AssuredPartners Announces Acquisition of Tucker, Johnston & Smelzer, Inc.

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National Insurance Broker Expands in Pennsylvania

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Each agency that joins AssuredPartners has its own philosophy, but the one parameter we are looking for in each is a good partnership

AssuredPartners, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Tucker, Johnston & Smelzer, Inc. dba TJS Insurance Group (TJS) located in Pittsburgh, PA. TJS is a full-service commercial insurance and employee benefits broker with a renowned presence in the Pittsburgh area dating back to 1924. The team of 45 at TJS will continue operations under the leadership of Rich Farrell. TJS reports approximately $7.0 million in revenues.

“At TJS our main objective is to make obtaining insurance as easy as possible. We don’t just offer products, we listen and uncover the needs of our clients,” said TJS President Rich Farrell. “We kept these guiding principles in mind when looking for a national team to join. We truly believe in the partnerships we have created with our clients, and we are looking forward to the new partnership we are entering into with AssuredPartners.”

“Each agency that joins AssuredPartners has its own philosophy, but the one parameter we are looking for in each is a good partnership,” stated Tom Riley, President and COO of AssuredPartners. “TJS is a strategic fit into our existing operations, and we are pleased to have such a great representation in the Pennsylvania marketplace with our newfound partner. We welcome the clients and staff of TJS to AssuredPartners."

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About AssuredPartners, Inc.
Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners, Inc. acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety and MGU’s) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to over $650 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States* with over 180 offices in 30 states, Canada and London. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired more than 160 insurance agencies. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis(at)assuredptr(dot)com, or visit

*As ranked by Business Insurance in the July 18, 2016 edition, featuring the “100 largest brokers of U.S. business.”

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