Augusta, Georgia – Blanchard & Calhoun Insurance, founded in 1919, has recently restructured its operations to capitalize on long term growth opportunities. With an eye to the future Blanchard & Calhoun Insurance and Norton Agency Insurance, a Gainesville Insurance Agency, have merged to become one of the top 100 Insurance Agencies in the nation. The newly combined Agency will maintain individual brands in each of the communities they serve. Under a new Corporate name both Blanchard and Norton have formed a holding company, Legacy Risk Solutions, LLC.
Preston Moss, President of Legacy Risk Solutions, said “By combining the expertise and success of our individual organizations, we continue the legacy we have built while providing for a succession strategy that protects our names, our reputations, and our staff.”
With over 200 employees and combined premiums over $200,000,000, the combined agency will continue to provide solutions for business insurance, personal insurance, and employee benefits on a nationwide scale. Along with the consolidation and merger, the new partnership has partnered with BroadStreet Partners, a nationally ranked insurance brokerage firm, to provide capital for expansion and access to a network of best in class agency leaders, risk management professionals and insurance products.
Moss said “We plan to build a partner driven company and seek out other agencies and individuals who want to be part of our growth strategy. Since 1919 we have built a culture that promotes the development of our people by fostering personal and professional growth. This move helps our succession strategy by providing a pathway for the next generation of agency leaders.”
“Blanchard & Calhoun and Norton have been partners for years in Georgia Agency Partners, a statewide agency think tank. Our agencies have been in lock step together in direction and growth. We have loosely shared ideas and strategies, and now can formally work towards better serving our customers. Our plan is to explore over time the efficiencies and synergies we may find, but we have no urgency to do so. Our brands will continue on in our individual communities but with a common management objective.”
Legacy Risk Solutions has offices in Augusta, Gainesville, Oakwood, Alpharetta, Woodstock, Jasper, Winder, Cleveland, Clarksville, Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Atlanta, Tucker, Kennesaw, Anderson SC, Aiken SC and Charlotte, NC.
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