North Carolina Personal & Business Insurance
Durfey-Hoover-Bowden Insurance Protecting Your Way of Life Since 1937

Our Agents & Staff

Agency Principals

Paul Hoover III

Paul Hoover III, CPCU, ARM

Paul is a native of Raleigh. After working 2 years for the State Employees Credit Union, he joined the family owned agency, Durfey-Hoover Insurance, in 1974. Over the years, he has been active in insurance education; teaching classes in insurance for the insurance associations and for Triangle Insurance Institute.

Paul is a graduate of the University of Virginia. Active in civic affairs, he is past president of the Raleigh Jaycees, the Hilltop Home for Children and the Kiwanis Club of Raleigh.

(919) 790-6415 x 226

Paul Hoover IV

Paul Hoover IV, CPCU, CIC

Paul has a strong focus on the technical side of the industry to keep our customers up to date on changing laws, coverages and risks. He works as a partner to help businesses and individuals understand their exposures and design coverage tailored to their situation and risk tolerance to help avoid coverage gaps or paying for coverages they would never use.

Paul joined DHB in 2001 and is the fourth generation of his family to work in the agency. Paul is a member of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina Technical Committee and in 2010 Paul received the Academic Excellence Award from the Insurance Institute of America for having one of the top three cumulative scores in the Nation in their Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Program (CPCU). He is a member and Past President of the Eastern North Carolina CPCU Society.

Paul is a graduate of Furman University. He is past president and lifetime member of the Raleigh Jaycees. He served on their Board of Directors for eight years. He is also an Elder and past Deacon at First Presbyterian Church in Raleigh.

(919) 790-6415 x 228
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Mike Bowden, CIC

Michael Bowden, CIC

Michael, a native of Raleigh and graduate of Western Carolina University, joined the agency in May of 2005. He previously worked as a claims representative with Auto Owners Insurance Company for two years.

Michael volunteers with the youth programs at the Salvation Army. He served as past president of the Raleigh Sports Club and continues to be involved with the club as well as other community activities.

(919) 790-6415 x 220

Administrative Staff:

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Ann Lauer

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Tracy O'Berry

  • Personal & Commercial Administrative
  • (919) 790-6415 x222
  • Temporary Direct Mobile: 984 500 6471

Commercial Insurance

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Patty Drewnowski, CIC

  • Commercial Insurance Accounts For
    Paul Hoover III and Paul Hoover IV
  • (919) 790-6415 x227
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Julie Hamaker, CIC, CISR

  • Commercial Insurance Accounts
    For Michael Bowden
  • (919) 790-6415 x223

Personal Insurance

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Tracy Jones

  • Personal Insurance Accounts
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  • (919) 790-6415 x224
  • Temporary Direct Mobile: 919 455 0541
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Mandi Baldwin

  • Personal Insurance Accounts
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  • (919) 790-6415 x 221
  • Temporary Direct Mobile: 919 413 2217

Why Work With Durfey-Hoover-Bowden?

The guidance you receive from your agent can have a great impact on your future.
Getting it right matters.
  • Partnership

    As the industry changes, so do your personal risks. We work with you to help keep your family and business protected.

  • Knowledge

    Our agents have achieved top insurance designations, served on advisory committees, and taught classes for other agents.

  • Access

    We shop around for you, selecting insurnace companies based on competitive pricing, financial stability, and level of service.

  • Experience

    With over 80 years of experience, we know how to guide our customers in the risks, coverages, and laws unique to our area.

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