THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Woodlands Financial Group's TWFG Insurance Services division has added another 24 offices to its roster of branches, bringing its total to 314. Although TWFG operates in 20 states, the new group is focused in the fast-growing west and southwest regions of the country, according to Gordy Bunch, president and CEO of the company.
Over half of the 24 new branches opened in the state of Texas, which is ranked #2 in the nation for population growth by the U.S. Census Bureau and #2 for economic growth by USA TODAY. Seven new branches are set in California, followed by Louisiana with three, and Oklahoma which added one additional TWFG branch. Bunch said the rapid addition of new branches – 32 through July of 2013, is partially responsible for its recent jump in the insurance industry's Top 100 rankings from number 51 to 30 with a premium record in 2012 at $267 million. He expects more branch openings and a 25% growth rate in 2013.
New TWFG branches and their managers are now operating in:
TEXAS -- Samuel Sharp-Spring, TX Wendy Cleveland-Arlington, TX Melanie Head – Rockport, TX David Esquivel-Houston, TX Tisha Crow-Odessa, TX Cathy Graves-Corpus Christi, TX William Key-Tyler, TX Monika Mir-Dallas, TX Manuel Castro-Nacogdoches, TX Tammy Tran-Houston, TX Terry Nguyen-Houston, TX Marisela Gonzalez-Tomball, TX Brandon Richey-Humble, TX
CALIFORNIA -- Ardina Terry-Lathrop, CA Francis Sutherland-Irvine, CA Caleb Kirk-Idyllwild, CA Helen Cho-Valencia, CA Emilio Salas-Vallejo, CA Mercedes Santacruz-Lawndale, CA Victor Fernandez-Castro Valley, CA
LOUISIANA -- Lisa Knight-Lafayette, LA Reggie Trosclair-Sunset, LA Kerry Landry-Gretna, LA
OKLAHOMA -- Damon Cook-Tulsa, OK
In addition to the 314 TWFG branches, the agency is affiliated with another 3,000 general agents and referral agents featuring TWFG Insurance Services in 38 states. The company writes policies in 49 states and was recently named a coverholder for Lloyd's of London. Bunch launched the firm in The Woodlands, TX in 2001 with a $10,000 capital investment. He credits his personal pledge and promise, "Our Policy is Caring," for TWFG's success with customers, agents, and employees.