California Broker Lawson-Hawks Acquires Truckee Insurance

June 25, 2009

Mountain View, Calif.-based Lawson-Hawks Insurance Associates Inc., a regional independent insurance broker based in Mountain View, Calif., has acquired Truckee, California Insurance Agency.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

John Miller, CEO of Lawson-Hawks Insurance Associates, said of the acquisition, “While we have built a substantial client base both in Sacramento and east of the Capital city, we are absolutely delighted to have the physical presence in the Truckee, Greater Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada areas that this acquisition affords us.”

Bill Hanson, the tenured manager of the Truckee Insurance Agency, said the acquisition would allow the company to expand its depth of marketing to new prospective clients and servicing of existing client relationships. The company expects to become the dominant insurance brokerage in the Sierra.

Irene Brown will manage the commercial lines department in Truckee with Allyson Givens as her assistant account manager. Long-time associate Sheri Wade will serve private clients for homeowners, auto and other personal insurance needs.

Additionally, Lawson-Hawks will open a Reno, Nev., office to more effectively and efficiently bring services into the Nevada marketplace. Jennifer Pyle and Linda Eastman will focus on Employee Benefits sales and services, respectively, in the Reno office, as well as in the Greater Truckee area.

Founded in 1937, Lawson-Hawks is a national independent insurance brokerage providing risk management, commercial and personal lines insurance, association programs, retirement planning and employee benefits to more htan 75,000 customers. Lawson-Hawks maintains other regional offices in Sacramento, Monterey, Modesto, San Francisco, Irvine and San Rafael, Calif.

Source: Lawson-Hawks Insurance Associates Inc.

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