Sunstar Insurance Group is expanding its business and reach in Arkansas. The Little Rock-based company is merging with a Springdale-based insurance group, the Farris Insurance Agency.
By merging with Farris Insurance Agency, Sunstar is adding 25 employees, effectively doubling its size in Arkansas. It also provides increased coverage throughout the state. Now, Sunstar has offices in Little Rock, Jonesboro, Helena, Rogers and Springdale.
“This gives us unprecedented statewide coverage, like no other insurance agency here has ever had,” Andrew “A.B.” Meadors, CEO of Sunstar in Arkansas, said in a statement. “Now we cover Northwest Arkansas, Little Rock and Jonesboro. I like to think of it as our version of the famous Triangle Offense.”
Farris Insurance Agency will be maintaining its name and all of its employees, according to a Sunstar news release.
“We’re excited about this partnership with Sunstar,” said Gary Jech, president of Farris Insurance and now part of the leadership team for Sunstar. “We’re keeping all our associates. We’re keeping our agency name. So it will be business as usual here. Plus, we get the benefit of more tools to work with from the Sunstar arsenal.”
This is Sunstar’s fifth expansion in Arkansas since Meadors joined the company in 2017.