Crouse and Associates Acquires Fresno Office from AmWINS

Aug 31, 2010

AmWINS Group, Inc. and Crouse and Associates Insurance Services are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement for Crouse and Associates to acquire AmWINS’ Fresno office effective August 31, 2010. Terms of agreement were not disclosed.

James Drinkwater, President of AmWINS Brokerage said, "AmWINS remains committed to the Fresno market and our clients in the Valley; however, the transaction with Crouse and Associates was a unique opportunity that would mutually benefit Patty and her team, Crouse and Associates, and AmWINS."

Patricia Kuckenbaker will lead the Fresno operation for Crouse and Associates and her team will continue to service their inforce book of business.

"We are excited to have Patty and the Fresno staff join our team. This transaction is perfect for our target retail clients and our company’s expertise. We look forward to this expansion in the Fresno market," said Greg Crouse, President of Crouse and Associates.

About Crouse and Associates Insurance Services

Crouse and Associates Insurance Services is an independent wholesale insurance broker that has been working with regional retailers for over 35 years with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Fresno, Oregon and Atlanta. Crouse and Associates specializes in E&S business, including Casualty, Environmental, Property (DIC), Transportation, Professional and Excess.