Evalscore®'s proposed Commercial Insurance Real Time Interactive Credential System

Dwayne Paul Hargroder
Meet the Developer of Evalscore®

The man behind Evalscore® is Dwayne P. Hargroder – a multitalented entrepreneur who has developed, owned and operated several highly successful businesses ranging in nature from insurance to healthcare to business information technology. Dwayne has also contributed to his community as a past board member of the Opelousas - St. Landry Chamber of Commerce, the Opelousas Economic Development Council and was honored by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to participate in the Gubernatorial Transition Team.

Dwayne, however, is much more than an astute businessman – rather, he is a man of many talents and accomplishments. This is evidenced by the fact that he drove race cars at State Capital Dragway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the age of 14; was an all-state high school football linebacker; became an accomplished aviator by age 21 – securing FAA Flight Instructor and Commercial Pilot Certificates with Multi Engine and Instrument ratings; and served as the business manager for the Louisiana musical group River Road Band – signing the group to a multi-album recording contract with Capitol Records led by renowned music producer Scott Hendricks.

After graduating from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree, as well as induction into the Financial Management National Honor Society, Dwayne founded Hargroder Companies, Inc. – a Louisiana licensed Property and Casualty and Life and Health insurance agency marketing traditional insurance products. In 1985, he also founded Louisiana 1st Premium Acceptance Company, Inc. (later renamed Louisiana 1st Credit) to provide insurance payment solutions for special- need clients. Dwayne has served on agents advisory panels for leading US Insurers and was recognized by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors for advanced insurance studies placing him in the top 1% of all insurance producers. In 10 short years, Hargroder Companies, Inc. grew to become a multi-million-dollar insurance organization that served as the second-largest independent agency organization in St. Landry Parish.

Dwayne later co-founded Auto Indemnity Company, Inc. for the distribution of Auto Gap insurance policies, as well as AutoCare Dealer Service Contracts, Inc. – an extended warranty program for auto dealers in Louisiana.

In 1998, Auto Indemnity Company, Inc. was sold to Atlanta based Safe-Guard Insurance Company. Subsequently, AutoCare Dealer Service Contracts, Inc. was sold in 1999 to Atlanta-based APCO, which was later purchased by Ford Motor Company. And finally, in 2002 Hargroder Companies, Inc. was merged into ICT Insurance Group, LLC and later sold to Region’s Bank’s wholly owned subsidiary, Region’s Insurance.

Dwayne also entered the healthcare field in 1990 by founding Medsource HealthCare Group, Inc. This multi-million-dollar organization began as a nurse staffing company before evolving into a JCAHO Accredited Medicare Certified healthcare organization with more than 250 employees providing a wide range of services including Workers’ Compensation Nurse Case Management and Catastrophic Injured Worker Staffing for some of the largest insurance companies in the United States. Dwayne divested his interest in 2003 to Home Health Care Partners, LLC of Dallas, Texas.

Dwayne’s vision for Evalscore® is to revolutionize the insurance and financial sectors by providing real-time automation of critical performance indicators – resulting in highly improved operational efficiencies. Since receiving patent protected status for Evalscore®, Dwayne has been spearheading the development of this innovative, on-demand, real-time performance scoring method.