About Us

Al Thurmond Agency is an independent insurance agency based in Houston, Texas that provides complete insurance service for businesses as well as life & disability insurance for individuals. The agency was founded in 1973 by Al Thurmond Senior who transitioned into the insurance industry after being a high school football coach at Spring Branch High School and Spring Woods High School for many years.

The agency was initially focused solely on property and casualty insurance, but with the addition of Al Senior’s sons, Al and Mark, the agency expanded into employee benefits in the early 1980s enabling the agency to handle all client’s insurance needs. Al and Mark assumed leadership in 1986 and have successfully grown the business to what it is today. The third generation consisting of Al’s daughter, Tracy Thurmond DeBoer, and Mark’s son, Mark Thurmond II (Matt) are also continuing the legacy started by Al Senior. They bring generational knowledge and continue to find creative ways to serve new and existing clients.


Al Thurmond, II

  • Graduated with BBA and MBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University
  • 3 Letters in football and baseball, and all conference in baseball, Texas A&M
  • Obtained  CPA designation while working for Peat Marwick & Mitchell ( Not Currently Active)
  • Joined agency in 1977

Mark Thurmond

Vice President
  • Graduated with BBA in Finance from Texas A&M in 1979
  • Lettered 4 years and was 2 year All-American in baseball at Texas A&M
  • Past Chairman of the Legislative Committee for the Independent Insurance Agents of Houston
  • Joined agency in 1979 working in the offseason from 1980-1991 while playing Major League Baseball for San Diego, Detroit, Baltimore and San Francisco
  • Began working full time in the agency in 1991 upon retiring from Major League Baseball

Matt Thurmond

  • Graduated from Texas A&M University 2007
  • Obtained insurance license in 2007
  • Previous career in metals distribution sales and purchasing for 8 years
  • Top of the Class at The National Alliance School for Producer Development 2015
  • Joined agency in 2015

Tracy Thurmond Deboer

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Texas A&M 2007
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English with history of working in Central America
  • Member of Pipes, Valves & Fittings Industrial distributors charitable organizations
  • Joined agency in 2018

Customer Service and Support Team

Laura Leggett

Accounting and HR Manager

Hannah Tilbury

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Tricia Hughes-Millette

Commercial Lines Account Manager