AssuredPartners has announced that it has acquired Peoples Insurance Agency (PIA). The Iowa-based insurance advisor has been family-owned and operated since its founding in 1982. PIA’s staff of 88 will continue operations under the direction of market president Josh Whitinger.
“We deliver peace of mind as part of our business model,” Whitinger said. “Our employees are committed to providing the highest quality of service possible to offer the coverage our clients need and deserve. These are attributes that we will be able to continue with in our new venture with AssuredPartners.”
“Joining AssuredPartners will allow us to remain in our community, keep our family involved in the business, while giving us the opportunity to be a part of a national organization,” said PIA’s Jarvis Whitinger.
“Entering Iowa as a new marketplace is an exciting time for AssuredPartners, and we are thrilled for the opportunity to become further involved in the community,” said Randy Larsen, president of AssuredPartners’ Western Regions. “PIA is a fantastic new partner for our region, as it complements our AssuredPartners transportation vertical with the dedication to the specialty trucking marketplace.”
“As we continue to strive for excellence in selecting agencies to join our company, PIA absolutely fits the mold,” said Assured Partners President and COO Tom Riley. “Having such an established agency with a great presence in a new marketplace for us is exciting.”
PIA is just the latest acquisition for Assured Partners. Last week, the company announced the acquisition of Wisconsin-based National Insurance Services. In October, the company acquired Hope Aviation Insurance, a South Carolina-based aviation insurance specialist.