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Maxwell Insurance Group Joins Risk Services of Louisiana, a Leavitt Group Agency

Shreveport, LA

Maxwell Insurance Group of Houston, TX, has affiliated with Risk Services of Louisiana (RSL), a Leavitt Group affiliate based in Shreveport, LA. Leavitt Group is a network of insurance brokers whose collective strength allows members to provide national resources to their clients.

Maxwell Insurance Group is a business insurance-focused agency run by two father-and-son teams. The father-and-son duos include Steve Maxwell, Stephen Maxwell, Buddy Maxwell, and Jem Maxwell. All four will be joining the RSL team as insurance advisors continuing to serve their current book of business while driving new business to the overall agency.

James “Buddy” Maxwell shared, “When we reviewed our current book of business and projected our success over the next two to five years, we knew something was missing. We also didn’t see a clear path to transition our book to Stephen and Jem, which RSL co-owners, Vlad and Rob, immediately endorsed. Their system offered support for marketing and servicing our existing book.”

Risk Services of Louisiana was founded in 1938 and affiliated with Leavitt Group in 2007. RSL serves business and institutional clients exclusively with five office locations in Louisiana and Texas and over 70 employees.

“We identified that the combined footprint of Leavitt/RSL would allow us to take our businesses to the next level and to be able to bring best-in-class insurance solutions to our clients and offer servicing that we wouldn’t have been able to provide at a smaller firm,” said Steve Maxwell.

Maxwell Insurance Group has two locations in Shreveport, LA, and Dallas, TX, and will be keeping both locations. They will join RSL’s six other locations in Alexandria, LA; Corpus Christi, TX; Houston, TX; Lubbock, TX; Shreveport, LA; and Waco, TX.

If any questions about this new affiliation, please contact Rob Eppers at 318-795-4853.

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