Pearl Companies Announces the Purchase of Nelson Insurance Agency

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Pearl Companies is proud to announce that it has acquired Nelson Insurance Agency, a privately held insurance company based in Peoria, Illinois. Nelson Insurance Agency and Regional Director, Rick Nelson, have integrated into Pearl Insurance, effective March 13, 2015.

Pearl Insurance/Nelson Insurance Agency

Pearl Insurance/Nelson Insurance Agency

We have always prided ourselves in being a nationwide industry-leading provider, and now with Rick’s expertise and local presence, we can take Pearl Insurance to new heights...

With over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, Rick Nelson has joined the Pearl Insurance team as Regional Director of New Business Insurance Sales and Retention. In addition to his prominent local footprint, Rick brings a profound knowledge of Commercial Lines Insurance products.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rick and his business, Nelson Insurance Agency, to the Pearl family of businesses. We have always prided ourselves in being a nationwide industry-leading provider, and now with Rick’s expertise and local presence, we can take Pearl Insurance to new heights and greater serve the insurance needs of individuals within our very own community and beyond,” said Gary Pearl, Chief Executive Officer of Pearl Companies.

This partnership will provide customers with a number of benefits including the ability to leverage Pearl Insurance’s employee benefits expertise, access to additional Life and Health Insurance companies and relationships, and the opportunity to take advantage of additional resources including people and technology. “I am looking forward to giving my clients the backing of a world class organization from Peoria. The current talent, access to markets, and technology solutions that Pearl has built gives us a competitive edge in the marketplace,” said Rick Nelson.

Nelson Insurance Agency will operate under the name of Nelson Insurance Agency, a member of The Pearl Insurance Organization.

Pearl Companies was founded by John (Jack) Pearl in 1954 with Pearl Insurance. Pearl Companies is a privately held, multifaceted organization that, in addition to Pearl Insurance, includes Pearl Specialty Insurance Agency, Pearl Automotive, Pearl Technology, and Pearl Carroll & Associates LLC.

For more information, please contact Calen Foster at 309.679.0311 or calen(dot)foster(at)pearlinsurance(dot)com.

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