February 18, 2020

Mission statement

We know this community. Borden Insurance was founded by Lew Borden in Corpus Christi in 1947 as a professional, commercial lines insurance agency. Today, the firm provides property and casualty insurance coverages for businesses and consumers, with specializations in exposures specific to the area like windstorm, energy and tourism.
In 2000, the company merged with American Financial Insurance Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of locally-owned American Bank in Corpus Christi. In 2005, Borden Insurance made a commitment to future growth by adding these successful local insurance professionals- Michael Swantner, Mark Ray, and Wally Goodman.


  • Allen Borden (History)Founded in 1947
  • Borden Insurance employees have an average of twenty years of insurance experience
  • One of the oldest, largest and most respected agencies in Texas
  • Recognized and honored by the Independent Agents of Texas & numerous insurance carriers for professionalism and achievements
  • Client driven not sales driven
  • Our original slogan holds true. "Borden Insurance, known by the companies we keep and the customers we keep protected"
  • 1979 Merger with Marsh & McLennan and operated as Borden Marsh & McLennan for 8 years
  • 1987 Jim and Allen Borden purchased the agency from Marsh & McLennan and rebuilt it into one of the largest in Texas
  • 2000 American Bank purchased Borden Insurance and merged it with a new subsidiary of the bank, American Financial Insurance Services, Inc. Borden Insurance was retained as the operational name of the agency
  • 2005- added Michael Swantner, Mark Ray and Wally Goodman
  • 2005-2007 Borden Insurance invests heavily in agency technology, becoming a “Paperless Organization”