Published On: Mon, Sep 21st, 2020

Arthur J. Gallagher acquires Merriam Agency

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Global insurance brokerage Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Charles W. Merriam & Son, doing business as The Merriam Agency, for an undisclosed price.

Established in 1895, Merriam Agency is a full-service insurance agency with offices in upstate New York and Colorado Springs.

The team of Merriam Agency is said to provide a full variety of commercial, personal lines, and employee benefits coverages and services. It specializes in catering to nonprofit and social service clients across the US.

Brian Merriam and his team will operate under Patrick Kennedy, who is the head of Arthur J. Gallagher’s Northeast region retail property/casualty brokerage operations.

Arthur J. Gallagher acquires Merriam Agency

Arthur J. Gallagher acquires Merriam Agency

J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr. – Chairman, President, and CEO of Arthur J. Gallagher said: “The Merriam Agency has been serving the nonprofit community for 125 years! Their deep expertise and long-standing relationships in that market will complement and expand Gallagher’s existing strengths.

“We are very pleased to welcome Brian and his associates to our growing, global team.”

Recently, Arthur J. Gallagher acquired Erin P. Collins & Associates (ECA), an employee benefits and workplace wellbeing consultant based in Kingman, Arizona.

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