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About Us

Independent Insurance Counselors (IIC) was established in 1964 by James A. Lansford. Since 1964, IIC has been located in three downtown Alvin locations. In April 2004, we purchased and renovated our current location, 302 S. Gordon. We completed the move in January 2005. Even though we have moved three times in the past 50+ years, there are certain things that have never changed:

  • Lansford family ownership
  • Quality insurance company representations
  • IIC is a service-oriented insurance company
  • We’re still having fun in a challenging business

No matter your insurance needs, we are committed to helping you find the perfect policy. Contact us to learn more and to get a no-obligation quote today!

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. Independent Insurance Counselors represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies. Therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn’t purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn’t have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family’s financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, you wouldn’t have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, because it’s up to you to make the final choice.