By KAROLYN GEPHART
Texas Senator Larry Taylor from Friendswood, president of Truman Taylor Insurance, has closed his agency after 55 years of operation and joined Galveston Insurance Associates, effective Dec. 15.
GIA has been operating on Galveston Island for 125 years and has had an office in Friendswood since 2010. Taylor and his two employees will join GIA’s staff of 38 in the GIA Friendswood location.
“The Truman Taylor Insurance Agency has a great reputation for providing top-notch customer service. The agency has played a valuable role in the Friendswood community and surrounding area for decades. By joining forces, we’ll be able to provide even greater service to our clients,” GIA President Garry Kaufman said.
Taylor is currently serving his fifth year as a state senator.
“I still have a lot I want to accomplish in Austin on behalf of my Galveston County constituents and joining GIA allows me to continue devoting the time needed to serve while knowing my insurance clients will be well taken care of,” Taylor said.
Founded in 1892, Galveston Insurance Associates (GIA) is Galveston County’s oldest insurance agency.
GIA is a full-service insurance agency specializing in commercial, personal, and life and health insurance.
As a locally owned and operated independent agency, GIA represents many top-rated insurance companies and is one of the largest independent agency writers of windstorm and flood insurance in Texas, according to Kaufman.