Tampa, Florida, December 19, 2012 – Baldwin Risk Partners, LLC announced today that it has formed a partnership with Insurance Agencies of The Villages, Inc. Baldwin Risk Partners is the holding company of Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners, LLC, an independent insurance brokerage firm based in Tampa, FL. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 1985, The Insurance Agencies of The Villages offers personal insurance to the residents of The Villages through their 7 offices in and around The Villages. The firm will be rebranded to The Villages Insurance Partners, LLC and will continue their focus on the residents of The Villages while expanding the agency’s capabilities to include commercial risk management, employee benefits and private insurance and risk management.
“Expanding our insurance capabilities for the businesses and residents of The Villages is a natural next step in the evolution of our insurance offerings,” said Mark Morse, CEO of The Villages. “With BKS-Partners, we are bringing additional high quality talent and expertise to complement and expand the resources available to our residents and local businesses.” Lowry Baldwin, founding partner of Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners stated, “We are thrilled to be partnering with The Insurance Agencies of The Villages and look forward to further growing what is fast becoming one of Florida’s top regional insurance brokerage firms.”
Scott Robertson, former President of Sunz Insurance Company, will be leading The Villages Insurance Partners. “The agency team is excited, focused and committed to continuing the excellent service standards of the agency. By joining forces with BKS-Partners we provide our clients with a broader selection of products, services and expertise. It really is a perfect fit.”
About The Villages
Insurance Agency of The Villages is a personal lines agency primarily serving residents of The Villages through its 45 employees located in 7 offices in and around The Villages. The Villages is an active retirement community located in sunny central Florida. Conceived over 50 years ago, Florida’s friendliest hometown has flourished under the guidance of The Morse family, the dedicated employees, and most importantly the folks who call The Villages home.
The Villages purpose always is, and always will be, “To create a retirement community where people’s dreams can come true” and they continue to redefine retirement living by offering the best in homes, lifestyle and amenities for the residents each and every day.
About Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners
Headquartered in Tampa, Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners) is an independent insurance brokerage firm with a passion for delivering measurable results with offices in Naples and Sarasota. They create personalized client relationships that allow them to craft exceptional insurance and employee benefit solutions for businesses and individuals that improve clients’ peace of mind and long-term financial health. BKS-Partners is a proud recipient of the following accolades: 2012 Best Places to Work in Florida, Florida Trend; Top 10 Places to Work in Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Times; listed among Inc. magazine’s 2011 500 | 5000, ranking among the top 50 fastest growing companies in both the insurance industry and in Tampa; participant in the 2012 Worth Leading Advisors Program; finalist, Healthiest Employer Awards in 2011 and 2012 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, and the American Heart Association’s Gold Level Start! Fit Friendly Award. Active in its communities, BKS-Partners is a partner of the Meals on Wheels Adopt a Route program.