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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 27, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas New Texas August 1991 Page 7 SUCCESS STORIES A LOOK AT SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES IN NEW BRAUNFELS AND COMAL COUNTY The Hoffmann founded in the back of a car 31 years ago by Carroll offers a broad range of insurance and security His son Tobin now is president of the Hoffmann Photos by David Sullens Hoffmanns trade trust security plans offered The Hoffmann Agencies in New Braunfels offer a broad range of insurance and security but the three men who head the firm say what they really deal in is service and These are the two things that keep us in busi says Carroll who founded the firm 31 years You can buy what we offer someplace but people have learned that we provide superior and they know we are people they can Since its the firm has provided disability and health In it expanded to offer home and business And today it also has become heavily involved in providing mutual Medicare supplement long term care cancer taxdeferred annuities and pension plans as well as a variety of other services aimed at ensuring long term financial Carroll Hoffmann and his smile as they speak of the firms I started in the back of a Carroll then moved into the back of a The business soon moved to the Landa Pro fessional Center then to an office on Mill then into the Executive Bank building and final ly to its present location at 447 Seguin When he started he Carroll was its only Today there are And Tobin says the nine are with the firm because they are all real people Two of the nine Carroll and Betty Heine meycr are fluent in often still an important asset in a community whose residents pride themselves on their German ancestry and who carries the title vice president and treasurer of the Hoffmann has long been active in the life of his You name it and hes done laughs i San Antonio native David now president of Hoffmann Casualty joined the firm after first selling life insurance in New His primary interest lies in the area of casualty while both Carroll and Tobin Hoffmann find themselves gravitating more toward life and health Marylon Johnson Betty Heinemeyer Maureen Haas Tricia Cogdell Debbie Hidalgo obviously proud of his fathers community Hes been president of the Chamber of the Rotary Wurs tfest and the Paul Lutheran Church Hes been the chairman of the GuadaComa District of the Boy Scouts and hes been given scoutings highest the Silver Beaver And he chaired the citys 125th anniversary Hes stayed out of the younger Hoffmann But then he pauses and I guess he because he had to run for the Edwards Underground Water District On a professional the elder Hoffmann has served as president of the San Antonio Association of Life Underwriters and as a direc tor of the Texas Association of Life Underwri He has been presented the San Antonio Association of Life Underwriters Public Ser vice Award and he has been a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable for going on his 27th which means he ranks in the top 10 percent in the world in terms of life insurance Tobin who is president of the Hoffmann has himself been a member of that exclusive fraternity for nine years and is active in civic He is a Rotarian and works with Boy Scout He is a member of the Chambers Blue Coats and he is a Wurstfest The third member of the firms management team is David president of Hof fmann Casualty Huddleston is the tail twister for the New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Club and serves as that organizations program He is a native of San Antonio after his graduation from began selling life insurance in the New Braunfels Impressed with Carroll and Tobin soon convinced him to join The combination has been a fortuitous Davids primary interest lies in the area of casu alty and both Carroll and Tobin Hof fmann find themselves gravitating more toward life and health Both Carroll and Tobin Hoffmann were born in New Braunfels and both Tobin and David attended Southwest Texas State Carroll Hoffmann stresses tfiat Tobin and David gradually assume more of the responsi bility within the Hoffmann That ensures he Their faith and their youth are one of our greatest Carroll Hoffmann says his greatest satisfac tion is in seeing people mature into wealth they didnt think they could achieve through the services he and his firm can while many have him to thank for hav ing been able to find that financial Hoffmann offers his own I want to be sure and say thank he told a reporter Too many people forget to say thank Weve been here 31 years now and we have a lot of people to thank for EDITORS NOTE Success Stories is an advertorial feature stories about successful businesses which are sponsored in part by the businesses Success Stories will appear in the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung through Successful New Braunfels and area businesses which will be featured in the series include BECKER MOTOR COMPANY 547 South Seguin New Braunfels 6253463 CENTURY 21 NORRIS 604 Seguin New Braunfels 6258061 DON MAXWELL CHEVROLET 386 San Antonio New Braunfels 6253451 HOFFMANN AGENCIES 447 Seguin New Braunfels 6257502 KRAFT MOBILETEL 679 Seguin New Braunfels 6297466 KRUEGER MAZDA South IH35 New Braunfels 6201188 LAFARGE Solms Wald Roads Box 311507 New Braunfels 6257338 TXI Cement Company 8 Box 109 New Braunfels Excellence through team work
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