Britton Gallagher acquires Wisconsin agency

By | June 25, 2012

Cleveland, Ohio — Britton Gallagher recently announced that the Cleveland-based company has acquired Beckman Insurance Agency of Wisconsin. The acquisition is part of the firm’s strategic growth plan in the amusement industry.

“This purchase clearly demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the industry (amusement),” said Drew Tewksbury, vice president and program manager of Britton Gallagher’s amusement insurance program.

“The Beckman Insurance Agency has been writing amusement facilities for 28 years. We have been well respected and are excited about this new chapter for our insureds. I will continue with the agency for a number of years to come and working closely with Drew Tewksbury (Amusement Industry Resources (A.I.R.) VP/program manager) we will ensure a smooth and effective transition. This new relationship has been in the works for several years, and is working very well. Britton Gallagher and A.I.R. brings size, clout and markets that will benefit all Beckman Insurance Agency clients,” said Mike Beckman, former owner of Beckman Insurance Agency.

Britton Gallagher owns and operates Amusement Insurance Resources (A.I.R.), a specialty insurance program focused on the Amusement Industry. In January 2012, A.I.R. expanded offerings to include products specifically for the FEC market. “This acquisition is right in line with our long term strategic growth plan for the firm,” according to Hal Rindels, senior vice president of marketing, “based upon our client service model, we will continue to be a leader in this industry.”

The business will continue to operate under the name Beckman Insurance Agency through the transition period. “The insurance industry is very relationship-based and we plan to take our time getting to know each client and how we can help them,” said Tewksbury.

Britton Gallagher is a national insurance broker that has been serving the business community since 1942. Amusement Insurance Resources (A.I.R.), a division of Britton Gallagher, is a national specialty insurance program serving the amusement industry.