Dallas-based CPro Associates has spun off its binding authority and programs unit as a new company, B&H Risk Services Inc., headed by William E. Buckley.
Buckley joined CPro in late 2013 to form and develop the new business unit. B&H focuses on binding authority, brokerage and program business.
B&H currently writes commercial insurance business in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas, and is looking to expand its national footprint, according to Buckley.
B&H functions directly as the underwriter for insurance carriers. It also includes a brokerage component that enables the operation to handle accounts that fit into its binding markets or can be placed seamlessly into one of its brokerage markets.
Buckley brings more than 25 years of insurance experience including surplus lines, specialized programs, primary and reinsurance. Prior to the founding of B&H Risk Services, Buckley served as president and CEO of G. J. Sullivan Co., an excess and surplus lines brokerage in Orange County, Calif.
Source: B&H Risk Services