NORTHUMBERLAND, PA - September 5, 2012 – Keystone Insurers Group, one of the nation’s largest property and casualty insurance brokers, welcomes Memphis, Tenn.-based agency, Hollis & Burns Inc. as its 16th franchise partner in the state. The announcement was made jointly today by Hollis & Burns President Richard Hollis and Keystone’s Tennessee State Vice President Michele Bicknell.
“In today’s insurance marketplace, we look for every competitive advantage for placing insurance for our clients,” noted Hollis. “We feel Keystone Insurers Group gives us additional tools to benefit our clients with the vast knowledge and leverage of over 240 partner agents.”
“Richard Hollis and his team exemplify great integrity and professionalism, the main ingredients to Keystone’s success over the past 29 years,” said Bicknell. “Hollis & Burns is best of breed. We are very excited to have them on board in Tennessee.”
About Hollis & Burns Inc. – Under the management of Richard Hollis, Hollis & Burns has been serving the city of Memphis since 1984. Hollis is the sole owner of the agency and is well known in the community. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in management and a BBA in marketing from the University of Mississippi. He is a member of the Memphis Downtown Rotary Club, the Memphis Country Club, Insurors of Memphis, Insurors of Tennessee and the 100 Club of Memphis. In 2000, he was the president of the Insurors of Tennessee and president of the Insurors of Memphis in 1992. Hollis was named “Insuror of the Year” in 1994 and “Chairperson of the Year” in 2003. For more information, visit www.hbinsure.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 franchising opportunities in Tennessee, contact Michele Bicknell at email@example.com. For more information, go to www.keystoneinsgrp.com.
Lea Ann Hawk