Blake Barnes has been in the insurance industry since 1995 and is currently a Managing Director of Higginbotham & Assoc. Higginbotham is the 31st largest Insurance brokerage firm in the US.
Blake founded Commercial Global Insurance Service of Texas in 2007 and merged with Higginbotham in 2015. Prior to moving to the insurance industry, Blake was the CFO of a large electrical contractor, Wolfenson Electric.
Blake is currently partner in several other local businesses, A-Blake Records, Gulf Coast Control Valves, Windee Vent and Choice Rescue & Safety.
Blake graduated from the University of Houston Clear Lake in 1990 with a degree in Business Management.
For those who know Blake they will tell you two things that have always been present in his personal & professional life, golf and giving back to his community. Blake served as Deer Park City Councilman from 2004-2008. He was honored by his Alma mater, Deer Park Independent School District by being selected to the Felton Wagner Hall of Honor in 2007, this award is given to alumni’s of DPISD that exhibit outstanding commitment to both their community and business endeavors. Some of charities that have benefited from his donations of time and money have included: Sarah’s House, Heroes for Holden, American Cancer Society, Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo and Boy & Girls Harbor.
Blake has one son, Travis Barnes, Travis has recently joined Blake at Higginbotham & Associates.