BHC Insurance is pleased to announce Shore Insurance, Inc. of Poteau, Okla. signed a deal effective July 1, 2021 to become part of the BHC Insurance family. BHC is a full-service independent insurance agency specializing in business, personal, life and health insurance products. It is currently the third largest independent insurance agency in Arkansas and a member affiliate of First Bank Corporation in Fort Smith.

“Shore Insurance is a trusted insurance leader in Poteau, and we are very excited about joining forces with such a strong player in what we feel is a market area with tremendous growth potential,” said Marty Clark, BHC president. “Brian Shore and his team are experienced professionals that we know will help expand our opportunities to grow in eastern Oklahoma.”

Established in 1983, Shore Insurance is a family-run business. Originally located in Heavener, Oklahoma, and known as Heavener Insurance Agency, Jim and Nancy Shore expanded their market by opening the Poteau location in 1985. Jim and Nancy’s sons, Brian Shore and Jeff Shore, followed suit and joined the family business. Jeff joined in 1990 and Brian in 1996.

“Our partnership with BHC Insurance will greatly enhance our operations,” said Brian Shore, president of Shore Insurance Agency. “Our people, processes and customers will all benefit from the additional insurance carriers and resources Marty and his team bring to the table.”