About Us


Laird & Walkingstick Insurance was formed in 2009, by Ken Laird to focus on casualty driven insurance offerings predicated by his risk management and insurance placement experience in oil & gas, long haul trucking, heavy construction, manufacturers, and service contractors.  Ken began his insurance career with LaGere & Walkingstick Insurance, a premier trucking agency that was one of the 20 largest in the United States and well known for their specialty insurance placements in transportation and oil and gas insurance.

What We Do

L&W is a boutique commercial agency that delivers “best in class” customer service.  The experience of key personnel exceeds 20 years in the industry with many exceeding 30 years.  Ken Laird, President, acts as sales manager and key producer, along with Jeff Walkingstick, VP and key producer, Ernie Johnson, Marketing Manager and Debra Hightower, Agency Manager. 

2014 Changes

In 2014, Jeff Walkingstick and a tenured team of Account Managers, Claims and Marketing Specialists approached Ken about joining Alternative Risk.  The agency began operating under the Laird & Walkingstick (L&W) trade name at that time.

Our Mission

We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of customer service in the business, with monthly or quarterly reviews of your insurance program’s results policy year to date. Our goal is to bring each customer individual attention in the form of risk management, claims management and best in class customer service. For this reason, L&W has client relationships exceeding 20 years.

This is the “L&W difference.”