W.E. “Ty” Highsmith founded Highsmith Insurance Agency in Raleigh in August, 1974. The agency has grown over the years with considerable help from a lot of good people along the way. We are very fortunate to have a professional staff of agents that are dedicated to providing quality service to all of our customers. We have great appreciation for and take much pride in long-term relationships with our clientele. All of the Highsmith agents support and work with many civic and charitable organizations across the Southeast including many children’s advocacy groups from the mountains of North Carolina to the coast.
Ty, a native of Morehead City, earned a BA degree from Campbell College. He has an extensive background in banking, real estate, and insurance. After working as a commercial loan officer with First Citizens Bank and a financial services agent with Prudential Insurance Company, he decided to apply those experiences to his own insurance agency. He specializes in providing risk management solutions for the real estate management and construction trades as well as personal insurance. He is a Certified Builders Insurance Agent.
In his spare time, Ty enjoys playing golf and exploring the waters of North and South Carolina. He lives in Raleigh with his wife, Debbie. They have two grown sons and three grandchildren.