Walsh Duffield Acquires Don Allen Agency in New York

Walsh Duffield Companies Inc., an independent insurance agency based in Buffalo, New York, announced that it has acquired Don Allen Agency Inc., based in Rochester, New York. Terms of the transaction, which became effective May 1, were not disclosed.

This is the third agency acquisition for Walsh Duffield in the Rochester and surrounding region. Walsh Duffield previously acquired the Barry York Agency in Pittsford earlier this year and acquired Stuart G. Smith Agency — now doing business as Walsh Quinn Agency — in Brighton in 2014.

The Don Allen Agency will continue to operate from its current offices in Rochester and Avon, New York. Its 28 staff members will join Walsh Duffield as part of the transaction, bringing Walsh Duffield’s employee count to 110.

With the addition of the Don Allen Agency, the Rochester market now represents approximately one third of the Walsh Duffield book of business.

Founded in 1860, Walsh Duffield is a fourth-generation, family-owned independent agency. With offices in Buffalo, Medina and Rochester regions, Walsh Duffield offers personal and commercial insurance products to clients across upstate New York.