PointeNorth Insurance Group Acquires Benton & Parker and Cord & Wilburn


Acquisitions result in $27 million in commissioned revenue

Atlanta – October 24, 2017 – PointeNorth Insurance Group, one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the Southeast with local ownership, announces its recent acquisitions of Benton & Parker Insurance Services, a leader in the commercial truck insurance field and Cord & Wilburn Insurance, a Woodstock, Georgia-based insurance firm. As a result of these acquisitions, PointeNorth Insurance Group has $27 million in commissioned revenue.

“With the addition of Benton & Parker, we’re able to expand on our existing transportation program,” said PointeNorth CEO, Bill Skeeles. “They bring their expertise in the commercial truck insurance marketplace and the opportunity for PointeNorth to continue to provide additional products and customer solutions,” Skeeles added. Benton & Parker, founded in 1985 with locations throughout the Southeast, will continue to operate under its name and maintain its headquarters in Gainesville, Georgia. Benton & Parker principals David Benton, Frank Parker and Thomas Louie are member-owners at PointeNorth Insurance Group.

“The acquisition gives us expertise from PointeNorth beyond transportation,” said Benton & Parker President, Frank Parker. “It’s an advantage for those clients that have business outside of transportation and trucking,” Parker added.

“We’re looking forward to gaining access to some new markets and insurance companies to serve our customers,” said Benton & Parker CFO, David Benton. “It’s an opportunity to continue to grow and expand throughout the Southeast.”

Through this merger, Benton & Parker will be an active member of the PointeNorth Alliance — a group that also includes the Caribou Insurance Agency and the McNeal Insurance Agency.

In addition to Benton & Parker, PointeNorth Insurance Group also acquired Cord & Wilburn Agency of Woodstock, Georgia. Rich Cord and Joe Wilburn continue to offer their clients the same service, team and management under the PointeNorth Insurance Group brand.

About PointeNorth Insurance Group
PointeNorth, one of the top 60 agencies in the United States, offers insurance and financial products to more than 49,000 households and businesses nationwide and was formed with the partnering of several outstanding Metro Agencies; including TRC Insurance Services, Stevenson, Shockley, Stevenson, certain property casualty assets of Merritt-McKenzie, Love, Douglas & Pope, Hodges & Associates, Risk Management Continuum, WS Pharr & Company, Taylor, Turner & Hartsfield, Dillon Insurance Services, Cumberland Insurance and Insurance Counseling & Management. PointeNorth Insurance Group LLC is headquartered at 1100 Circle 75 Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.PointeNorthIns.com.


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