19 Feb Curneal Hignite
Our agency can trace its roots to 1959 with the incorporation of Richards and Bowling Insurance. In 1973, Gerry Hignite became the sole owner of this agency. Dave Curneal and Byron Pirtle joined forces in 1981 to start Curneal Pirtle, Inc. Some nine years later, Dave and Gerry merged Richards and Bowling with Curneal Pirtle, to form Curneal Hignite Insurance.
On July 1, 2007, Curneal Hignite became part of the Houchens family. Also in 2007, the agency acquired Heartland Insurance and in 2014, Tabb Insurance. To bring us where we are today, Joe Stewart leads our efforts as our agency President. Nobody Works Harder!
The past 15 months have been an exciting, yet bittersweet time for our agency. In November 2017, we moved into our new office building at 410 Ring Road in Elizabethtown. This puts us in a modern facility with high visibility that is more customer friendly/secure than our previous location. We love our new home! The bittersweet part of this time slot is two of our long-term employees, Judy Besser (who started with Richards and Bowling) and Kaye Deroush both retired in 2018. As many of you have heard, in December we suffered a heartbreaking loss with the death of Whitney Hignite Hines, Gerry’s beloved daughter.
Please continue to keep the Hignite and Hines families in your thoughts and prayers. As we enter Fiscal Year, 18/19, we feel confident opportunities are endless for the Curneal Hignite Insurance Agency and the Houchens Insurance Group.