Watkins Insurance Group – Your Independent Texas Insurance Agency
Watkins Insurance Group was founded in Austin, TX in 1949, and is now one of the largest and fastest-growing independent insurance agencies in Texas. Our staff of highly trained and licensed insurance professionals has decades of real-world experience.
From our four locations, including our headquarters in Austin, we provide tailored insurance, employee benefit and bond solutions for business and personal risks of all sizes. Watkins Insurance Group is committed to providing the best in service and policy protection to meet the coverage needs of our clients worldwide.
As an independent insurance agency, we represent your needs by using the latest industry technology, following the strictest ethical guidelines, and maintaining knowledge of products and services offered by major insurance companies.
Watkins Insurance Group is proud to offer a comprehensive line of insurance products and services to over 14,000 customers throughout Texas. For our business clients, we provide property insurance, general liability insurance, workers’ compensation, and directors and officers liability coverage. And our employee benefits department helps companies of all sizes choose and implement group health, life and disability plans.
We also offer personal insurance coverage to protect the assets and financial well being of individuals and families. This includes auto insurance, home insurance, personal umbrella insurance, and more.
Advancements in communication technology have made it easier than ever to effectively interact with our clients and insurance companies without having to scatter agents and offices throughout our service area. At Watkins, however, we value personal, daily interaction with our clients and among our agency staff. We encourage an open and natural exchange of ideas in order to spark the creative solutions that are necessary to protect our clients in an ever-changing world. By coupling the best technology the insurance industry has to offer with an extensive presence in the local community and statewide, Watkins can offer products and service capabilities that are second to none.
Many of our experienced and respected agents have earned professional designations and have achieved positions of responsibility and influence in our community. In addition, our ongoing success in business placement, client satisfaction and risk management consultation has earned us the privilege of offering our clients an impressive selection of options from top-tier insurance companies. Our carrier partners consistently recognize us for our production achievements, as well as our proactive approach to limiting clients’ risk exposure and our involvement in carrier advisory committees and boards.
While the products and services we offer have international reach, we are also proud to be influential in shaping the insurance marketplace at home, in Texas. Patrick Watkins, President of Watkins Insurance Group, proudly served as president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) in 2012-2013. IIAT is the nation’s second largest state association of independent insurance agencies, representing nearly 1,800 agencies and 15,000 agents and industry professionals. Mr. Watkins served IIAT as president-elect from 2011 – 2012, vice president from 2010 – 2011, and was named the IIAT Young Agent of the Year in 2005. He holds the Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Risk Manager professional designations and is the past president of the Independent insurance Agents of Austin.
We don’t move accounts from one carrier to another just to save a few dollars. We believe in building relationships with clients and carriers—including longstanding relationships with individual underwriters—and acting as the advocate for our clients in their relationships with carriers. Staying with a particular insurance company, rather than switching carriers year after year, helps to build a strong partnership that will yield better results and better service over the long term. In return, we expect carriers to keep pricing and coverage availability current as markets evolve, in order to better cultivate and maintain those long-term relationships with us and with our clients.