Swingle Collins & Associates is the largest privately-owned insurance agency in Texas, an agency with both national and global reach. Our size and ownership structure allow us to provide a solution for even the most unique and complex risks while still providing the tailored experience our clients desire. Leading carriers in the marketplace have recognized our growth and success, awarding us top-tier access which exclusively benefits our clients. Adopting a consultative approach and continually staying on the forefront of emerging trends, our elite team of risk advisors is considered best-in-class by industry peers and clients.
At Swingle Collins, relationships are the foundation of our business—with both the companies we represent and the clients we serve. Our advisors act as the main point of contact from the initial meeting, during mergers and acquisitions, and throughout the renewal process. Our producers are aware of their clients’ ongoing needs and are personally involved in every aspect of the account. We strive to be considered an extension of our clients’ companies and family wealth management teams—providing peace of mind that their assets will be properly protected and that their needs will come first.
Our large brokerage roots proved to us the ever-widening service gap between Fortune 500 and privately held companies. Since 1982, our goal has been clear and transparent: to work alongside employers to create solution-oriented insurance programs so our clients can focus on what matters most—growing their businesses.
In 2017, we established our Employee Benefits Division. Health care costs have exploded, and the vast majority of companies receive inadequate service at inflated rates. Our benefits consultants tailor strategic employee benefits plans so privately held businesses can recruit and retain top talent.
The Swingle Collins Personal Division was founded out of an industry need for a more tailored approach that allowed for a customizable insurance solution. We remove the stigma that insurance is a one-size-fits-all commodity by designing a program around each client, their assets, and their passions. We recognize that successful individuals and families have intricate risks and exposures, and we work to create a specialized solution to protect their ever-evolving needs. Beyond luxury homes, autos, jewelry, and fine arts, we consult with our clients to protect their lifestyle exposures—whether it be traveling to exotic destinations or serving on nonprofit boards.
Due to our commitment to education on emerging trends, we take the hassle out of even the most complex insurance portfolios. We help clients navigate the complicated landscape and serve as an advocate for them, so that if a loss does occur, they can recover faster and with greater ease.
In a time when many of the independent agencies are being acquired by larger agencies, Swingle Collins is fully vested in remaining an independent agency. The freedom to shop the market for our clients allows us to present the best coverage and pricing that the market has to offer.
With a quarter of our agency under the age of 35, and 23 new hires in 2018 alone, we have established a youthful culture and dynamic energy that resembles the feel of a startup. Through agency mentorship and elite carrier training programs, each one of our producers receive top-of-the-line training and ongoing education. A majority of our producers have earned certifications including: Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Counselor of Insurance (CIC), Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRM), Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS), Texas General Lines Agent (GLA), Chubb and Wharton School of Business’s Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance (CAPI), and Chartered Private Risk and Insurance Advisor (CPRIA), a St. John’s University program which was developed in part by Swingle Collins shareholder Ashleigh Trent. Because our carriers know that Swingle Collins’ dedication to industry knowledge is unlike anywhere else, our producers are often hand selected for exclusive offsite training programs, such as Cincinnati’s High Net Worth Producer School and AIG's Private Client Group Producer Sales School.
While agency leaders provide heavy mentorship and continuing education to producers, we work as our own bosses, setting our own goals, schedules, and salary. We are hardworking, focused individuals with a deep understanding that human relationships are the basis for all business.