Fort Worth, Texas-based retail insurance broker, Higginbotham, and Independent Insurance Agents of Plainview (IIAP) have merged operations.
With the addition of IIAP in Plainview, Higginbotham now has 27 offices in Texas.
Higginbotham and IIAP are independent insurance firms providing property and liability insurance, life and health insurance, risk management and employee benefit services to businesses and individuals. IIAP’s nine employees brings Higginbotham’s workforce to 940.
IIAP traces back to 1958 when Joe Morgan and Bill Eaves started Morgan-Eaves Agency in Plainview. It changed hands to Lena Faye Hill and Mark Warren, who managed the business until 2007 when Warren purchased the agency. In 2009, Tyke Dipprey partnered with Warren and his wife Freada to form IIAP.
Warren and Dipprey will continue operating as IIAP with existing staff at 716 Broadway where it has been located since 1975. The agency serves more than 2,000 clients with concentration in the farm and agriculture markets.
Independent Insurance Agents of Plainview (IIAP) is an independent insurance firm that brokers commercial and personal insurance, bonds, life insurance, individual and group health insurance and retirement plans from highly-rated carriers. The firm opened in 1958 in Plainview, Texas, and it serves more than 2,000 clients with concentration in the farm and agriculture markets.