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The Horton Group Commemorates its 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
The Horton Group Commemorates its 50th Anniversary
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ORLAND PARK, IL – JULY 14, 2021: The Horton Group, one of the largest insurance brokers in the United States, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The company will commemorate this milestone by celebrating the past, and using it as a reason to transform and make the changes to align the company with their future goals.

The company was founded in 1971 as an eight-person agency as a single location in Orland Park, Illinois. Since then, Horton has successfully transitioned from being a founder-run organization to a scalable enterprise. Today, there are approximately 400 employees located in six states across the Midwest, specializing in insurance, employee benefits and risk advisory solutions.

“Fifty years is a remarkable feat, considering many businesses barely make it 10 years,” said Dan Horton, Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to use our ‘golden anniversary’ as a ‘golden opportunity’ to celebrate everything we’ve accomplished while ushering in change.”

While 2020 signifies the end of “Vision 2020”, it also signifies the beginning of the next leg in Horton’s journey – specialization. The next leg of the journey is arguably the most difficult as Horton focuses on specialization and competes with larger competitors.

The emphasis on specialization will continue to capture the essence of the extensive rebrand Horton went through in 2014. At that time, Horton appeared to be a much smaller organization due to the spinoff of several smaller brands. It was a time that the company values were firmly established and there was a shift towards a clear corporate vision.

As a part of Horton’s 50-year celebration, the company will be sharing past memories on its LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages throughout the year. To learn more, follow the hashtag #Horton50 on social media.

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About The Horton Group

The Horton Group was formed in 1971 as a single-location, eight-person insurance agency. Today, Horton employs more than 400 insurance professionals located in five states throughout the Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin) and Florida. Horton is one of the top 50 insurance agencies in the country and one of the largest brokers based in the Midwest. The agency is nationally recognized for its work, ranking as one of the top property/casualty brokers in the U.S. by Insurance Journal and A Best Place to Work In Insurance by Business Insurance. The agency recently was ranked seventh (out of 100) in Crain’s Chicago Business’s Best Places to Work in Chicago” list and was listed as a Top Workplace by Chicago Tribune.