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Hutcherson Insurance is a traditional independent Trusted Choice Agency and long time members of the Independent Agents Association of Texas. The agency was purchased from Jack Howard in 1973 and we have been serving North Texas since then.

Sixty percent of our business volume is Commercial Insurance. We insure all types of businesses from main street business to the oil field. Our other insurance offerings include farm and ranch, home, auto, motorcycle, recreational vehicles, as well as life and health insurance.

David K. Hutcherson graduated from the University of North Texas in 1967 with his Bachelor in Insurance. David is involved in local civic service and activities with strong political connections in the community. He has served as President of the Optimist Club, Chamber of Commerce and the North Texas Medical Center Hospital Board.

Gregory D. Hutcherson attended Texas Tech University and graduated from what is now the Rawls College of Business with a Bachelors in Business Administration. He is active in the Gainesville Rotary Club, holds the Paul Harris Fellow honor and is a benefactor to the Permanent Fund of Rotary International. He has also received multiple distinguished service citations from Rotary and is a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Shelia Colwell became the agencies Personal Lines CSR in 2002 and received her General Agents license in 2005. She has 11 years experience in the industry and has specialized in Commercial Lines since 2007. Sheila has a strong background in retail management with various stores including KB Toys, Casual Corner and American Eagle Outfitters which has given her a broad understanding of business management, operations and the specific needs of the commercial client.

Paula Strait has been with the agency since 1996. She has 11 years experience in Personal Lines and is our personal lines manager. She has lived in the Gainesville Community her entire life and is familiar with the community and its people. Customer Service is her number one priority.

We are located at 1017 E California St on the main East to West thoroughfare in Gainesville. The agency is in a prime commercial location with 1500 square feet of office space. David Hutcherson owns the office duplex.


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