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Mt. Franklin shows support for the El Paso Holocaust Museum

March 17, 2024

Mt. Franklin Insurance was proud to help sponsor the El Paso Holocaust Museum’s recent fundraiser, Fore UniTee, held on March 17th, 2024, at El Paso’s Topgolf⛳. This incredible event brought together community members for a fun evening of golf, food, and fundraising, all in support of the museum’s vital mission of education and remembrance.
At Mt. Franklin Insurance, we believe that giving back to our community is essential. The El Paso Holocaust Museum plays a crucial role in educating our community about the Holocaust and the importance of fighting against hatred and intolerance. By supporting the museum, we can ensure that future generations learn from the past and work towards a more just and peaceful future.

Mt. Franklin Employees Participated in Volunteer Day

March 15, 2024

Mt. Franklin leadership and employees in El Paso and San Antonio volunteered at New Braunfels Food Bank and Kelly Center for Hunger Relief.  Employees sorted and prepared food items for thousands of families that came through the centers that day.  Mt. Franklin Insurance is continuing its efforts by hosting a clothing drive encouraging the public to donate gently used clothing items for the Kelly Center Community Clothes Closet at any of their three El Paso locations.




Mt. Franklin wins Best of El Paso

October 19, 2023

When El Pasoan Shane Lipson returned home in 2010 after spending 15 years in New York City, he teamed up with Bill Carvajal to open Mt. Franklin Insurance. Today, after twelve acquisitions and lots of hard work, Mt. Franklin is the largest locally-owned independent insurance brokerage in El Paso. “I love El Paso, and I am committed to helping El Paso grow,” Lipson said. And El Paso loves Mt. Franklin Insurance. El Paso Inc. readers voted Lipson as the Best Insurance Agent in this year’s Best of El Paso contest. “This is the first time we’ve entered the Best of El Paso, and I am extremely happy to have won,” he said. “This win is a testament to the strong relationships we build with our clients.” With three offices in El Paso and one in San Antonio, Mt. Franklin Insurance offers commercial, personal, life and group health insurance, and bonding.

Lipson has more than two decades of experience in business operations and insurance, beginning his career as a management consultant working with global corporations to streamline processes and improve business strategies. During that time, he developed a specialty in the insurance industry, leading to roles at two of the largest brokers in the world. But he prefers the one-on-one customer relationship experience that he has today over building organizational models. Lipson states, “I enjoy using my years of large corporate experience to help individual clients, no matter the scale of their needs. I am not just an owner of Mt. Franklin; I am out there every day reviewing policies, having the conversations with my clients and carriers, and supporting my team.”

Lipson holds insurance licenses in multiple states and has achieved the distinguished Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) professional designation. In addition to meeting with clients, he has been tapped as a guest speaker for undergraduate business courses at different universities in the region, lectures about insurance to local organizations, and is an advocate for growing insurance education in El Paso.

By working directly with clients, Lipson has become a trusted partner to many business owners. “El Paso has a phenomenal base of small and mid-sized businesses that are doing some really great things,” Lipson said. “We help all business types, from contractors to professional services and everything in between. Having the right insurance in place is critical to business growth, and we’re the right fit for El Paso’s needs.”

“I built Mt. Franklin with the mission of providing clients with unmatched service, which makes it so meaningful to be voted Best Insurance Agent by my clients. They are why I do what I do,” he concludes.


Mt. Franklin Agency Principal, Shane Lipson, is NMSU Aggie Professor

October 4, 2023

Shane Lipson teaches Insurance Class at NMSU College of Business

Mt. Franklin’s, Shane Lipson MD, CIC was invited once again to host a class at New Mexico State University College of Business in Las Cruces, NM.  Shane did a deep dive into property insurance with students, shared his passion for the insurance industry, and spoke to how lucrative a career in this field can be.  It was clear that Shane was able to inspire these young minds to consider a career in the industry he loves so much.

Mt. Franklin acquires Young & Associates

June 14, 2023

Young & Associates is merged into El Paso’s Largest Independent Insurance Agency

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As mentioned in El Paso Inc.

New business in the insurance sector continues to experience exponential growth and today Mt. Franklin Insurance announces its acquisition of Young & Associates Insurance agency effective June 14, 2023.  “We have embraced customer centric operations that allow us to continually expand our footprint in El Paso and beyond”, says Shane Lipson, CIC, MD Principal at Mt. Franklin Insurance.

“Most importantly, Young & Associates customers will experience immediate benefits from this new partnership with a greater number of carrier options, multiple locations for added convenience and a larger staff to assist them.”

Mt. Franklin Insurance agency shares many of the same values as Young & Associates.” says Taylor Young, Young & Associates. “We are pleased to merge with Mt. Franklin as they operate with integrity and understand that customers ultimately prefer to build a relationship with a local insurance provider.  Mt. Franklin believes in being a partner to their customers.”

Mt. Franklin Holiday Celebration

December 8, 2022
Today we celebrated the 2022 holiday season with Mt. Franklin’s most important resource, our staff. We are so grateful to those who have walked with us on this most fulfilling journey. We wish every one of our customers and team members a very Happy New Year in 2023!

El Paso Association of Contractors Lunch & Learn

November 16, 2022

Thank you El Paso Association of Contractors for hosting our General Contractors Lunch & Learn. We were honored to be in the same room with some of El Paso’s finest contractors and happy to address their insurance concerns.

We are thankful for the partnership.

Congratulations to BJ Newlin from Western States Fire Protection on winning the YETI!

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Volunteer Day

November 2, 2022

Thank you El Pasoans Fighting Hunger for having us over to help out and thank you Mt. Franklin team for working to help those who need it most.

NMSU College of Business

September 14th, 2022

Mt. Franklin’s, Shane Lipson MD, CIC held class at New Mexico State University College of Business in Las Cruces, NM. Shane was personally invited by NMSU’s Associate Professor and Mountain States Insurance Group Endowed Chair, Tim Query, Ph.D., C.P.A.,A.R.M. to host a class on the Principles of Insurance. Shane shared his vast knowledge of the industry and his passion for his craft. These college students were engaged and captivated by some of Shane’s real life experiences. We hope all of these Aggies go on to do great things in the insurance industry and their respective communities.

Mt Franklin Insurance and Travelers Insurance
Top Golf Outing

January 26, 2022

We would like to extend our gratitude to Travelers Insurance, one of our great carriers, for the fun day at Topgolf.
We are pleased to work with a high quality company that reflects our commitment to providing the best service.
We all had a wonderful time! Please enjoy some of the pictures from the event.

Mt Franklin Insurance Bowling Night

September 18, 2021

Thank you Bowl El Paso for hosting our 1st annual employee gathering since the pandemic started.
This gathering has been long overdue and we really enjoyed having fun out of the office.

FORE! UNITee Topgolf Fundraiser 2021

El Paso Holocaust Museum’s
June 6, 2021

On June 6, we were proud to be both sponsor and participants in the El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center “FORE! UNITee Topgolf Fundraiser.
Thank you to everyone who attended the event that supported the only fully bilingual Holocaust museum that educates about the history of the Holocaust in order to combat prejudice and intolerance through education, community outreach, and cultural activities.

32nd Annual K-9 Classic Race Run

Humane Society of El Paso
May 16, 2021

We are proud to support organizations that serve our community! We were proud to be both sponsor and participants in the 32nd annual K-9 Classic Race from the Humane Society of El Paso this past Sunday, May 16 at Ascarate Park.

Ronald McDonald House
35th Annual Lights of Love

December 9, 2020

Mt. Franklin Insurance is proud to once more, make a difference as one of the official sponsors for Ronald McDonald House Charities of El Paso, 35th Annual Light of Love Holiday Lighting Ceremony.

Lee & Beulah MoorChildren’s Home

October 25, 2020

Mt. Franklin Insurance is proud to have supported the “19th Annual Operation Pumpkin” presented by Lee Moor Children’s Home.

Be My Neighbor Day

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

This past Saturday, June 8, we were proud to be part of “Be My Neighbor Day,” presented by Kcos-Tv, El Paso PBS station, at Bassett Place.Thank you to everyone who attended the event and visited our booth to receive our insurance-related advice and consultation.

Mercy Ruiz and Jessica De Anda Excellence Awards

June 13, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Mercy Ruiz and Jessica De Anda were recognized for their excellence by the Insurance Professionals of El Paso.We are very proud to have them on the Mt. Franklin team!

2019 Junior Achievement El Paso Bowl-A-Thon

Saturday, May 18, 2019

This past Saturday, May 18th, Mt. Franklin Insurance were sponsors and participants at the 2019 Junior Achievement of El Paso Bowl-A-Thon presented by Marathon Petroleum Corporation.

Father Yermo Spartan Run 2019

Ascarate Park
April 13, 2019

We are proud to support organizations that serve our community. This year we were excited to both sponsor and be participants in the Father Yermo Spartan Run on April 13 at Ascarate Park. The Father Yermo School has been in the El Paso area for 60 years providing students with academic excellence, fostering acceptance of the diversity of others, respect for all and an awareness of social issues.

Donating to Habitat for Humanity – ReStore El Paso

February 12, 2019

Mt. Franklin Insurance is proud to support organizations that serve our community, which is why we donated office furniture to Habitat for Humanity – ReStore El Paso that helps homeowners achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves and their families.

(Habitat for Humanity – ReStore El Paso staff and Mt. Franklin Insurance staff)

Giving Back to Zach White Elementary School

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

At Mt. Franklin Insurance, we insure everything that you care about and more because we are committed to helping protect you and your family. We are also committed to helping make a difference in our community.

We were happy to be able to help our community by donating extra printers and computers to Zach White Elementary School. Mt. Franklin Insurance Principal Shane Lipson visited Zach White Elementary School last week to personally deliver the donated equipment to Zach White’s Principal, Jocelyn Scott.

(Left Zach White’s Principal, Jocelyn Scott and Right Mt. Franklin Insurance Principal, Shane Lipson)

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