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Offenhauser, Established In Trust In 1882

Before the typewriter became common, with business savvy and handsome handwriting, in 1882 Fred Offenhauser and his partner Kelsey founded Offenhauser & Co. in the heart of the railroad and timber town of Texarkana.

In the roaring 1920s, Offenhauser & Co. pioneered insurance and the risk management pool, a forerunner to captive insurance companies, for publicly owned electric utilities in the central US and by the 1930s was a major producer for Lloyds of London. 

By the mid century we created our claims and fire protection engineering departments. Today we still value buildings and advocate for clients with claim issues.

Today, Offenhauser & Co. provides the best in risk management and insurance solutions to public and private companies, small businesses and individuals from five cities in Texas plus eight more in Arkansas and Oklahoma through our affiliation with Cross Pointe Insurance Advisors LLC.  Our experienced staff includes individuals with key industry designations, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU).

E-mail, websites and social media replaced Mr. Fred’s handsome handwriting, but our commitment to clients is constant.

We Serve Our Communities Too

Along with exceptional work for clients, Offenhauser & Co. works hard for our communities. In our home town of Texarkana, our people have helped found the Chamber of Commerce (1905), develop Red River Army Depot and Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant (1939), create Wadley Hospital (1958) and create a kindergarten through university STEM program and $200 MM university campus for Texas A & M Texarkana (2006). Eight current and past partners are recipients of the Palmer Award, given since 1947 for a lifetime of civic achievement.

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Where We Are

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Locations in Texarkana, Atlanta, San Antonio, Austin, Mt. Pleasant, and New Boston, Texas, and are also licensed in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Affiliated with Cross Pointe Insurance Advisors with offices in AR and OK


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