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Ed Hemphill , C.I.C. became familiar with the aviation industry early in his youth as the Hemphill family has been involved with many aviation related enterprises since the late 1940's.
Ed's father began his aviation career as a U.S. Navy pilot stationed on the USS Hancock during WWII and during his service was he was awarded a Silver Star Metal & Purple Heart Metal for his valor & courageous service; after WWII he continued his aviation career by initially establishing a Agricultural Crop Dusting/Spraying Service.
Ed Hemphill began working in the family business as dust and/or chemical mixing/loading line man and crop flag man.
After establishing a very successful Agricultural Crop Dusting/Spraying Service the Hemphill family began to diversify their interest into multiple aviation enterprises such a Hemphill Flying Services (FBO) - Fix Based Operation (Currently owned and operated by Hunt Aviation located @ Brownsville, Texas International Airport) , Hemphill Charter Flights , Hemphill Flight School , and Hemphill Aircraft Sales & Service (offering Cessna Aircraft Sales & Service).
During his early youth Ed learned many aspects of these multiple aviation enterprises . Some of his duties included fueling aircraft, aircraft tow truck operation & maintenance , line flagging of arriving aircraft, honey-bucket-evacuation , tie down , aircraft fuel service , fuel truck operation & maintenance, and general hanger storage & maintenance; as time pasted Ed began to assume office related duties such as customer service , ordering wholesale fuel supplies, auto rental agreement processing, and maintaining accurate accounting & book keeping records .
During this same time period Ed learn to pilot various aircraft ; at the early age of just sixteen (16) Ed logged his 1st hours of flight training in a Piper Colt and then Cessna Models 150 / 172 / 182 / 210 / 310.
In 1966 Ed transferred his college credits from Texas Southmost Jr. College (located @ Brownsville ,Texas) to the University of Houston to complete his four year college education.
In June 1970 Ed was offered a wonderful opportunity to enter the insurance industry with the Prudential Insurance Company Of America. In 1980 ; after 10 very successful years with Prudential; Ed formed a multiple lines property/casualty/life/health insurance agency operating under the name of " Hemphill Insurance Agency - The Independent Insurance Agency " dba http://www.TheIndependentInsuranceAgency.com.
That agency quickly became a leading retail property & casualty /life/health insurance agency operating primarily in the State Of Texas.
1982 Ed Hemphill formed a Managing General Agency which operated under the name of Insurance Brokerage Services of Houston to offer independent agencies a wholesale distribution center for multiple lines of coverage.
1992 Insurance Brokerage Services of Houston merged into a new operating firm named National Marketing Manager (NMM). NMM operated as the exclusive national distribution center for the Philadelphia American Life Insurance Companies individual short term medical program.
1994 National Marketing and Administration ( NM&A ) a Texas General Partnership was formed to operate as a licensed and bonded Third Party Administrator (TPA). NM&A performed the tasks of underwriting , policy issue, premium collection , agent commission payment , general customer service , claims customer service , claims processing , and claims payment for several leading insurance carriers for a fully insured short term medical program and an occupational accident insurance program . NM&A also provided Administrative Service Only ( ASO ) third party administrative services to many large self insured employer groups for their employee benefit programs. In 2000 the Hemphill's sold their interest in NM&A to UNMARK Insurance Services ( a division of the Transworld Mortgage Group ).
2003 Health Quotes Online.com Inc. was formed to offer advanced web site technology that provides instant online quotes to consumers with multiple leading insurance carriers for life/health/accident/dental/employee group or individual/family product lines . This firms internet based technology has become an exceptional resource for providing qualified sales leads to our producers. Click here to view: http://www.healthandlifeinsurancequotes.com .
On October 3rd, 2003 Health & Life Administrators Inc. ( HLA ) became a Texas based corporation ; which operates today as a Texas licensed & bonded Third Party Administrator (TPA ) . HLA currently offers administrative services to partially self insured employer groups with 51+ employees for health/dental/vision/short or long term disability income ; which is offered through our extensive network of local licensed independent insurance agents.
With Ed's unique background with FBO operations , aircraft sales & service, general aviation, 36+ years as professional insurance agency owner with extensive multi lines insurance experience / education / knowledge , web site technology development skills, and his understanding of how to effectively employ internet based marketing campaigns places our agency in a excellent position to help Texas aircraft owners and FBO operations to secure aviation related coverages at affordable rates.