EasTex Insurance Associates, Inc.

13495 Frankston Hwy.
Tyler, TX 75703

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About Us

About Us


Patrick Elza

Patrick Elza has been with the agency since the original founding in 1979. Patrick is a 1974 graduate of Culver-Stockton College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force (1971 – 1976). Over the past 40 years he has attended numerous insurance related training programs and currently holds the following state licenses.

Texas – General Lines Agent – Property & Casualty, Life, Accident & Health

Texas - Adjuster - Property & Casualty

Louisiana & Florida – Non-Resident Adjuster – Property & Casualty

Carson Kelly

Carson Kelly joined EasTex Insurance in 2011 after attending Tyler Junior College. Carson lives at Hide-A-Way Lake and serves as a board member of the Hide-A-Way Lake Men’s Golf Association. Over the past 8 years he has attended many insurance related training programs and continuing education classes and currently holds the following state licenses.

Texas – General Lines Agent – Property & Casualty and Life

Our History:

Patrick & Elaine Elza are native East Texans. They were married in 1969 and after a short time away from the area for college and a 4-year tour in the US Air Force they returned to Tyler, Texas in 1976. In 1979 they founded Elza Insurance Agency. For the first 5 years they worked together to build the agency and then Elaine went back to her main job as a full time stay-at-home mom. As the agency grew they moved the office location several times and in 1986 they purchased land on Hwy. 155 southwest of Tyler and built the office building that they still occupy today. In 1990 the agency was incorporated and the agency name was changed to EasTex Insurance Associates, Inc. to reflect the regional nature of our service territory. In 1992 Jon Lockett joined the agency as a customer service representative and commercial / life producer. He later purchased the accounts of another agent and became a partner in the agency. Jon worked with EasTex for 26 years and was instrumental in the growth of the agency until his untimely passing in 2018. His customer base is now serviced by Carson Kelly (Jon’s son).

Our Mission Statement:

  • As an independent insurance agency we represent YOU. We are contracted with many reputable, fair-minded and financially strong insurance companies in order to provide a broad market to shop and provide you the best “value” (quality and price) for your insurance dollar.
  • We promise to listen carefully to your individual needs and search the marketplace for the coverage that meets your specific needs at the most competitive price.
  • You will be provided with your agent’s cell phone number so we WILL be available 24/7/365 if you have an EMERGENCY.
  • As your agent we ask you to contact us when you have a loss so we can monitor the claim process. We will work with you and the claims department from the 1st day to the satisfactory conclusion of your claim.
  • We know you have many options regarding where you purchase insurance. We will work hard to earn and keep your business and we promise to be cheerful and happy when you call.

“I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”

Martha Washington (America’s “1st” First Lady)

Our Trusted Partners

  • American Modern Insurance
  • Foremost Insurance
  • Germania Insurance
  • Hochheim Prairie Insurance
  • MetLife
  • National Lloyds Insurance
  • Progressive
  • Smart Choice
  • South Western the Specialty Company
  • Travelers