Tye Hardin

Insurance Advisor

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 About Tye

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Tye brings a wealth of local knowledge and a deep understanding of the unique needs of businesses in Central Texas. With internships in insurance and a congressional office in DC under his belt, he embarked on his entrepreneurial journey by owning and operating Hardin Family Peaches for seven years. This experience gave him valuable insights into the challenges and triumphs of running a small business. In addition, these experiences have shaped Tye into a well-rounded insurance professional ready to assist clients with their needs.


While Tye is a generalist in insurance, his primary focus has been on supporting contractors, small businesses, and medical device companies. However, he is skilled at assisting any business owner in finding the right insurance solution. In addition, he aims to provide each client with a tailored approach to their insurance needs, ensuring they receive the coverage needed for their unique risk.


With nearly a decade of experience in various industries, Tye has had the opportunity to work with diverse businesses, from bulk meat sales to construction. This has given him a broad perspective and the ability to understand different types of businesses and their unique requirements. Tye been with Watkins for approximately 1.5 years, using his energy, technological savvy, and commitment to making every client a priority to deliver exceptional service.

Success Stories

One of Tye’s most memorable experiences at Watkins involves assisting a growing construction company. They had outgrown their previous agent and needed comprehensive coverage that could adapt to their expanding needs. He identified and covered key vulnerabilities in their previous policy, delivered a package that surpassed their old rate and coverage, and provided employee safety manuals to reinforce their commitment to safety.

Another success story is of a sound and light contractor abruptly dropped by his previous carrier. Despite the short notice, Tye swiftly provided him with a competitive quote that worked for his company, ensuring he was covered.

Why Work with Tye

As a former small business owner, Tye understands your unique challenges. Tye brings a lot of energy to the table, embrace new technology, and prioritize his clients. He’s committed to providing a personalized, attentive service, ensuring you receive the best insurance coverage for your needs. As a proud Austin local, Tye understands the needs of Central Texas businesses and is committed to serving our community.

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