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About Our Company

Our Story

 

The Beginning

DRS Insurance Group was founded in 1968 by W.O. “Hoot” Gibson in the small community of Bartow, FL. Like his father (Omah Gibson) before him, Hoot Gibson built his agency around a core set of values and an unyielding commitment to service for the community.

Beyond the Dealer Community

With the formation of DRS Insurance Group in 2013, the firm expanded its services to provide for the insurance needs of our local community, both Business and Personal. DRS is consistently seeking and hiring the ‘’best of the best’’ in personnel and contracting with quality insurance carriers to handle specific business placements.

Agency Perpetuation

While many Insurance Firms are being purchased by larger Agencies, DRS has developed a perpetuation/succession plan that is both family and employee based. As a 50-year-old Agency with roots dating back over 100 years, there will be Gibsons in the office for years to come. As well, DRS is constantly looking for ways to develop and maintain an ownership program that promotes and provides for the company’s long-term goals.

The Next Generation

The past 50 years provide a legacy of our family’s commitment. It is a commitment to excellence in professionalism, integrity and unyielding service to those with whom we work. For us, it is our family heritage and one in which we are most proud.

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