Keystone Insurers, a property and casualty insurance broker, has announced that Tennessee based agency Hollis & Burns has joined the firm as its 16th franchise partner in the state.

Commenting on the appointment as the new franchise of Keystone, Hollis & Burns president Richard Hollis said in today’s insurance marketplace, the firm looks for every competitive advantage for placing insurance for its clients.

"We feel Keystone Insurers Group gives us additional tools to benefit our clients with the vast knowledge and leverage of over 240 partner agents," noted Hollis.

Keystone’s Tennessee state vice president Michele Bicknell said, "Richard Hollis and his team exemplify great integrity and professionalism, the main ingredients to Keystone’s success over the past 29 years."

KIG operates in Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia with each partner operating as an independent agency.