2014 Wrap-Up Release
THE WOODLANDS, TX, December 28, 2014 – Gordy Bunch and The Woodlands Financial Group surged to positions amongst the top business and community leaders in The Woodlands and Montgomery County in 2014 achieving record results and civic contributions:
Gordy Bunch Garners Corporate & Community Honors
The Woodlands, TX, November 10, 2014 – Richard “Gordy” Bunch, founder, president, and CEO of TWFG Insurance Services was re-elected during the November 4 General Election to The Woodlands Township Board of Directors at position one. As the only unopposed candidate in the four-position election, Bunch received 16,045 votes, the most for any single Township director since the Township’s founding in 2010. He also serves the nation’s premier master-planned community as chairman of The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau which reported mid-year sales tax results of $30,915,238 and Hotel Tax revenues of $4,657,172.
Gran Fondo Makes Record Donations
The TWFG Insurance Services Gran Fondo: Texas TMCO charity bike ride has made it largest-ever donation to the Texas Medical Center Orchestra and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. On Sunday evening at a TMCO concert, co-founder Mark LeBlanc presented checks to the two charities totaling $74,000. “We are astounded by these donations” stated Ariela Alpert, President of the orchestra who plays first violin. “This will go far in helping us provide music to the infirmed who may not otherwise have an opportunity to hear good, live concert music.” The TMCO plays not only in grand concert halls such as the Wortham Center in Houston and Festival Hill in Round Top, but in hospitals such as Methodist Hospital Houston. Smaller ensembles play for local medical charities, medical conferences and facilities in the area. In 2013, the orchestra played at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Receiving the donation for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mindy LeBlanc, Development Manager, stated that “This donation will make it possible for the society to continue its decades-long effort to assist those living with MS, to stop MS in it tracks, and to find a cure for MS.” Since its founding in 1947, the National MS Society has provided over $660 million towards MS research.
During the same ceremony, Mr. LeBlanc presented a trophy toMichael A. Crafts, CLF, LUTCF, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for The Woodlands Financial Group, title sponsor of the bike ride. “We are thrilled to be a part of such a dynamic organization” said Crafts. “The Woodland Financial Group, since its founding by Gordy Bunch a decade ago, has been at the forefront of progress and this is another way for our company to be involved in the community that has supported our rapid growth” said Crafts.
The TWFG Insurance Services Gran Fondo: Texas TMCO charity bike ride was founded in 2011 by Mr. LeBlanc and by Phil Pauzé, both avid cyclists and major fundraisers for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This year, it had record rider participation with 2159 registered riders. Over the past four years, it has had over 6400 registered riders making it one of the largest rides recommended by the National MS Society as a lead-up ride to the BP MS 150 Houston-to-Austin ride. Since inception, the ride has donated $187,000 to the two charities. Both the TMCO and the National MS Society are qualified charities under section 501c3 of the IRS code.
TWFG Member Companies Support Healthy Living and Active Lifestyles
The Woodlands Financial Group (TWFG) and its founder, president and CEO, Richard “Gordy” Bunch III, based in The Woodlands, Texas, believe healthy living is the greatest contribution a company can make to its community and its residents. As a matter of business and community support, TWFG contributes to a general group of large and small charities. But TWFG corporate, TWICO Homeowners Insurance, and TWFG Insurance Services focus in supporting organizations and events that promote good health and active living. By sponsoring high-profile events that encourage physical fitness, TWFG also demonstrates that it is directly benefitting current and potential policy holders and their families. Gordy believes: “Doing well by doing good,” is a truism, as well as an axiom,”
TWFG Surges in National Agency Rankings; Tops all Texas Agencies
The Woodlands, TX – Nov. 20, 2014 – The Woodlands Financial Group (TWFG) Insurance Services is now ranked in the top 10 of the nation’s privately-held “Top 50 Personal Lines” insurance agencies, according to an industry ranking source, Insurance Journal. Richard “Gordy” Bunch, TWFG president and CEO, received notice that TWFG is ranked number eight of the 38,000 Property and Casualty agencies in the U.S. and number one of all comparable agencies in Texas based on its total P/C revenue of $40,690,500 in 2013.
Vote For TWFG as The Best Insurance Agency or Agent For The 2015 Best Of The Woodlands
It’s that time of year again to vote for the Best of The Woodlands! Last year, TWFG took the second place spot in the Best Insurance Agency or Agent category and voting began February 1st and ends February 28th. We are under Banks and Financial Services, Best Insurance Agency and Agent.
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A SHINING STAR: Like any shining star, it is difficult to pinpoint which facet shines brightest when we attempt to describe Richard “Gordy” Bunch III. When peering at the heavens through a telescope, it is the convergence of a multitude of luminescent facets that illuminates each star for us. Similarly, the individuals we dare to see as “American Heroes,” worthy of our special recognition, are made up of many facets in their chosen field. Gordy Bunch is a multitasking master. Aside from the fact that, at age 42, Gordy Bunch has protected our sovereign borders, founded an innovative nationally-ranked insurance services agency, and that he simultaneously serves as an effective public servant for his community, being a hero appears to be a perennial, albeit unintentional, natural state for Richard “Gordy” Bunch.
2015 TWFG Agent Convention
Plans are officially underway for our 2015 TWFG Agent Convention. We are communicating the dates as early as possible so you can mark your calendars and start making plans to attend. The dates of the Agent Convention are: May 28th – 31st, 2015. The location will be The Marriott Waterway Hotel in The Woodlands, Texas. The meeting will start early afternoon on Thursday, May 28th with a general session to kick things off. Our format will be much like the 2014 Agent Convention, with a well-rounded exhibit hall, breakout sessions, activities and an awards banquet. Like this year, we anticipate a huge turn-out! Branch owners, producers, staff and guests will all be welcome. Many of you have asked that we end the Convention on Saturday and we have listened. The Agent Convention schedule has been modified to make Sunday a travel day back home, so you are back in time for business on Monday at your offices. More details will be released in the coming months.