About Alliance Insurance Agency, Inc.
Owners, Steve and Debbie Rippstein along with the licensed staff at Alliance Insurance Agency, Inc. focus on providing offering affordable, quality insurance products and services in a professional and friendly manner. Their agency has been selected as a member of Trusted Choice, an Independent Insurance Agency program that recognizes the top independent insurance agencies in the country.
Alliance Insurance Agency’ goal is to best satisfying individual customer needs while holding to high standards of business morality and honesty. Their commitment is to represent the very best of the insurance profession and to consistently meet the highest standards of performance in serving their customers’ insurance needs. They always want to provide the very best insurance products and services for the very best price possible.
As an Independent Insurance Agency, Alliance Insurance Agency can offer customers a choice when it comes to selecting the insurance policy that is best fitted to their needs. Alliance Insurance Agency represents over 20 of the top South Texas insurance companies including:
- The Hartford / AARP
- State Auto / Beacon
- Texas Security General
- Hall Wright General Agency
- Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas
- Bristol West
- Fidelity National Flood
- South Texas General
- South & Western General Agency
A large selection of quality companies allows customers to choose the company that best serves their insurance needs at the best price.
Alliance Insurance Agency provides real value by continually pursuing highly rated insurance companies with a history of doing the best possible job for their policy holders. This ensures that customers always have the best service available at the lowest prices.
Being able to offer affordability, convenience, and quality of service to people you know and care about is what Alliance Insurance Agency is all about.
Alliance Insurance Agency, Inc. was founded in 1924 as “Sparks & Cage Insurance Agency.” Originally located in Taft, Texas, the company was moved to Odem, Texas in 1976 and eventually to the current Sinton, Texas (1991) insurance agency and Calallen, Texas (2004) insurance agency. The agency has also shifted ownership within the Rippstein family during this time.
The current owner, Stephen Rippstein, joined the firm in 1987 and operated the agency along with his mother Virginia Rippstein. They were the primary owners for 15 years until Virginia retired in 2002 after 35 years in the insurance business.
Alliance Insurance Agency has operated out of two offices since 1991. The first branch was opened in Odem, Texas in 1984 and was relocated in 2004 to the new Calallen office. On January 1, 1991 Alliance Insurance Agency purchased two local independent agencies: Jack Satterwhite Insurance Agency and Harry Trodlier Insurance Agency. Both being in Sinton, Texas they were combined to create the Sinton office. It was on that same day that the agency’s name was changed from Sparks & Tucker Insurance Agency to Alliance Insurance Agency, Inc.
Stephen Rippstein was born in Sinton, TX and grew up in Corpus Christi where he graduated from WB Ray High School. He has a BBA in Marketing with honors from The University of Texas at Austin (1976). Upon graduating from UT, Steve worked for ten years as a purchasing agent for a major retailer. He joined the agency in 1987 and became an owner in 1989.