BURLINGTON, N.C., July 1, 2009—TAPCO Underwriters, Inc. (TAPCO), a Burlington, North Carolina-based excess and surplus lines MGA, announced today that the company’s revolutionary insurance service model— the ability to electronically generate, deliver and archive quotes, binders, policies and endorsements, allowing for coverage to be bound in minutes—is now available to retail agents in Mississippi. The announcement was made by TAPCO President Tap Johnson III.
In 2007, when TAPCO started their aggressive national growth plan, they had a territory of eight states—Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington D.C. Through continued expansion that included the addition of California, Delaware, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and now Mississippi, TAPCO has more than doubled their territory to 17 states.
“We’re pleased to add Mississippi to our expanding service area,” says Johnson. “As we continue to grow, we remain dedicated to our agents and their insureds, always staying focused on our mission to provide superior products in a timely fashion at an affordable price.”
TAPCO has the binding authority for more than 1,000 classes of business, including all types of General Liability; General, Specialty, and Artisan Contractors; Property; Vacant Property and Builder’s Risk; and Dwelling/Homeowners, among other lines.
For more information about TAPCO or to receive an instant quote, please call 1-800-334-5579, or visit www.gotapco.com.
TAPCO was founded in 1983 in Burlington, N.C., by Tapley O. Johnson Jr., and specializes in the timely placement of Excess & Surplus lines business for both commercial and personal lines insurance accounts. TAPCO has in-house binding authority to write more than 1,000 classes of business, through A-rated carriers for a wide range of risks, including all types of Property; General Liability; Inland Marine; Dwelling and Homeowners; Vacant and Builder’s Risk; Liquor Liability; and General, Specialty and Artisan Contractors; and other lines. The company began with just three people but has since grown to five offices that employ 180 people, service 12,000 agencies and currently write in 17 states.