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Higginbotham and Sellers-Patterson Insurance Merge in Tyler


Higginbotham and Sellers-Patterson Insurance Merge in Tyler

PR Newswire

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Higginbotham and Sellers-Patterson Insurance announced today the merger of their operations in Tyler, Texas. Sellers-Patterson, led by Linda Sellers, is Higginbotham's second office in Tyler; the first established in 2014 when Higginbotham entered the market. The union gives the combined firm a local workforce of 16 serving businesses and families in northeast Texas.

Higginbotham and Sellers-Patterson Insurance Merge in Tyler, Texas

Higginbotham is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and ranked by revenue as the largest independent insurance broker based in the state. It operates 29 offices in Texas and Oklahoma City that collaborate to provide a single source solution for insurance and financial services. Sellers-Patterson, an employee benefits and individual health insurance broker, will draw on Higginbotham's property/casualty insurance capabilities to expand its service portfolio.    

"Our emphasis is always on providing year-round service to our insureds," said Linda Sellers, principal at Sellers-Patterson. "Partnering with Higginbotham allows us to deepen our customer service and offer more options for other lines of insurance, including commercial property and casualty."

Sellers serves the City of Tyler as Mayor Pro Tem and representative on City Council for District 1. Her community service has included chairman of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and president of the Tyler Association of Life Underwriters.

Scott Kirkpatrick, managing director at Higginbotham in Tyler, said, "Sellers-Patterson has a similar value system that will strengthen Higginbotham's capabilities to serve customers in Tyler. We're happy to team up with Linda and her associates. Her involvement in developing our city demonstrates an energy that will be an asset as we continue to grow."

The office will continue operating as Sellers-Patterson at 5070 Kinsey Drive under the direction of Linda Sellers as managing director. Higginbotham is located less than two miles away at 3347 Old Jacksonville Highway.

About Sellers-Patterson Insurance
Sellers-Patterson Insurance has brokered insurance products for small to large employers and individuals for more than 20 years in Tyler, Texas. Principal Linda Sellers serves as City of Tyler Mayor Pro Tem and City Council District 1 councilman. Visit for more information.

About Higginbotham
Higginbotham is a single source for insurance and financial services that brokers business insurance, employee benefits, retirement plans, executive benefits, life insurance and home/auto insurance from more than 250 regional and national carriers. It supplements coverage with in-house risk management and benefit plan administration services. The firm was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, with 28 additional offices serving domestic and international customers. Higginbotham ranks by revenue as the nation's 27th largest independent insurance brokerage firm, making it the largest Texas-based broker (Business Insurance, July 2017). Visit for more information.


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