About Dean & Draper
The difference you’ll experience when working with our agency
Dean & Draper still operates under the same principles embodied by Bob, with his son, Kyle Dean leading the team. Under Kyle’s leadership, the team has added additional comprehensive coverage options for individuals and businesses. He’s also ensured every Dean & Draper associate works to keep their clients’ interests protected, without treating them like a quote.
Throughout our history, we’ve maintained the best characteristics of being a locally owned, independent insurance agency. But we’ve heavily embraced technology and creativity, bringing us ahead of the curve to most other agencies when it comes to technical sophistication. You have access to several tools and resources when you work with us, even having the ability to view your policy online, 24/7. Our technical insight, coupled with our investment in relationships, has allowed us to offer more unique solutions. We’ve specifically been able to expand our risk management services, allowing us to compete on the national level while still offering a homegrown experience.
The service and knowledge you have access to when you work with Dean & Draper are unprecedented. Instead of logging into a faceless interface, our clients can speak with a real person. They communicate with a person who lives and works in the area and has a genuine desire to serve their community. And they know when disaster strikes, they’ll have a partner there to help them through it.
We are committed to earning your trust, developing a relationship, giving tailored risk evaluations, and using the latest technology to bring it all together. Here’s how we do it.
Kyle Dean is the President & CEO of the Dean & Draper Companies. After receiving a BA degree from Texas Christian University and a MBA from Texas Wesleyan University, Kyle joined his father’s insurance agency in 2005.
He worked as a Sales Executive for the agency for 8 years and was promoted to Vice President of D&D in 2010. In 2013, Kyle assumed the role of President & CEO after the sudden passing of his father, Bob Dean, who founded the agency in 1980.
Kyle served as President of Independent Insurance Agents of Houston (IIAH) in from September of 2015 to August 2016. Following his father’s passing (Founder of Dean & Draper, Bob Dean), Kyle was asked to serve out his dad’s last year on the board for the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) in 2013. He was honored and graciously accepted the role.
Kyle is politically active for IIAT. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Legislative Committee for IIAH. He held the position of Regional VP for IMPACT for four years, which is a state fundraising arm for the independent agents to have their voice heard at the Capital in Austin. Kyle serves on many industry advisory councils including The Hartford, Travelers, and Texas Mutual. He was appointed to serve on the Insurance & Risk Management advisory board at the University Houston – Downtown in 2013. He was recently appointed to serve as a board member for the Texas Insurance Education Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) supporting the undergraduate university degree programs in Insurance and Risk Management.
Robert E. "Gene" Darnell Partner joined Dean and Draper in 1992. Life time resident of Houston Texas started his Insurance career in 1988 receiving prestigious awards including Rookie of the Year and Agent of the Month. He currently serves on the Agent Advisory Committee for several Insurance Companies.
A member of the National Association of Health underwriters and Houston Association of Health Underwriters. He contributes his success to his wife Carla and his 3 wonderful children.
Stephen is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of the Dean & Draper Companies. Stephen's experience within the insurance industry in Texas covers 33 years in roles such as President of Summit Global Partners and also President of HUB International. His background in commercial and personal insurance is expansive and he serviced on agency councils for CNA, Liberty Mutual, AIG, Hartford, and Texas Mutual.
Stephen is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Economics/Finance. Before his insurance career, Stephen was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army serving in Germany and Fort Hood.
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3131 West Alabama, 4th Floor
Houston, Texas 77098
Toll Free: 1.888.266.2680
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