FORT WORTH, TX — Higginbotham and Diversified Insurance Management announced their merger today. Diversified is an independent property/casualty insurance agency in Plano, Texas, with a specialty practice serving recreational vehicle (RV) dealerships and RV consumers. Higginbotham is the largest independent property/casualty insurance and employee benefits firm based in Texas that serves diverse companies and individual customers.
Higginbotham has more than 20 industry practice groups that cater to companies with specialized risks. Uniting with Diversified gives Higginbotham additional expertise to serve the RV industry with a proven finance and insurance (F&I) products offering and menu of training capabilities while expanding Diversified’s offering into safety, loss prevention and employee benefits. Higginbotham is entering new markets by strategically partnering with brokers like Diversified that increase its industry group capabilities.
“Diversified is actively involved in the RV association space and regarded for it’s almost four decades in the RV industry,” said Higginbotham Chairman/CEO Rusty Reid. “Their experience in the RV market is a major tick for Higginbotham and our authority to serve that segment.”
Diversified President Ed Wilkins added, “Diversified strikes a balance between being big enough to offer the products and services our clients need, but small enough to offer the distinguished customer service they deserve. Higginbotham’s ‘single source’ business philosophy is the perfect cultural fit that will pave the way for Diversified’s and Higginbotham’s mutual growth.”