PointeNorth Acquires Berger & O’Neal, Holmes-Shaw Agencies of Georgia

November 12, 2019

PointeNorth Insurance Group, LLC (PNIG), a locally owned independent insurance agency in the Southeast, has acquired two additional insurance agencies in Georgia - Berger & O’Neal Insurance Group and Holmes-Shaw Agency.

Berger & O’Neal Insurance Group and Holmes-Shaw Agency will maintain their brands, service teams and management personnel. Both agencies have joined the PointeNorth Alliance, which provides additional carrier markets, services, and tools for agencies develop new talent, grow organically and increase profitability.

William Skeeles, PointeNorth president and CEO, said the acquisition of Berger & O’Neal Insurance Group will further expanding PointNorth’s capabilities in metro Atlanta, while Holmes-Shaw Agency allows it to increase its position in employee benefits.

Berger & O’Neal Insurance Group offers insurance choices all across Georgia. Michael Berger, former principal and president of Berger & O’Neal Insurance Group, is now serving as a senior vice president of PointeNorth Insurance Group. Hugh Lee O’Neal, Jr., former principal of Berger & O’Neal Insurance Group, is also now serving as a senior vice president of PointeNorth Insurance Group.

Holmes-Shaw Agency specializes in life, health and disability insurance. Many of Holmes-Shaw Agency’s executives will play key roles within PointeNorth Insurance Group, including spearheading the employee benefits program. Bruce Shaw, former president and CEO of Holmes-Shaw Agency, is serving as a senior vice president of PointeNorth Insurance Group and president of the Holmes-Shaw Benefit Program.

David Holmes, former senior vice president and CFO of Holmes-Shaw Agency, is serving as vice president of PointeNorth Insurance Group and senior vice president of the Holmes-Shaw Benefit Program. Roy Downey, former senior vice president and Secretary of Holmes-Shaw Agency, is serving as vice president of PointeNorth Insurance Group and senior vice president of the Holmes-Shaw Benefit Program. J. Taylor Smith, producer of Holmes-Shaw Agency, now serves as producer for both PointeNorth Insurance Group and the Holmes-Shaw Benefit Program.

PointeNorth has acquired more than 30 agencies to date. Companies acquired by PNIG gain access to new technology, training, and increased access to insurance choices for customers.

PointeNorth offers insurance and financial products to more than 50,000 households and businesses nationwide and was formed with the partnering of agencies throughout the Southeast. PointeNorth Insurance Group LLC is headquartered in Atlanta.

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