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Who We Are

Insurance and Risk Management is what we do…not who we are.

We are servants to our clients, co-workers and community.

About Highpoint

Highpoint was founded on the humble belief that if you treat people right and do the right thing, success will follow.

Brandon & Heather Smyrl started Highpoint in 2008 with ten employees. In the beginning, we all agreed we had a “well-oiled machine” and would stay status quo with our core staff and clients. This lasted about a year. It didn’t take long to realize we all wanted more. We wanted more for our team and more for our clients. We wanted to grow.

What we figured out along the way…CULTURE is EVERYTHING!

Employee engagement is the key to organic growth. Growing is painful (exciting but painful). It requires constant evaluation and improvement and robust and unwavering leadership. Course corrections are not easy, but they are necessary. We fully embraced organization, communication, and empowering our employees. We promote work-life balance, encourage health and wellness, and always put people first.

Over a decade later… we have surpassed 10 employees and have built a 29,000 sq ft facility on 2351 in Friendswood. Our beautiful building represents what Highpoint is all about – home, family, passion, fun, strength, and community.

We serve our clients by educating them, listening to their needs before our own, and striving to be better every day.

We serve our coworkers by participating in collaborative study groups, cultivating mental and physical wellness with our state-of-the-art gym and on-site wellness coach, and encouraging team building at our quarterly and annual events.

We serve our community by volunteering at local shelters, churches, and other non-profits near and dear to us. We strive to extend our reach and make an impact in our community and within communities across the world.

We have big dreams and dedication that push us to every finish line, but not without the support of our clients, coworkers, and community.

We are servant leaders, we listen to understand, choose joy, pursue discomfort, own our mess, and earn our seat. Each and every day, we strive to grow and be our best!

A passage that embodies who we are and what we do

Romans 12

12 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

3 Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us. 4 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, 5 so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.

6 In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. 7 If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. 8 If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.

9 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. 11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.12 Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. 13 When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. 15 Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!

17 Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. 18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.

19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord. 20 Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.” 21 Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.

We Believe

Our clients are better off with us than without us.

We Believe

Innovation and constant improvement is the foundation for our success.

We Believe

Extraordinary is not a choice, it’s our responsibility.