Orr Insurance & Investment and Huron Insurance Managers Group Create Regional Brokerage

Stratford, ON: Orr Insurance & Investment (Orr), and Huron Insurance Managers Group (HIMG) have signed a deal that sees seven brokerages uniting under the Orr name. This makes Orr a leading brokerage in the region. Orr is a fourth-generation independent brokerage based in Stratford since 1895, and owned and operated by brothers Jeff and Rick Orr. HIMG is a cluster of six brokerages: Elliott Nixon Insurance Brokers in Blyth, Kleinknecht Insurance Broker in Linwood, Lyons & Mulhern Insurance Brokers in Goderich, Seaforth Insurance Broker in Seaforth, and Sholdice Insurance Brokers in Brussels and Chatham. The transaction was finalized today at all seven locations.
 
“We were looking for an opportunity to grow Orr’s market presence, focusing on the area we live in and support around Stratford. Joining Orr and HIMG takes us from being a successful local brokerage to a leader in the province,” says Rick Orr. “This expansion increases our collective leverage with insurance and investment providers, which will in turn benefit the clients we serve.”
 
According to Jeff Orr, “We saw that HIMG and Orr would be a good fit because of similarities in size, product ranges and emphasis on personal service. We’re especially pleased that the HIMG principals and their staff are staying on as we continue to grow the company together. We’ll have the same great people with even more to offer our customers and their families.”
Wayne Lyons of Lyons & Mulhern in Goderich says, “Like Orr, the HIMG group are all family businesses and visibly involved in our communities. It’s good to know that we have found the right partners to carry on protecting our clients for future generations.”
 
Doug Sholdice of Sholdice Insurance in Brussels says, “We are happy to reassure all the HIMG clients that we spent a great deal of time looking for the right partner that would keep the interests of our clients at heart and maintain the many relationships our staff have built over the years.”

Orr Insurance & Investment is an independent brokerage with offices in Stratford, Blyth, Brussels, Chatham, Goderich, Linwood and Seaforth. As independent brokers, Orr representatives shop for the right products and services from over 60 companies. As a fourth-generation family business founded in 1895, Orr understands both the need to protect loved ones and livelihoods now, and build a foundation for the future.
Contact: Rick Orr, President, 519-271-4340, rorr@orrinsurance.net