Insurance Network of Texas Among Top Texas Family Businesses of 2010

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Insurance Network of Texas recognized by Baylor University as an outstanding family business.

A Family Business Since 1949

"The only thing that has really changed in that sixty-one years is the size of our family."

Baylor University's Institute for Family Business honored the 2010 Texas Family Business of the Year award winners and finalists at an awards banquet held earlier this month at Baylor University.

Insurance Network of Texas was among the finalists for this award along side a select group of top Texas family businesses including Barney Holland Oil Company, Fort Worth; Sabine Pipe, Kilgore; Studio Gallery, Waco; Texas Air Composites, Desoto; and The Lawton Group of McKinney.

The Texas Family Business of the Year awards program recognizes outstanding firms whose families demonstrate a commitment to each other and to business continuity, and who are responsive to the needs of their employees, communities and industries.

“At Insurance Network of Texas, family and community mean something. Trust. Support. Loyalty. Those are the values we grew up with, and the values that drive our company. That’s just who we are. It’s been sixty-one years since we first opened the doors, and we are now one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the state. The only thing that has really changed in that sixty-one years is the size of our family. I’m extremely proud of our family here at Insurance Network of Texas and the recognition of our family by the Baylor Institute for Family Business.” – Robert Nitsche, COO/CFO Insurance Network of Texas

This year's winners are:
Small Family Business of the Year: DTAC - Midlothian and First Place Foods - Garland    
Medium Family Business of the Year: Natural Bridge Caverns - Natural Bridge Caverns    
Large Family Business of the Year: Associated Supply Company (ASCO Equipment) - Lubbock    
Family Values Award: Southwest Sealants - Georgetown    
Well-Managed Award: Total Office Solutions - Dallas    
Community Commitment Award: Birkman International - Houston    
Fastest Growing Award: American Servoil - Fulshear    
Founders Award: Chacon Autos - Dallas    
Heritage Award: Hobbs Bonded Fibers - Waco    

About Insurance Network of Texas
Insurance Network of Texas is an independent, family owned insurance agency that offers several products and specialty lines including personal, life, commercial, health benefits coverage, ocean cargo, auto dealers, aircraft, and oilfield floaters. At Insurance Network of Texas, they focus on the process rather than the products to make sure their client’s individual needs are heard and addressed. Visit to learn more about Insurance Network of Texas.

About the Baylor Institute for Family Business
Through the Texas Family Business of the Year program and other activities, the Institute for Family Business fulfills its mission to provide a forum for the development and dissemination of information relevant to the health and continuity of family businesses. Other educational and planning programs available to family business owners through the Institute include special interest seminars and entrepreneurship training classes. The undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business is ranked No. 2 nationally by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneurship magazine. Visit and follow the school on Twitter at


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