Cross Insurance News

100-Year-Old Founder of Cross Insurance Remains Committed to Family Business

Shortly after Woodrow Cross founded Cross Insurance out of his family’s home in Bangor, Maine, in 1954, he sold his first insurance policy for just seven dollars. More than 60 years and nearly 115 agency acquisitions later, with roughly 800 …

Maine-Based Cross Insurance Acquires Colt Insurance of Massachusetts

Cross Insurance, a Bangor, Maine, based subsidiary of Cross Financial Corp. and one of the largest independent insurance providers in New England, has further expanded its presence in western Massachusetts, New York and southern Vermont with the acquisition of Pittsfield, …

Cross Insurance of Maine Hires Hersey

Cross Insurance, a Bangor, Maine, headquartered insurance agency, has hired Christopher S. Hersey as vice president and treasurer of its parent company, Cross Financial Corp.. In his new role, Hersey will be responsible for expanding the company’s brand and managing …

Cross Insurance Acquires Maine’s Sargent, Tyler & West

Maine’s Cross Insurance reported it has acquired another leading Maine insurance agency, Sargent, Tyler & West in Bangor, and its Bucksport branch office, Roland Grindle Insurance Agency. Sargent, Tyler & West has been in business for nearly 200 years. Michael …

Cross Insurance Buys Bardwell, Bowlby & Karem Agency in Berkshires

Cross Insurance has expanded its presence in western Massachusetts, New York and southern Vermont with the purchase of Pittsfield, Massachusetts-based independent insurance agency Bardwell, Bowlby & Karam, which has been serving the Berkshire area for 100 years. Terms of the acquisition are …

Cross Insurance Adds 2 New Account Executives in Maine

Cross Insurance, an insurance agency headquartered in Bangor, Maine, has hired Abram Treadwell as account executive/Personal Lines and Sean Doyle as account executive/Commercial Lines. Both will be based in Cross Insurance’s Lewiston, Maine, office. Treadwell has more than a decade …

Cross Insurance Hires Papanastasiou as Branch Manager in Massachusetts

Cross Insurance, an insurance agency headquartered in Bangor, Maine, has hired John Papanastasiou as branch manager in Peabody, Massachusetts.

Cross Insurance Hires Jermyn as Employee Benefits VP in Maine

Cross Insurance, an insurance agency headquartered in Bangor, Maine, has hired Eric Jermyn as vice president of business development for Cross Employee Benefits. He will be based in Portland, Maine.

Cross Insurance Acquires Knapp Schenck & Company in Boston

Cross Insurance, an independent insurance agency based in Bangor, Maine, with more than 35 offices in the Northeast, announced the purchase of Boston-based independent agency Knapp Schenck & Company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Knapp Schenck & Company …

Cross Insurance Executive Vice President Brent Cross Dies at 58

Brent Cross, executive vice president of Cross Insurance, an independent agency headquartered in Bangor, Maine, with offices throughout New England, died Nov. 26 at Mass General Hospital in Boston after a year-long battle with cancer, the agency said. He was …