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About the company

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Independent Insurance Agency

We are an independent insurance agency that has deep roots in the community combined with an experienced team of producers and support staff. Serving as the risk manager for many local and regional clients that include oil and gas contractors, retail businesses, wholesale operations, manufacturers, contractors, and professional offices, we provide custom insurance programs for each risk. Our core company values include the belief that every employee is an integral part of our success.

 

The Arrow Group is a partner in Bains West, Inc. which is made up of locally owned agencies in Oklahoma and Arkansas that have teamed together to form one of the Top 100 independently owned agencies in the United States. The buying power represented by this group is very beneficial to our clients when dealing with major insurers. Due to this size and capability, we can access almost any market or program required by our clients.

 

In October of 2014, we formed a partnership with Premier Consulting Partners that allows us to provide a higher level of expertise and service to our customers that wish to include group health benefits in their insurance program. The complexities and ongoing evolution of the Affordable Care Act requires a broker’s full attention, and the staff at Premier are committed to ensuring proper coverage for your business, while working in tandem with your Arrow Group agent.

The Arrow Group

In 1970, three Tulsa insurance agents joined together to purchase the Bob Singleton Insurance Agency in Broken Arrow. The agency had been in existence since before statehood with different owners over those years.

 

One of the three new partners was Bruce Schutte. He had started his career with an insurance company after college and had met the other two agents during that time. They wanted Bruce to take charge of operations management and changed the agency’s name to the Broken Arrow Insurance Agency, Inc.

 

Broken Arrow was a boom town during the 70’s and 80’s. Bruce and his staff grew the business, as they provided quality services to individuals and businesses alike. In 1977, Bruce hired another agent, Jim Beavers to assist in the continued growth. They both became even more involved in community organizations such as the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce, Broken Arrow Public Schools Foundation, Rotary Club, Broken Arrow Community Foundation and many others. They served on numerous committees, assisting with large projects such as bringing the campus of Northeastern State University and the Creek Turnpike here. In 1995, they adopted the trade name The Arrow Group and it was been known as such ever since.

 

Ron Carter joined the firm and was later followed by Terry Cupp. These additions brought in even more clients which in turn increased staffing needs. The agency out grew its location on Main Street and moved to an office park setting, though still in Broken Arrow. In time, Bruce and Ron both retired and eventually Terry Cupp purchased Jim Beavers’ remaining ownership in the agency. This had always been his long term goal and he remains focused on continued growth and development within the agency while providing the highest service level to our clients.

Bains West

In the early 90’s, Bruce and Jim formed an insurance/risk management marketing group with a Tulsa based agency. Its purpose was to enhance relationships with the insurers, provide more options to the clients and increase risk management offerings. That entity, Bains West, Inc. has now grown to include agency groups from several mid south states and last year was listed in the top 10 premium volume privately held agent organizations in the U.S. This partnership has allowed even more access to insurance programs and services for our clients.

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