal home and auto insurance, bolstered by commercial insurance for small businesses concentrated in oil and gas and industrial services.
Coastal Insurance Group will continue operating at 107 Shadwell Lane until mid-2014 when the firm moves to Higginbotham’s office at 308 W. Parkwood Avenue.