WRM Group LLC of Alabama, a consortium of of three insurance agencies, has joined Texas-based Higginbotham, an independent insurance, financial and HR services firm.
Shane Sinquefield, managing partner of WRM Group and Flowers Insurance, said, “Scale matters in our industry. With Higginbotham, we’ve found a partner that brings us national scale while also appreciating our focus on small-town community involvement.”
WRM Group was formed last year with Byars|Wright Inc., Flowers Insurance and Pritchett-Moore Insurance.
“The experience of forming the WRM Group with like-minded agencies showed us that it is possible to pool resources to scale your business and provide improved service to your clients, while maintaining your identity and close ties to your community,” said Haig Wright II, CEO of the WRM Group and Byars|Wright.
Higginbotham is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Rusty Reid, Higginbotham chairman and CEO, said the partners of WRM Group, “share a culture that aligns perfectly with our own.”
Lin Moore, managing partner of the WRM Group and CEO of Pritchett-Moore Insurance, said, “The partnership with Higginbotham presents excellent opportunities for our people, our clients and the markets we serve. Our values line up perfectly, with emphasis on remaining customer centric and focusing on our history of community presence. Our shared culture and increased resources will enhance our ability to deliver the very best for our clients for years to come.”
Higginbotham has 12 locations in Alabama, and other locations in Texas, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma and Tennessee.