Howes was awarded the 2009 Spirit of State Farm Customer Award.
He was honored along with seven others.
In addition, State Farm recognized eight more agents with the 2009 Spirit of State Farm Partnership Award.
According to information provided, "State Farm is filled with exceptional people who routinely go above and beyond the call of duty. One of the many ways we recognize our agents and employees is through the annual Spirit of State Farm recognition process."
The agency is now one of the top Allstate agencies in the nation in auto, property, commercial, power sports insurance and financial services sales.
With his team of employees, Paris said he is committed to helping customers meet their protection and retirement needs while managing the business.
"It's a tremendous honor to earn Regional Champion recognition," Paris said. "My agency's commitment is to serve our customers and the Brazil community."
"Ted is a respected member of the business community," Allstate Vice President Thomas F. Clarkson said. "We are proud that our customers in this area are being serviced by an agency with such a fine reputation."
The Ted Paris Insurance Agency is located at 213 E. National Ave., Brazil.