Established in 1931, MaximGroup has earned a sound reputation for providing the highest quality products and services, and for utilizing the latest technology and tools available to efficiently serve our customers. Instilled by agency founder Walter G. Hall, the philosophy at MaximGroup has been that the client comes first — always. We truly pride ourselves on the extraordinary service we provide to each and every customer. Our staff of professionals is ready to deliver excellent solutions to satisfy you and your family’s specific needs.
MaximGroup began more than 80 years ago on the Texas Gulf Coast with a mission to create and maintain long-term, trusting client-agent relationships.
MaximGroup's origins date back to 1906, when Sealy Hutchings National Bank of Galveston, Texas, chartered Citizens State Bank in League City, Texas. In 1931, a young banker, Walter Hall, was asked to take over operations of the League City location. That same year, the bank started offering insurance as an added product. With the help of his wife, Helen, Hall kept the bank open throughout the Great Depression and banking crisis of 1933.
In 1934, oil was discovered in the small town of Dickinson, Texas. Hall wisely moved Citizens State Bank, along with its insurance division, to Dickinson to capitalize on the city's rapid growth. Along with a group of investors, Hall bought the financial institution in 1943, expanding it to include additional services, drive-in facilities and several branches in the communities of Bacliff, Santa Fe, Texas City and League City.
In the process of growing and initiating changes to better serve its customers, in 2001 all of Hall's banks merged under a single charter and name: MaximBank. The word "maxim," meaning "a truth or fundamental principle," was chosen to reflect Hall's dedication to fundamental business principles including superior customer service, meaningful community involvement and employee enrichment. During this time, the insurance division also progressed and began offering commercial marine products to better serve the Texas Gulf Coast area.
In 2003, Hall sold MaximBank to the Southwest Bank of Texas but retained the insurance arm of the business to form MaximInsurance, an independent insurance agency offering commercial insurance, employee benefits, risk management, financial services, life insurance, marine insurance and personal insurance.
Under the leadership of current president Ron Masters, the agency has more than doubled in size, now serving 5,000 clients from an expanded, centralized office in Houston, which opened in October 2011. The agency's current name, MaximGroup, recognizes its roots and looks toward a bright future.
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