AssuredPartners of Ohio Acquires Dwyer Franchise Insurance International, Inc.

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Ohio-based insurance agency joins Dawson Companies, an AssuredPartners company.


We are excited to welcome the talented and knowledgeable Dwyer team to our Dawson Companies family.

AssuredPartners of Ohio, through its Dawson Companies platform has completed the acquisition of Dwyer Franchise Insurance International, Inc. Dwyer is a division of Luce, Smith & Scott, Inc., and provides insurance programs for the franchise industry. The Cleveland-based agency offers insurance solutions and risk management counseling for the service, retail and wholesale, auto, and professional segments of the franchise business industry.

“Since 1992, our division has worked to develop comprehensive insurance and risk management programs for our clients in the franchise industry,” said Janice Dwyer, President of Dwyer Franchise Insurance International, Inc. “As part of Dawson Companies, we will continue to develop cost-competitive group franchise insurance programs by tapping into the many resources offered by AssuredPartners.”

“Dwyer is known for their thoroughness in identifying the diverse exposures and risks faced by their franchise clients, and for how they address those risks with well-researched and creative insurance programs,” said Mike Sherman, CEO of AssuredPartners of Ohio. “We are excited to welcome the talented and knowledgeable Dwyer team to our Dawson Companies family.”

Dwyer Franchise Insurance International, Inc. will move into the Dawson Companies Cleveland office, under the leadership of the Dawson management team headed by Mike Sherman, Kyp Ross and Mark Coleman. For more information about Dwyer Franchise Insurance International Inc., please visit: Luce, Smith & Scott, Inc. Franchise Business Insurance.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $250 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 81 offices in 13 states and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis(at)assuredptr(dot)com, or visit

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