From the start, we’ve had a rich heritage of serving others. By 1904, Offenhauser & Co. shared a building with the Texarkana Board of Trade, now the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, and we were sponsoring local Boy Scout Troop 18.
In our library hangs this 1939 photo taken of Boy Scout Troop 18 in front of the then Offenhauser Insurance building. Pictured with future Offenhauser partner and Scoutmaster Sam Shuman is future agency president Josh Morriss, Jr. (Texarkana’s favorite son Ross Perot was later a member of this troop.)
Partners helped develop Red River Army Depot in 1938 and open a new campus for Texas A & M Texarkana in 2006.
Past and current principals and associates of Offenhauser & Co. have chaired seven United Way campaigns and six times served as the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce chair, among other important community roles. Seven partners have been awarded the C. E. Palmer Award, Texarkana’s award for a lifetime of civic service. This tradition of service continues to grow today.
It’s a rich history and future service to others at Offenhauser Insurance!