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homer-gbsnorman-gbsscott-gbsWe may not have a baby elephant as our client anymore, but we still hold the same sentiment today as we did 60 years ago – we will find the best policy to fit your needs, even as unusual as they may be.

The roots of GBS Insurance Agency go back to 1946 when Norman Gauerke began selling insurance in Bellaire, TX. In the late 1960s, Gauerke joined forces with Homer Borgstedte and Scott Spradlin, both leading experts in the insurance industry, and together they formed GBS Insurance Agency – taking the first letter of each of their names – as well as an homage to the way in which the State of Texas rated all insurance policies, through the General Basis Schedule (nicknamed the GBS).

The company quickly gained notoriety as a leader in the insurance industry because of their expert knowledge as well as unparalleled customer service. In the mid-1980’s, Steve Davis and Brent Borgstedte (Homer’s son) joined the company, and are still principals with the firm today.

GBS has played an important role in the Bellaire and Greater Houston community over the years, being a founding member of the Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce (now the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce), with both Steve and Homer holding the title of Past Chairman. The company and its principals have also held positions with the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas, Bellaire Southwest Rotary Club, and Combined Agents of America. Currently, Brent is the chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents of Houston.

As an independent insurance agency, GBS thrives on assisting businesses and individuals in purchasing insurance policies that cater to their specific needs but don’t put a strain on the wallet. There have been a lot of changes in the insurance industry since then, and GBS prides itself on keeping track of state and federal insurance laws as well as requirements placed on businesses and individuals. No matter your situtation, GBS knows how to help you best protect your family or business.