Lee, Hill & Johnston Insurors was recognized by Auto-Owners Insurance as one of its top 10 growth agencies in Georgia. The Statesboro-based insurance group was honored at a meeting of regional associates in Duluth.
"The growth and support of Lee, Hill and Johnston Insurors helps to make the entire community stronger and more secure," said Jeff Harrold, chairman and CEO of Auto-Owners.
Founded in 1963 by the late Joe Johnston, the independent agency offers a wide range of personal and commercial lines.
Lee, Hill & Johnston has represented Auto-Owners since 1997.
"When you consider the size of the state of Georgia with several major population centers and an abundance of insurance agencies, it really brings this award into focus," said John Lee, a managing partner who has been with the local agency for the past three decades.
Pratt Hill, the other managing partner and a longtime insurance executive, said: "To be recognized as one of Auto-Owners' elite agencies is a huge honor for us and it's certainly a reflection on the hard work and commitment of our team members."
Lee and Hill, both graduates of Georgia Southern University, have been active in many civic and professional activities over the years. Lee served as past president of the Southeast Georgia Independent Insurance Association. He served a term on the Bulloch County Commission and is a former member of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce.
Hill is a founding member and former president of Joseph's Home for Boys. In addition to serving on the Red Cross board of directors, Hill has been a board member of the Chamber of Commerce, Statesboro Rotary Club and Georgia Southern University Athletic Foundation, formerly Southern Boosters. He is a member of the Statesboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame.