VALHALLA, N.Y., March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- USI Insurance Services ("USI") has entered into an agreement to acquire Brooks Insurance ("Brooks"), headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the Midwest. Since 1922, Brooks has provided comprehensive coverage and personalized service to clients in northwest Ohio, southeast Michigan and northeast Indiana. Brooks' solutions include property-casualty, employee benefits, bonds/surety, homeowners, renters, automobile, watercraft and personal health. This acquisition is expected to close shortly. The employees will remain at their Toledo and Bowling Green, Ohio, locations.
Dennis "Denny" G. Johnson, president, Brooks Insurance, CPCU, said: "In joining forces with one of the premier insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the country, our clients will continue to benefit from coordinated solutions and support on a local level, but now they also will be able to tap into USI's resources, technical expertise and wide range of products and services on a national level. I am delighted to be combining our strengths to expand our Midwest presence in these key markets, and I look forward to collaborating on risk management and employee benefit opportunities that will protect and grow the assets of our existing and future clients."
Thomas D. Cassady, USI Midwest regional chief executive officer, said: "From the beginning, the ideals of Brooks Insurance have been integrity, honesty and objective advice to provide the best insurance coverage possible. Under Denny's leadership, they have continued that legacy of being an industry and community leader, earning many awards and insurance designations. It is those values that make Brooks a great fit with the USI ONE Advantage® platform that leverages the collective knowledge of our associates and partners to offer meaningful and measurable solutions and services to our clients and communities. I am excited to be partnering with Denny and his team on future opportunities for strategic growth and I welcome them to USI."
About USI Insurance Services
USI is a top 10 insurance brokerage and consulting firm, delivering property and casualty, employee benefits, personal risk and retirement solutions throughout the United States. Headquartered in Valhalla, New York, USI has over $1.0 billion in revenue, more than 4,400 professionals and operates out of nearly 140 local offices serving every state. USI has become a premier insurance brokerage firm by leveraging the USI ONE Advantage®, an interactive platform that integrates proprietary analytics, networked resources and enterprise planning to create customized solutions with positive, bottom line impact. The value of USI, and our ability to attract best-in-class industry talent while providing superior solutions and services to our clients and our communities, is achieved through the collaboration and expertise of our local teams. For more information visit usi.biz.
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