Spotlight

Houchens Insurance Group is a family of agencies, taking the success of each individual agency and utilizing their expertise for the entire organization, directly impacting the clients we serve. Each of our agencies, and their teams, work to build relationships within their communities to bring the very best carriers, resources, and service to everyone they cover. Here we want to shine a spotlight on the HIG family, so that you can get to know us better.

Employee Spotlights

  •   Lori Steuart is being spotlighted this quarter because of her dedication to her job and her friendly demeanor. Lori has been in the insurance business for, well, let’s just say “over 20 years.” The professionalism and kindheartedness that she brings to her Commercial Account......

  •   Debbie Meador stands under our December Employee Spotlight by way of undiluted & unprecedented love for her position. As the Personal Lines Retention Advocate, her daily functions serve as a guiding hand to not only clientele, but her co-workers, as well. Meador goes out......

  •   John is one of the Lexington Claims Advocate, not only does John handle the majority of our Lexington customers claims, he handles the majority of my customers claims. Over the last couple years my customers have had some very large and difficult claims. Not......

  •   Chelsie Edwards is an Account Manager in Personal Lines with Roeding Insurance. Chelsie started her career with Roeding after moving from Michigan with her two little boys. Chelsie has worked her way up from part time assistant in personal lines to full time assistant......

  •   Jeff began his insurance career 30 years ago. He is an Account Manager at Curneal Hignite in the Commercial Department. Jeff has his P&C License, and he also took the extra steps to obtain his CIC Designation in order to serve his insureds to......

  •   Daphne Sanders began her career with Johnston Agency in 2003. Van Meter purchased the agency in 2010 and Daphne came on board at the same time. Since beginning with VMI, she has taken on a large book of business, specializing in the Coal companies......

  •   MacKayla joined VMI in Bowling Green in 2015 as an intern working specifically in our HR Department alongside Lydia and her team. She stayed on with HR for a few months after her graduation in 2017 when an opportunity became available for MacKayla to......

  •   Becky started her venture into insurance in 2002 after the birth of her twins. She worked as an account manager for personal lines when the agency she worked for was purchased by Curneal Hignite Insurance in 2007. At that time, she expanded to commercial......

  •   Adam joined Van Meter Insurance in 2011 as a member of the Bowling Green P&C team. Originally when hired, he was to focus on tasks in which direct contact with the client would be at a minimum. As the years progressed, so did Adam.......

  • Britney Golsch joined Roeding Insurance in 1994 as a Personal Lines salesperson and has come to own that position over the past five years. Britney had a background in banking prior to insurance and those connections are the foundation of how she approaches sales in......

Agency Spotlights

  • 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,......

  • Roeding Insurance was founded by Edward H. Roeding in 1921 and operated out of a small, two to three person office in Covington. Even though he was starting from scratch, Mr. Roeding combined hard work and community involvement to build his business. Ed’s son, Ted,......

  • The Lexington Property and Casualty and Marketing Departments – with the passing of Cheryl Altizer the whole property and casualty, and marketing departments have stepped up big time to make sure that Cheryl’s customers have been taken care of. All of these employees who have......

  •   Houchens Benefits is one of the fastest growing divisions of Houchens Insurance Group. We currently have 55 employees and are still looking for new good talent for our team. We exceeded our prior year sales budget of $14.3 million to end the fiscal year......

  •   In 1992, Van Meter Insurance Group extended their southeastern footprint by opening a branch in Middle Tennessee. The office is now located in the Cool Springs area of Franklin, TN, just 15 minutes from the heart of the Music City, Nashville, Tennessee. In October......

  •   The Owensboro office opened in 1994 when Van Meter purchased the agency from Vittitow & Queensberry. The office moved from downtown to the current location on Frederica Street. Keith Hopgood was lead producer over the location. (Fun Fact: Keith Hopgood is the longest-employed Producer......

  •   The HIG BG office is comprised of BG VMI and the original Center of Insurance. COI began in 1950, and VMI was established in 1977, and the two are now combined to make the Van Meter Bowling Green P&C division. VMI moved to Fairway......

  • Employers Risk Services is a third party administrator providing claims handling, medical bill repricing, medical management, loss control, reinsurance marketing, cobra administration, and disease management. Employers Risk Services was established in 1993 working under the ownership of Van Meter Insurance, established in 1977. In 2006,......

Department Spotlights

  •   The Select and Personal Lines team has existed in its current format for just over 10 years. During that time, the department revenue has more than doubled and seen us expand our abilities. We have been named to the Safeco Award of Excellence for......

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