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Standard Lines

In addition to our many surplus markets, Tejas American General Agency offers several standard markets with a very broad base of coverage. Throughout Texas and the contiguous states, TAGA’s expert underwriters provide quotes on BOP, Package, General Liability, and more to save your insureds money.

Coverages

  • General Liability
  • Inland Marine
  • Auto
  • Property
  • BOP
  • Package

Classes

  • Advertising Companies
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Auto Service Shops
  • Bakeries
  • Beauty Salons
  • Bed & Breakfasts
  • Business Personal Property
  • Caterers
  • Children’s Clothing Stores
  • Churches
  • Contractors
  • Convenience Stores
  • Dentist Offices
  • Donut Shops
  • Dry Cleaners
  • Florists
  • Handymen
  • Hardware Stores
  • Janitorial Services
  • Lessors Risks
  • Manufacturers
  • Medical Facilities
  • Mercantiles/Retailers
  • Metal Workers
  • Mini-Warehouses
  • Motels
  • Nursery – Plants
  • Print Shops
  • Restaurants
  • Trade Schools
  • Web Site Developers
  • and much much more

*Excess and Umbrella Coverages available for a very wide range of classes.

Markets

Company
Rating
Size
States Available
AmTrust A X
Companion Property & Casualty A XV
Great American A XIII
Hanover A XIV
Insurors Indemnity A- V
Travelers A+ XV

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    Vivian Escalante

    Transportation / Workers Compensation / Preferred Underwriter

    Vivian has been in the insurance industry for over 13 years. She’s been an Underwriter with TAGA since 2001. She knows that being a nice, friendly person that has knowledge of their job is essential to good customer service. One of her favorite hobbies is cake decorating. She has four children, ages six, four, three,

    Phone: 877-224-3463 x 230

    Vivian has been in the insurance industry for over 13 years. She’s been an Underwriter with TAGA since 2001. She knows that being a nice, friendly person that has knowledge of their job is essential to good customer service.

    One of her favorite hobbies is cake decorating. She has four children, ages six, four, three, twelve-months and one cat in the family. She is also active with the Girl Scouts.

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    Patty Rardin

    Workers Compensation / Preferred Markets Underwriter

    Patty began her career with TAGA in July 2000 and has been a member of the Workers Compensation ever since. She has recently begun underwriting preferred business. Patty has a young son named Devin. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and shopping.

    Phone: 866-214-6372 x 227

    Patty began her career with TAGA in July 2000 and has been a member of the Workers Compensation ever since. She has recently begun underwriting preferred business. Patty has a young son named Devin. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and shopping.

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    Lisa Reyes / CISR

    Professional & Non-Subscription Underwriter

    Lisa started with TAGA in 2005. Since that time, she’s gained a great deal of experience in a variety of positions and departments. She’s worked extensively in the Workers Compensation and Property and Casualty departments as a Policy Tech and Underwriting Assistant, and is now an Associate Underwriter for the Preferred Market Department. She knows

    Phone: 877-224-3459 x 248

    Lisa started with TAGA in 2005. Since that time, she’s gained a great deal of experience in a variety of positions and departments. She’s worked extensively in the Workers Compensation and Property and Casualty departments as a Policy Tech and Underwriting Assistant, and is now an Associate Underwriter for the Preferred Market Department. She knows that having a positive attitude is key to providing good customer service.

    Lisa received her Bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Austin in Economics, with a minor in Business Administration. She is currently pursuing her CIC designation. Outside of work, she spends time with her family, her husband, her son and daughter. She’s a big Longhorn fan and looks forward to football season every year. “Hook em’ Horns!!”

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    Hank Beck

    Workers Compensation Underwriter

    Hank became an underwriter in our Workers Compensation Department in August 2000. He is responsible for quoting new and renewal business. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of insurance. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his daughter.

    Phone: 877-224-3461 x 205

    Hank became an underwriter in our Workers Compensation Department in August 2000. He is responsible for quoting new and renewal business. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of insurance. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his daughter.

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    Bart Koch / CIC, AAI

    Accounting / Human Resources / Marketing / Workers Comp

    In 1997 Bart and four colleagues formed TAGA with a strong desire to deliver superior customer service to Independent Insurance Agents in Texas while making an underwriting profit for their Carriers. TAGA has experienced rapid growth due largely to the TAGA team that Bart and his colleagues have assembled. Taking an active role in the

    Phone: 512-531-1712 x 206

    In 1997 Bart and four colleagues formed TAGA with a strong desire to deliver superior customer service to Independent Insurance Agents in Texas while making an underwriting profit for their Carriers. TAGA has experienced rapid growth due largely to the TAGA team that Bart and his colleagues have assembled. Taking an active role in the company, he leads the Workers Comp, Accounting, Human Resources, and Marketing Teams helping them to achieve the TAGA Difference.

    Prior to forming TAGA, he was Vice President of Operations and Partner with another MGA in the Austin area. Previously, Bart worked for both an insurance agency and a major insurance company in various Sales and Underwriting capacities after graduating from Louisiana State University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and Administration.

    Current Industry Affiliations include the Texas Surplus Lines Association ( TSLA ), the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Organizations ( NAPSLO ), American Association of Managing General Agents ( AAMGA ), the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas ( IIAT) and many local chapters, and the Federation of Insurance Women of Texas ( FIWT ) and many local chapters.

    Celebrating over 30 years of marriage, he and his wife, Cindi, have 3 sons. They enjoy traveling, boating, and an occasional game of golf.