The Norman Transcript


November 6, 2012

Changing with the clients’ needs



“We work to find the right balance for the customer,” Moore said.

While Moore is quick to credit the community for his successes, he has given back a lot to the town, especially the athletic programs. Starting by coaching kid’s teams before he had children old enough to play, he has been very active over the years.

In addition to his kid’s soccer teams, Moore has been active in Little League baseball, Optimist basketball, the Norman North baseball, the Whittier Middle School Booster Club and the Norman Athletic Association. His family has been recognized by the NAA as “Family of the Year.”

Moore played baseball and basketball at Taloga High School, and said he was “blessed with good coaches growing up. I like the chance to relay that on to kids.”

Active in the Norman Kiwanis Club and First Christian Church, he also is involved with the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, now that he manages the family farm and ranching business at Taloga.

As far as setting one’s own hours, as the ad promised 30 years ago, Moore said an agent might work long hours, but “you do it until you get the job done.” Now that he has established his business and has a team in place, he has more freedom to play golf, but an injury forced him to quit playing in a weekly basketball game.

Moore is happy that his son, Taylor, is following in his footsteps as a Farmers Insurance agent and will soon open an office in northwest Norman. His family includes his wife, Janet, a nurse at Norman Regional; Chase, who is working on a master’s degree at OU; and Kayla, a student at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

While unassuming about his accomplishments, Moore enjoyed a party in celebration of his 30th year in the business. Still in his early 50s, he looks forward to another 20 years.

“I think it would be great to celebrate 50 years with Farmers,” he said.

For local news and more, subscribe to The Norman Transcript Smart Edition, or our print edition.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Junior Police Graduation First Junior Police Academy graduates

    The room went dark and a slideshow flipped through photos of children participating in the first Junior Police Academy as kids chattered excitedly, remembering what they had done over the past two weeks. Norman Police Department hosted ...

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Officials say transparency lacking in Wal-Mart zoning

    Norman city staff recently admitted to withholding information from the public regarding a controversial zoning change in southeast Norman. If approved by the city council, the proposal will allow a Wal-Mart supercenter at Cedar Lane and ...

    July 25, 2014

  • Air Algerie jet crashes with 116 on board

    OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso — the third major international aviation ...

    July 25, 2014

  • Nonprofit raises $3.9M-plus for new center

    The Center for Children and Families, a United Way of Norman partner agency, announced Thursday that it exceeded its public fundraising goal of $3.5 million and raised more than $3.9 million to complete the purchase and renovation of a ...

    July 25, 2014

  • Bad year won’t dampen peachy tradition

    PORTER — A rusting, silver-colored water tower tells visitors to this rural town between Muskogee and Tulsa that they’ve come to the “Peach Capitol of Oklahoma.” Residents of Stratford, the state’s other self-proclaimed peach capital, ...

    July 26, 2014

  • Union Market opens this fall on campus

    Shelves are being stocked as employees buzz around like busy bees and activities are in the last stages of prep as the University of Oklahoma anticipates the opening of its new eatery Union Market, located in the Oklahoma Memorial Union in ...

    July 26, 2014

  • OU football recruit under investigation in assault case

    An attorney representing Joe Mixon confirmed Friday evening that the highly-recruited Oklahoma running back is being investigated by Norman Police in connection with an incident in which a woman suffered multiple facial fractures early ...

    July 26, 2014

  • Campus Cornerassault

    Norman Police responded to an alleged aggravated assault at the Campus Corner Pickelmans Gourmet Cafe early Friday morning....

    July 26, 2014

  • U.S.: Russia firing across border

    KIEV, Ukraine — Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the ...

    July 26, 2014

  • McCain: Arizona execution ‘torture’

    TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture....

    July 26, 2014