— More than 60 years of insurance experience awaits when you come by the offices of Willow Park Insurance Group, located at 108 S. Ranch House Rd., Suite 600, in Willow Park.
Co-owners Kevin Phillips and Dennis Rae met about 10 years ago when they were both working for Mid-Coninent Group Insurance. The men got to talking and decided to open a business together. they saw the potential for growth in eastern Parker County and decided to go from there.
“There is such potential for growth in Willow Park, Aledo and all over this end of the county,” Phillips said. “We wanted to get in here and get established because things are going to explode here very soon.”
The business opened last September and has been showing steady growth. Phillips has worked at a number of agencies in Kansas and Oklahoma while Rae has worked at a number of agencies in Texas and Oklahoma. He worked for one agency that saw four name changes in the late 90s, something he says will not be happening here.
The pair want to be the “premier Independent Insurance Agents in Parker County, providing our clients with the highest quality coverage and world class service while looking out for their financial well being.”
“We focus on coverage, service and price,” Rae said.
In their mission statement, the pair state their first goal is to make sure you have the right coverage for the risk you are trying to insure. Making sure their clients are not a number is also paramount with the two agents.
“There is an old insurance saying that business goes where it is asked for and stays where it is well treated,” Phillips said. “We want to make sure you have the coverage and the service you need. If we need to come in on Sunday after hours, it’s what we would expect from people and it’s also what we do.”
The two men also vow to get their clients the best coverage needed at the best price.
Phillips and Rae focus their attention on business, auto and homeowners insurance, not wanting to get into life and health insurance right now. Being independent agents, they can shop for the best rate for their customers, not just the company they serve. Recently, the agency became affiliated with Met Life and Travelers, two highly rated companies, Rae said.
“We simply do the insurance shopping for you,” Rae said.
Both agree that markets, such as health and life insurance, will be added as they are needed. Both have become involved in their community, Phillips is a member of the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors with Rae being involved in the Aledo High Band Boosters.
The agency has also donated a number of baskets to groups around town doing fundraisers in an attempt to become part of the community.
Willow Park Insurance Group is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information, give Kevin or Dennis a call at 817-441-1554 or visit www.willowpark-ins.com.