T.M. Edwards’ Village Insurance Agency was founded in 1964 by Thomas Milton Edwards. Mr. Edwards moved his business from downtown San Antonio to the small town of Helotes to allow him to have a closer relationship with his customers and the community.
In 1987, while contemplating his retirement, he realized the need for his agency to continue with the same level of service and care for his clients that he had endeared to Village Insurance. He wanted to bring in someone who would continue to provide quality service and have a personal relationship with this community he now called home.
Around this time, Murray J. Hacker Sr. CIC was considering starting his own insurance agency. He was Vice President of BSM Insurance Company and his son Murray J. Hacker Jr. (Bubba) was a director at BSM. T.M. Edwards and Murray Hacker happened to be serving on the Northside Independent School District Board of Directors and discussed their respective situations.
They formed a partnership in 1987 named Village Insurance Agency. All three partners held similar values and maintained close ties with their clients and the community. Seeing that the partnership was successful, Mr. Edwards now felt comfortable with his decision to retire in 1989. Murray and Bubba incorporated the agency with Murray as President and Bubba as Vice President. The agency because of its growing reputation for quality service with a personal touch had continued success! David Mauer, Sr. had been in the insurance business since 1960. He had worked for large agencies including Alexander & Alexander from 1975 to 1980. He also was concerned about maintaining close relationships with his clients. He founded Mauer Insurance Agency in 1980. The venture proved to be a great success, and in 1983 his son David Mauer, Jr. joined the agency. He helped his father with all aspects of running the agency, and their name became well respected in the community.
In 1984 Murray Hacker and David Mauer met while serving as members of the General Accident Insurance Company’s Agency Council. They began a friendship that would eventually lead to the Mauer Insurance Agency joining Village Insurance Agency. David and Murray were confident that the agencies shared a similar focus of quality service with a personal touch. An agreement was made that when David retired, David Jr. would purchase his father’s business and become a partner.
In December of 1999 Murray Hacker retired from the agency. Bubba purchased his business and became President of Village Insurance Agency. He brought David Jr. as Vice President and they set out to expand the agency as much as possible, while keeping their core values intact. Murray Hacker Sr. remains active in the agency to this date, even though he is officially “retired”.
In March of 2002 David Sr. retired and David Jr. bought his father’s business and become co-owner of Village Insurance Agency.
Today Village Insurance Agency operates with Bubba as president and David Jr. as Vice President. We strive to provide excellent service and offer our clients the knowledge and experience to tackle even their most challenging insurance questions. We started out as a family owned business, and our proud to continue the traditions of being a family owned business. We encourage our staff to work towards professional designations and maintain annual educational updates in order to stay current with changes in our industry. We are always looking forward and adapting to a constantly changing insurance environment with new ideas, while keeping our focus on our traditional values.
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