R. Andrew Watts, CFO
(Daytona Beach, Florida) . . . J. Scott Penny, Chief Acquisitions Officer of Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO), and Craig Justice, the principal of TriCoast Insurance Services, LLC (“TriCoast Insurance”), today announced that Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc.(“Arrowhead”), a subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc., has acquired substantially all of the assets of TriCoast Insurance.
TriCoast Insurance provides access to earthquake and hurricane insurance products to agents and insureds. The agency has annual net revenues of approximately $2.4 million. The TriCoast Insurance assets will become a part of Arrowhead, operating under the direction of Steve Bouker, Executive Vice President of Arrowhead. Craig Justice will continue to partner with Arrowhead to bring specialty catastrophe insurance products and other Arrowhead products to agents and insureds.
Steve Bouker stated, “Craig’s extensive experience in the earthquake and hurricane insurance space was invaluable in the development and marketing of new products. We look forward to further expanding our product offerings and Craig’s continued partnership with Arrowhead”.
Craig Justice stated, “Arrowhead’s backing and support allowed me to leverage my contacts and experience to deliver high quality products and services to agents and insureds. I look forward to my continuing relationship with Arrowhead and new opportunities for my valued clients.”
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