DRS Insurance Group was founded in 1968 by W.O. “Hoot” Gibson in Bartow, FL. The original agency, Amalex, Inc., specialized in providing coverage for the industrial risks of the phosphate and citrus industries.
From its early beginnings, the firm exhibited the unique ability to place difficult and unusual exposures… quickly setting itself apart from other agencies with an extraordinary level of creativity and a strong commitment to service.
In 1994, Steven Gibson left the family business to join Universal Underwriters as an Account Executive. It was during his tenure with Universal that Gibson sharpened his automotive expertise and developed a unique understanding of the exposures facing the Dealership community. Excelling in both Property/Casualty and F & I production, Gibson achieved Presidents Club levels and was named Top Gun for his production in 1995.