Area independent insurance agency group recognized _lowres

Photo provided by Charles Williams -- The East Pointe group, consisting of area independent insurance agencies, was honored Feb. 19 as a Republic Regal group. From left, are Louis Durand, St. Martinville; James Castello, Zachary; Charlie Williams, Jennings; Deborah Tobias-Reid, marketing representative specialist, South Louisiana for the Republic Group; Bill Gassie, Port Allen; Will Andrews, Jennings; Trey Gassie, Port Allen; Bill Dart, Clinton; and Donald Cazayoux, New Roads.

The East Pointe Group, which consists of area independent insurance agencies, was recently named a Republic Regal agency for 2015 by Republic Group, placing it among the top 5 percent of all Republic independent agencies, according to a news release.

“We credit our success to the partnership that we have with Republic Group, a company that reflects our philosophy of providing outstanding customer service and building long-lasting customer relationships,” said Charlie Williams, of Daly Williams, an agency partner in Jennings.

Republic, one of the many companies represented by East Pointe, honored the agency’s achievement at a reception Feb. 19 during the group’s annual meeting.

“Our Regal recognition program honors the best of the best of the 400-plus independent insurance agencies that represent us throughout the southwest. We recognize the members of the East Pointe group for their excellent results and outstanding customer service, which earned them our highest honor,” said Ron Lawson, vice president of marketing for Republic Group.

East Pointe Group is comprised of the following:

Castello Insurance Agency, Zachary

Cazayoux Insurance Agency, New Roads

Dart Insurance Agency, Clinton

Durand Insurance Agency, St. Martinville

Gassie Insurance Agency, Port Allen

Powell and Associates Insurance, Ponchatoula and Hammond

Daly Williams Agency, Jennings.