Griffin General Agency, Inc. dba South Texas General Insurance Agency, a Texas corporation, was founded on March 10, 1980 by John K. Griffin. Since its founding, South Texas General Insurance Agency has developed into one of the leading specialty lines Managing General Agencies in the State of Texas.
Headquartered in Houston, the agency originally specialized in writing Mobile Homes/Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicles exclusively. Since that time, the agency has expanded into virtually all personal lines products and non-energy commercial products. As an active member of the AAMGA, NAPSLO, TSLA, and an associate member of the IIAT we are cognizant, engaged, and committed to the industry.
The heart of Griffin General Agency, Inc. is a big part of its story. The agency is the result of John’s dream and a strong desire to form a business for the future of his family. After graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in marketing and serving three years as an officer in the US Army, where John was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, he and his family moved to Houston; this was the first step in his plan for the future.
John’s first job as a college graduate was in the insurance industry. After ten years of working for others (American General Insurance as a market analyst for the pension/profit sharing sales department followed by Foremost Insurance Company as a senior district manager for south Texas), he decided to take the next step to continue his dream. At age thirty-five he felt confident and secure in the knowledge he had gained from these two companies to open the doors of Griffin General Agency, Inc. dba South Texas General Insurance Agency in Houston, Texas.
A big step in the fulfillment of John’s dream came in 2006 when his daughter Natalie joined the staff as Marketing Director of the agency. She now serves as Vice President of Griffin General Agency, Inc. In 2016, the decision was made to use the corporate name moving forward to better represent where we are in the market place today. Griffin General Agency, Inc. is a preferred market for the independent agents, retail agents, and brokers of Texas. Our responsiveness, industry expertise, and commitment to quality have enabled GGA, Inc. to establish long-lasting relationships with both agents and carriers.
We are an independent, service driven organization, with today’s market driven cutting edge technology, providing our agents an important link between the independent insurance providers and specialty underwriters.
We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the employees, agents, and carriers who have supported us through the years. Because of you the future of GGA, Inc. seems as bright today as the date of its founding—the dream continues!