Our Insurance History
The KDJ Legacy
KDJ Insurance Agency was formed in 1981, in Marion, Texas. At the time the population was around 800. I moved a travel trailer up to the vacant lot next to the Hitching Post, got AT&T to hook up some phones and I went on to sell insurance. The initial business I wrote was related to the banking industry, vendors single interest, for car loans and credit life for all loans. I was very fortunate to have met and developed a relationship with Emmet Donegan and Jack Taylor of Donegan Insurance in Seguin. Thru them I began to sell Property and Casualty Insurance. In just a short amount of time, the insurance agency began to grow bigger in size and that was when I immediately knew that I needed to be in something more versatile besides a travel trailer. In 1982, I built the first KDJ Building on that site.
The first real momentous change in the Insurance Agency came in January 1983, I hired Jewell Bradfield. This recent Seguin High School graduate came to work with fantastic enthusiasm and a work ethic unmatched in our environment. She became Jewell Davenport along the way. We began a work-relationship that has resulted in her buying part of the Insurance Agency in 2004.
In 1985, I bought the Hochheim Prairie Farm Mutual Branch (HPFM) from Elmo Rust. This has been the most satisfying and productive move in our History. Along with this acquisition came a new office on FM 465 South next to the St. John Lutheran Church in Marion. We have represented HPFM for 27 years and seen it grow from a very small rural Company into a $200 million regional insurer. Marion, Texas in western Guadalupe is a great place to have a business. There is a nice, small-town atmosphere and Marion High School is an exceptional school for our kids.
As we began to see the growth accelerate in the Schertz and Cibolo areas, we saw a need to be more visible there. Jewell and I opened our Schertz office in 2004. Since then, KDJ Insurance has experienced rapid growth in both Schertz, Cibolo & the Marion area. In 2005 the second KDJ Building was completed at the Marion location. We added Cori Jett, from Cibolo, in 2009. She has brought outstanding leadership and dedication to our clients from the Marion office.
We look forward to providing our clients in Guadalupe, Comal, Bexar, Wilson, Travis & Bee counties with the best Insurance products & services available. After 37 years, it is our MISSION.