CAA Member Sold Millionth State Auto Personal Lines Policy

CAA celebrates its one-year anniversary with State Auto

Jun 23, 2010, 10:48 ET from Combined Agents of America, LLC

AUSTIN, Texas, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Combined Agents of America, LLC (CAA) congratulates member Benton-Luttrell-Brown Company, based in Van Alstyne, Texas, for welcoming State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company's millionth personal lines customers Kent and Lynn Lowder.  For over 20 years, Kent and Lynn have been personal lines customers of BLB.  They also own Mustang Technology Group, L.P. (Allen, Texas), another client of the agency.  BLB is one of the 44 member agencies of CAA.  With a strong presence in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma, CAA is a managing general agency (MGA) looking to further expand into the central southwest region to strengthen the independent insurance agency system through profitable growth and exceptional service for all its member agencies.

"Our success is directly attributable to outstanding agents like Roger Luttrell and outstanding agencies like Benton-Luttrell-Brown Company," said State Auto Chairman and CEO Bob Restrepo.  "Since 1921, State Auto has sold its products exclusively through independent agents because of the tremendous value they offer consumers.  Roger and Combined Agents of America care about what we care about: providing the best service and the best products that protect the financial interests of our policyholders."

This year CAA also celebrates its one-year anniversary of its partnership with State Auto. Already, CAA is the second-fastest growing agency with State Auto in the country, and the largest agency in State Auto's western region.

"The high core values and quality of people at State Auto made the start of our partnership with this insurance carrier last year a natural fit," said Roger Luttrell, CIC, Secretary of CAA and President of BLB.  "After one year, it is already looking to be a long and meaningful relationship as CAA jumps up to the second-fastest growing agency at State Auto in the country. We consider them one of our outstanding partners!"

For over a century, Benton-Luttrell-Brown Company has been providing North Texas clients with dedication, products and personal service.  With offices in Van Alstyne and Sherman, Texas, BLB provides a full range of insurance products including commercial, auto, home, and life and health.  Roger also serves on the State Auto's National Agents Council. (www.blbtx.com)

State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is a regional property and casualty insurance holding company. The company primarily writes personal and business insurance products exclusively through independent insurance agencies in 34 states and the District of Columbia.

About Combined Agents of America, LLC

Founded in 1997 Combined Agents of America, LLC (CAA) is based in Austin, Texas, and is comprised of 44 independent insurance agencies located throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. By funneling the agencies' combined premiums, CAA brings larger volume commitments to insurance companies, while empowering its members to realize greater benefits from insurance companies, vendor discounts and other incentives. In 2009, CAA generated over $410,000,000 in combined property and casualty annual premiums, and works with 18 of the largest insurance companies in the nation.  CAA placed 18th nationally in the Insurance Journal's Top 100 Property and Casualty Agencies in 2009.  All CAA member agencies remain independent and are recognized by insurance companies as a key component to their future growth and goal commitments. Additional information is available at www.combinedagents.com.

CAA member agencies include: Aars & Nelson Insurance Agency, Barnard Insurance Agency, Bartlett, Baggett & Shands, Benchmark Insurance Group, Benton-Luttrell-Brown Company, Bigham-Kliewer-Chapman-Watts Insurance Agency, BRIA Insurance & Risk Consultants, Bridges Group Inc., Bosworth & Associates, Bryan Insurance Agency Ltd., Brownrigg Insurance Agency Inc., Cravens-Warren & Co., Crockett Insurance Service, Duncan-Fraser & Bridges Insurance Agency Inc., Ed Berrong Insurance Agency, Ed Weeren Insurance Agency Inc., EFGI Insurance & Bonds LLC, Evans-Ewan & Brady Insurance Agency Inc., First Insurance Services, First Texas Insurance Services LC, Henry Norris Insurance Agency, Inc., Garrett Insurance Agency, Inc., GBS Insurance Agency Inc., Grona Boles Martin & Bloxsom Insurance, Hill County Insurance Agency, Insurance Associates of Texas, Insurance Net Inc., JHC Insurance Agency Inc., J. S. Edwards & Sherlock Insurance Agency, Lake Insurance Agency, Inc., McCorkle Commercial Insurance Agency, Mims & Smith, Mr. Insurance Agency, Inc., Pierson-Fendley Insurance, Pinnacle Insurance Group Inc., Porter Insurance Agency Inc., Purifoy & Company, The Shropshire Agency Inc., Siegeler Insurance Agency, Inc., Walthall-Sachse & Pipes, Inc., The Weatherby-Eisenrich Inc., Wellmann Insurance Agency, Inc., Western Insurance Agency, and Whorton Insurance Services.

Press Contact:

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Tel: (512) 627-0779

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