Serving the Insurance Needs of North Texas (and the World) for Over 70 Years

RHSB was formed in 1998 as Roach Howard Smith & Barton, the result of a merger of two agencies finding great commonality in service philosophies, and complementary strengths in product offerings and industry knowledge. Our firm’s rich experience and client-centric focus has catapulted us to becoming a leading independent insurance brokerage firm in the country, as well as the North Texas area’s only Assurex Global partner.

A Tale of Two Client-Centric Agencies.

The roots of the company began in Dallas in 1955 when Richard Roach, our founder, sold his first insurance policy. Soon after Mr. Roach founded his firm, he was joined by Leroy Howard, Max Smith, and Archie Hunter. In 1972, the firm name became Roach Howard Smith & Hunter, Inc.

In Fort Worth, L.T. Barton Insurance was founded in 1945, and became one of the most respected agencies in its region. Just like Mr. Roach, Mr. Barton’s success was based on personalized service and professional expertise that continuously exceeded client expectations.

Merging in 1998, the two firms became Roach Howard Smith & Barton.

Continuing the Client-Centric Tradition.

RHSB has kept its roots in Dallas and Fort Worth, maintains offices in both, and serves the entire North Texas area, offering a comprehensive range of personal and global insurance services.

RHSB remains relentlessly focused on our founders’ client-centric philosophy, and has enjoyed success because of it. Whether protecting your business, your family, or your assets,  RHSB always has, and always will, put your needs first.

RHSB At-A-Glance:

Independently Owned. Worldwide Capabilities. Half a Century of Experience.

  • Independently owned and managed
  • Full-service offices in Dallas and Fort Worth
  • Full range of services and coverages for both businesses and individuals
  • Serving local, regional and global companies in virtually every business sector
  • Worldwide capabilities in 130 countries on six continents
  • An Assurex Global partner, offering extensive access to insurance carriers and underwriters in key world markets
  • A TechAssure partner, providing deep expertise and specialty programs for the technology industry