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Heritage Insurance Group merges with Garrett Insurance

The owners and staff of Heritage Insurance Group, Inc. of Stockton, Kansas, are excited to announce the merger of its agency with Garrett Insurance Agency, Kerrville, Texas.

Originating from a decade-long friendship between owners, the new partnership will bring two family-owned insurance agencies under joint leadership, opening many doors to new and exciting opportunities. Both agencies specialize in agriculture, commercial and personal lines insurance and look forward to expanding into new markets and offering new products to clients.

The Garrett Insurance Agency is a fourth-generation family-owned insurance agency and a 2021 Best Practices Agency with the Big "I" and operates in six locations across Texas. Heritage Insurance Group has four locations across Northwest Kansas. The day-to-day operations, locations, and staff of Heritage Insurance Group will remain consistent after the merger. You can continue to meet and work with the same great staff you have worked with for years.

"We are very excited to begin this partnership. The family-focused ownership and management of the Garrett Agency is how we operate in Kansas," said Mark Lowry, owner of Heritage Insurance Group. "We look forward to learning more about how we can improve our service and offer new products to our clients."

"We've been looking to expand our geographic footprint into other states, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma for some time now but wanted to wait for the right opportunity," said Stephen Schmerbeck, Chief Executive Officer of Garrett Insurance Agency, Inc. "Fortunately, we were introduced to Heritage Insurance, and the exceptional professional expertise they bring to the table is a great fit with our philosophy and goals in pursuit of excellence. Mark and Sally will be leading our Central Region as we continue to grow our brand in the Midwest, and we are very proud to be associated with them."

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