Watkins Insurance Group Named A 2018 Top Workplace

Watkins Insurance Group has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Austin American-Statesman. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”


“We are so proud to be recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in Austin for eight consecutive years. This ranking means so much to us because it reaffirms that we’re fostering an atmosphere where our employees know that they are valued.” said Patrick Watkins, President, Watkins Insurance Group. “As Watkins Insurance Group approaches our 70th anniversary, we’ve seen first-hand that success in business depends on providing the very best in client care. To provide that level of care, each employee must strive in their individual efforts to meet that group goal. Simply put, I believe that an organization that provides the best for its team will have a team that provides the best for its customers.”


Watkins Human Resources Manager, Kimberly Vasquez, adds: “We value relationships, so creating a work environment which promotes collaboration and teamwork comes naturally to everyone who works at Watkins. The culture at Watkins Insurance Group is about building relationships with each other, our clients, and our community. Our core values drive our daily operations and help us sustain a culture built on service.”

“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”


About Watkins Insurance Group

Founded in Austin in 1949, Watkins Insurance Group is now the largest and fastest-growing locally-owned independent insurance agency in central Texas. Recognized as an IIABA Best Practices Agency and headquartered in Austin, Watkins Insurance Group has locations throughout Texas. The agency provides tailored insurance, employee benefit, and bond solutions for business and personal risks of all sizes.

For more information about Watkins Insurance Group, please visit WatkinsInsuranceGroup.com

About Energage, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage (formerly known as WorkplaceDynamics) is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 47,000 organizations representing well over 16 million employees in the United States.


New Office in Georgetown

Watkins Insurance Group, the largest full-service, locally-owned independent insurance agency in central Texas, has begun construction of a new location in historic downtown Georgetown, TX.

The new building, to be located at 815 South Main Street, will be a two-story development which will house Watkins Insurance Group as well as tenants. “Watkins Insurance Group is making a significant investment to downtown Georgetown,” says developer Scott Stribling. “The new building will generate a great amount of momentum for the area and that equates to growth and jobs.”
“We are incredibly excited about increasing our commitment to Georgetown and Williamson county,” says Andy Webb, Partner of Watkins Insurance Group and member of the Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees. “By building a beautiful landmark building on one of the last undeveloped lots in downtown, we hope to be an integral part of the economic future of Georgetown.”

The office is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019.

Congratulations Communities For Recovery!

We are excited to congratulate central Texas-based Communities for Recovery for being named the Joel Hernandez Award recipient by Faces & Voices of Recovery at the annual America Honors Recovery Awards Dinner & Gala in Washington DC.

The Joel Hernandez Award recognizes one local, state, or regional recovery community organization for its success in assessing the specific needs of their community and carrying out a vision and mission of mobilizing resources within and outside the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

Watkins Insurance Group is honored to have a continued relationship with Communities for Recovery.

About Communities for Recovery: https://cforr.org/
The press release: https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/07/prweb15629069.htm