Iscential was founded in 1993 as a Nationwide Insurance agency (and was then known as the Barhorst Insurance Group). In 20 years, the firm has grown to more than 100 employees and 23 locations in Texas. Iscential provides a full range of risk management, insurance and financial services for families and businesses.

Iscential CEO, Warren Barhorst has truly cultivated a culture of success. For the past 10 years, the firm has received Nationwide’s highest honor as a President’s Conference All-Star Team winner. Iscential is the largest writer of Nationwide property & casualty insurance in the country.

Iscential is ranked among the top in the country by FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program and is frequently featured as one of the “Best Places to Work” by Texas Monthly magazine and the Houston Business Journal, one of the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the National Association for Business Resources, and one of the 5000 fastest growing private companies in America by Inc. magazine. For his team's unique approach to insurance and financial services, Barhorst was honored as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008 for the Houston Gulf Coast area.

Iscential provides insurance products for families and businesses, including: auto, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, life, farm, flood, commercial, Texas Workers Compensation, administrative services, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and health and productivity services.

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