History

In 1972, we opened as a small insurance agency in South Florida. Still owned by our founding family, Tower Hill has grown into one of Florida’s largest residential property insurers. Over the years, more than 1.7 million customers have trusted Tower Hill to protect their homes and businesses. We outgrew our office space, then entire buildings. Our original logo, an edgy design back in the 1970s, was eventually replaced by a sturdy tower atop a hill — Tower Hill. As years turned into decades, our small agency grew into an entire family of companies. Today we are represented by 400 employees and more than 850 insurance agencies throughout Florida.

Tower Hill Timeline

1972
Founded by W.T. Shively in Miami, Florida, as Mobile Home Insurance Associates

Founded by W.T. Shively in Miami, Florida, as Mobile Home Insurance Associates

1980
Corporate offices move to Gainesville, Florida

Corporate offices move to Gainesville, Florida

1987

Partnered with Omega Insurance Company

1992
Hurricane Andrew strikes Florida

Hurricane Andrew strikes Florida

1995
Company renamed Tower Hill Insurance

Company renamed Tower Hill Insurance

1996
Corporate offices moved to current location

Corporate offices moved to current location

2000

Acquired Regency Insurance Company (Tower Hill Preferred)

2003

Acquired DeSoto Prime Insurance Company (Tower Hill Prime)

2004
Backup location established in Lexington, Kentucky

Backup location established in Lexington, Kentucky

2004

Tower Hill Select Insurance Company formed

2004

Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Jeanne, and Ivan strike Florida

2005
Tower Hill re-branding

Tower Hill re-branding

2005
Hurricanes Dennis, Katrina, Rita, and Wilma strike Florida

Hurricanes Dennis, Katrina, Rita, and Wilma strike Florida

2009

Partnership with Royal Palm Insurance Company

2010

Tower Hill Preferred merges with Hillcrest Insurance Company

2011

Royal Palm Insurance Company is purchased by a Tower Hill affiliate (Tower Hill Signature)

2012
40thLogo-Banner

Tower Hill Insurance celebrates 40 years!

2014
Construction of wellness center on central building campus

Construction of wellness center on central building campus

2014
New location for Kentucky office

New location for Kentucky office

2016
Hurricane Matthew

Expansion into other states begins

2016
Hurricane Matthew

Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew strike Florida

2017
Aerial image of Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma strikes Florida

Change is good. At Tower Hill, we are proof that change can be great. However, what is most important to us will never change — our commitment to you. Providing our customers with excellent service and outstanding products remains our guiding principle at the Tower Hill Family of Companies.