ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 31, 2010 – The Hare & Rathke Insurance Group, headquartered in Humble, Texas, has been named the Trusted Choice® Agency of the Month by Trusted Choice®, the consumer branding program for independent insurance agents and brokers.
“We are proud to announce that for exemplifying the Trusted Choice® Pledge of Performance and setting an extraordinary example of ‘Living the Brand,’ the Hare & Rathke Insurance Group is our Agency of the Month,” says Dave Evans, Trusted Choice® executive director. “Hare & Rathke has a proven track record in exceeding clients’ expectations of service and expertise.”
The Hare & Rathke Insurance Group entered the Humble and greater Houston, Texas area in early 2009 and was founded by Scott Hare and Ron Rathke. Having previously owned and operated independent agencies in the Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas area since 1995, (formally known as Ron Rathke Insurance and Peoples Insurance). Together, they have more than 50 years of experience in business and the insurance industry. The agency provides both personal and commercial insurance products including: homeowners insurance, auto insurance, life insurance and a variety of other products. The Hare & Rathke Insurance Group primarily serves Texas residents and small businesses from the Humble, Atascocita and Kingwood area.
The Humble, Atascocita and Kingwood area was just named the second fastest growing area in the United States and first in Texas by Gadberry Group.
“It’s an exciting time for our agency to be in the middle of the second fastest growing city in the nation,” says Scott Hare, Hare & Rathke Insurance Group co-founder and president. “We appreciate this opportunity to help the business community, along with local residents, make great insurance choices. I can’t think of a better time or place to be part of such a strong and growing community, and to receive recognition from the Trusted Choice® brand is an honor.”
“Although the Houston and Harris County area presents challenges with a tight property market, we are well positioned to provide our clients with great insurance products at competitive prices,” says Ron Rathke, Hare & Rathke Insurance Group co-founder. “Providing insurance services in Texas for over 35 years, I have seen market challenges and know that they will pass. We are positioned to exceed our clients’ expectations and are pleased with our product offering and our continued relationships with our insurance carriers. We are also excited about our future growth opportunities and look forward to our partnership with the Trusted Choice® brand.”
The Trusted Choice® Agency of the Month program recognizes those Trusted Choice® agencies that are going above and beyond in living the tenets of the Trusted Choice® Pledge of Performance and in communicating the benefits of their services to consumers. Trusted Choice® agencies agree to adhere to a written pledge that states they will work with their customers to identify the insurance and financial services that are right for them, their families and/or their businesses. Trusted Choice® agencies use their access to multiple companies to deliver the best value products. It also states they will help guide consumers through the claims process and help them solve problems related to their coverage or accounts, among other things.
Trusted Choice® educates consumers about the benefits of using independent agents and brokers for their insurance needs: choice of companies, customized policies and advocacy support. Trusted Choice® is the consumer marketing identity for over 10,400 independent insurance agencies and brokerage firms and 54 leading insurance companies. For more information, go to www.TrustedChoice.com.