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Mike Buoy from Highpoint Insurance Group Joins Risk Services – Leavitt Insurance Agencies, Strengthens RSL’s Market Share and Footprint in Louisiana and Houston Area

Michael Buoy

Risk Services – Leavitt Insurance Agencies (RSL) has completed another growth-focused addition to their sales consulting team in the last year, Mike Buoy. Buoy is based in Friendswood, Texas, and most recently was with Highpoint Insurance Group for over seven years. He brings an impressive career and wealth of knowledge about the personal and commercial insurance industry to RSL in his new personal lines risk advisor role.

This appointment also includes the purchase of a portion of Buoy’s current book of business with a number of high net worth personal lines clients and commercial clients. Buoy has focused on building relationships with these clients and has been successful at placing both their personal and commercial insurance. Most of these clients are based in Texas and many have homes in CO, LA, NY, GA, FL, and CA.

Rob Eppers, COO of RSL, shared, “Buoy is an incredible person who wears his heart and passion on his sleeve for all to see, and we are honored to have him a part of the team.”

With the addition of Buoy to the RSL personal lines team and the acquisition of his book of business, RSL has created more opportunities to grow in the Houston, Texas market, Colorado, Louisiana, Florida, New York, and California, therefore elevating their presence and creating more competition with personal lines insurance products.

Buoy shared, “I am excited to start this new chapter in my career in the insurance world. Having the opportunity to work with a company like Risk Services of LA and Leavitt Group has given me great inspiration to continue building relationships and focus on further development of my high net worth personal lines book of business and to expand our current client list in Texas.”

Risk Services – Leavitt Insurance Agencies, founded in 1938 and affiliated with Leavitt Group in 2007, is led by Vlad Chemadurov and Rob Eppers and has six office locations between Louisiana and Texas (Texas: Waco, Lubbock, Houston, Corpus Christi; Louisiana: Shreveport and Alexandria).

If any questions about Mike Buoy’s hiring and/or the acquisition of his personal lines and commercial lines book of business, please contact Rob Eppers at 318-795-4853.

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