Berger & O’Neal Insurance Group and Holmes-Shaw Agency obtain access to new markets and additional product offerings through acquisition by PointeNorth Insurance Group.
Atlanta – November 1, 2019 - PointeNorth Insurance Group, LLC (PNIG), one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the Southeast with local ownership, 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 to help agencies develop new talent, grow organically and increase profitability.
“We are excited to welcome both organizations to PointeNorth Insurance Group. Berger & O’Neal Insurance Group is a quality agency with excellent markets, further expanding our capabilities in metro Atlanta. Holmes-Shaw Agency allows us to increase our position in employee benefits through their high level of experience and quality association program,” stated William Skeeles, PointeNorth President and CEO.
Berger & O’Neal Insurance Group offers affordable and reliable 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 Chief Executive Officer 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 Chief Financial Officer 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, is serving 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.
“We are committed to acquisition and perpetuating quality agencies. PointeNorth Insurance Group combines that commitment with sales and service talent development to support organic growth and effective succession,” shared Skeeles.
About PointeNorth Insurance Group
PointeNorth, one of the top 60 agencies in the United States, offers insurance and financial products to more than 50,000 households and businesses nationwide and was formed with the partnering of outstanding agencies throughout the Southeast. PointeNorth Insurance Group LLC is headquartered at 1100 Circle 75 Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.PointeNorthIns.com.