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Stephens & Hobdy Insurance Join The Leavitt Group

Natchez, MS – Stephens & Hobdy Insurance Agency recently affiliated with the Leavitt Group, an organization of independent insurance agencies. Jack Stephens and Braxton Hobdy, co-owners of the Natchez agency, look forward to the additional markets and product offerings they can provide to their clients through their membership in the Leavitt Group.

“As an independent insurance agency, our size is important to the insurance companies we work with,” says Hobdy, “As members of the Leavitt Group, we can leverage the volume of other member agencies to bring very competitive products to our Natchez clients.”

Stephens & Hobdy Insurance has roots in Natchez dated to 1920. The 1920 Darling Insurance Agency eventually became Stephens Insurance Agency when V. J. Stephens purchased it in 1946. Hobdy & Company was founded in 1940 as Henderson Agency and later changed names when Braxton Hobdy became the sole owner in 1987. Jack Stephens and Braxton Hobdy merged their agencies in 1998 forming Stephens & Hobdy Insurance.

“When Braxton Hobdy and I joined forces in 1998, we wanted to become the premier insurance agency in Natchez and better meet client needs,” says Stephens, “That is still our goal and why we`ve joined the Leavitt Group.”

Stephens and Hobdy began discussing joining the Leavitt Group a year ago. “Stephens & Hobdy Insurance fits in well with our organization,” says Dane Leavitt, CEO of the Leavitt Group, “I have been impressed with Stephens & Hobdy Insurance and their client-centered goals and integrity. We are honored to have them as part of the Leavitt Group.”

Stephens & Hobdy Insurance provides all types of personal and business insurance to area residents and businesses, including property & casualty, business packages, life, and health insurance.
The Leavitt Group, founded in 1952, is an organization of over eighty independent insurance agencies located across the United States. The Leavitt Group provides custom market assistance and support services to member agencies.

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