OSHAWA, ON. (January 25, 2019) – Roughley Insurance Brokers and Petley Hare Limited announce they have entered into a strategic partnership to form The Roughley & Hare Insurance Group.
Both businesses are long established within the Durham Region community and look forward to further strengthening those roots and expanding to meet the needs of the modern insurance customer. This announcement comes on the heels of unprecedented change and consolidation in the insurance industry and will secure a stable footprint for the two organizations as they position themselves for a promising future.
“This partnership is born out of the mutual respect and camaraderie between our two firms.” said Jim Roughley, Partner, Roughley Insurance Brokers. “We embrace the same principles of great customer service, meaningful relationships, making a difference in our community and creating a vibrant and dynamic culture for our teams.”
“Strategically, the merger of the firms makes sense.” said Grant Musselman, Partner, Roughley Insurance Brokers. “I’m very optimistic about this new relationship and look forward to many new opportunities that will allow us to better serve our customers in the Durham Region and beyond.”
The two firms have a strong alignment in organizational structure, insurance company partners, and technology. Both businesses will maintain their existing locations and continue to serve clients under their existing brands for the immediate future.
“As friends for many years, starting this new chapter as strategic partners is exciting.” said Dave Hare, Partner, Petley-Hare Limited. “As a combined organization, I’m looking forward to leveraging each other’s expertise and innovating both in our physical locations and online.”
“We’re taking our time to ensure a smooth transition, however, we’re very enthusiastic about the talent we’re bringing together.” said Adam Hare, Partner, Petley-Hare Limited. “I can’t wait to see our newly combined teams working together to reach new heights. I strongly believe that together, we’ll be working amongst some of the best in the business.”
“We’re committed to our insurance partners and look forward to working with them in the weeks ahead to develop new and innovative approaches for our combined business.” Said Ashley Holmes, Partner, Roughley Insurance Brokers.
Collectively the two companies will employ over 85 people in six offices in Oshawa, Bowmanville, Pickering and Port Perry, providing Personal, Commercial, Life, Health and Group Insurance to their customers.