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6401 Poplar Ave, Suite 250 Memphis, TN 38119


Memphis Bonds and Insurance

At Higginbotham, we’re dedicated to you and your varied insurance needs. Our Memphis team on Poplar Avenue has been serving the Mid-South community for decades, with some client and carrier relationships dating back to the 1970s. Our philosophy centers on building lasting partnerships with our clients by gaining a deep understanding of their risks and exposures, no matter if they’re an individual, family or business.

Mathis, Tibbets and Mathis was founded in 1986 as a commercial and personal property/casualty, surety bonds and employee benefits agency. In the spring of 2022, the MTM team joined Higginbotham, gaining access to additional resources, markets and financial services to help enhance the overall client experience.

As part of the Higginbotham family, our team of Memphis insurance and benefits brokers leverage these additional resources while continuing to offer the same local, people-first service that’s always defined us. Perhaps the best embodiment of our people-first philosophy was Mary Hinck Tibbets, one of our founding principals, whose legacy, following her passing in 2023, continues to inspire our dedication to service and community.

Memphis Business Insurance Brokers

At Higginbotham, we pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience in a diverse array of industries and niches. When you pair this with our commitment to understanding your business’s needs and exposures, you get more than a commercial insurance broker – you get a partner that’s invested in the success of your business, both now and long-term.

While the lists below offer a snapshot of some of the coverages we offer and the industries we cater to, it is not exhaustive, so we encourage you to reach out to our team with insurance or bonding questions or quote requests.

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Construction Insurance

In the dynamic field of commercial construction and home building, tailored insurance solutions are essential in helping to mitigate the industry’s multifaceted risks. Our team has experience in providing specialized construction insurance that can cover critical business aspects, such as general liability, project delays, property damage, builders’ risk, on-site accidents and environmental impact. Our goal is to equip construction businesses and home builders with the peace of mind they need to operate confidently, knowing that their projects, workforce and investments have the best possible protection.

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Pallet Manufacturing Insurance

In the specialized sector of pallet manufacturing, where the production and transport of wooden and plastic pallets can present unique challenges, Higginbotham’s commercial insurance solutions stand out. Our team caters to the distinct needs of these businesses with coverage options that are designed to address industry risks like equipment breakdowns, supply chain interruptions and employee safety. With a deep understanding of the pallet manufacturing industry, our team can help your business secure insurance coverage that meets your unique needs.

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Restaurant Insurance

The restaurant industry faces a combination of distinct risks, from kitchen fires to liquor liability issues, making tailored insurance coverage essential. With our specialized knowledge and experience in restaurant insurance, our team can help you create an insurance safety net that encompasses a full spectrum of coverages, such as property damage, workers’ compensation and food product liability. By providing year-round support, we’re committed to empowering your restaurant or culinary venture to thrive, even in the face of challenges.

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Memphis Bonds

Employee dishonesty, theft, funds transfer fraud and computer fraud are serious exposures, but surety bonds can help protect you and your business from these and other risks. Essentially, a bond is a three-party agreement in which one party (the surety) guarantees the fulfillment of the contractual and financial obligations of the second party (the principal) to the third party (the obligee). If these obligations are not fulfilled, the principal will owe the obligee the performance or debt. Because of this, obtaining a bond can help a principal to demonstrate their credibility and establish trust with the obligee.

Our expertise in surety bonds spans a wide range of bond types that are designed for contractors, corporations, small businesses and public entities, including experience with bid bonds, performance and payment bonds and financial guarantee bonds. Our Memphis bond specialists take the time to understand the risks and requirements of your operation, helping to ensure that we suggest the best bond options for your needs.

Personal Insurance

Our team’s mission goes beyond transactions and policies – we aim to help safeguard you and your loved ones against the unexpected through comprehensive, cost-effective coverage. Whether you’re in the market for auto, home, umbrella or another form of personal insurance, our approach is always individualized. We get to know you, your situation and your coverage needs to craft insurance packages that are designed to help ensure peace of mind for you and your family.

Employee Benefits for Memphis Businesses

Whether you’re a small business owner or the HR director for a large corporation, your team is your most significant investment – and your most significant strength. Crafting an attractive employee benefits package is essential in recruiting and retaining high-caliber staff.

Our employee benefits professionals specialize in developing tailored benefits solutions that cater to your employees’ needs while managing costs effectively. Our focus is on enabling you to support and motivate your workforce, helping to cultivate a more cohesive and productive environment. Our employee benefits offerings include:

The Higginbotham Difference in Memphis, TN

At Higginbotham in Memphis, our team is here to help you navigate the complexities of your insurance and bonding needs with expertise and care. We’re committed to providing personalized solutions and comprehensive support to help poise you, your loved ones and your business for greater security and success. Connect with a member of our Memphis team and discover how we can tailor our services to fit your unique coverage requirements.

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Meet Our Memphis Team

Gene Mathis

Gene brings more than 45 years of insurance and bond expertise to his clients. He holds Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the insurance field. Gene utilizes his knowledge and experience to help clients secure personal insurance, surety bonds, commercial insurance and employee benefits.

Managing Director
Gene Mathis
Managing Director, Higginbotham

Alex Mathis

Alex has over 15 years of experience in commercial and personal insurance, employee benefits, health insurance and surety bonding. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Spring Hill College and a Master in Business Administration from Christian Brothers University.

He is active with the Insurors of Memphis, having served on the Board of Directors for many years.

Managing Director
Alex Mathis
Managing Director, Higginbotham
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6401 Poplar Ave, Suite 250 Memphis, TN 38119