SARASOTA, Fla. – Sarasota-based Purmort & Martin Insurance Agency, one of the area’s oldest and largest locally owned insurance agencies, recently acquired Lovinger Insurance in south Tampa.
Located at 3210 South Dale Mabry Highway, Lovinger Insurance is a property and casualty insurance agency that primarily serves Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.
Lovinger Insurance will keep its current name as a DBA, while now operating under Purmort & Martin, and will retain all of its employees, including longtime owner Lynne Lovinger who will stay on as manager of the brand.
“As Purmort & Martin looks to further expand our presence in southwest Florida, Lovinger Insurance was a natural fit for us with its tremendous reputation for excellent customer service in the market and its combination of personal and commercial lines of coverage,” said Russ Bobbitt, president and CEO of Purmort & Martin Insurance Agency and a licensed agent in Florida since 1996.
Lynne Lovinger has over 25 years of experience in the insurance business and has run the Tampa agency for 20 years.
“Property coverage in Florida, including homeowners’ insurance, has been an issue for consumers for some time,” said Bobbitt. “Policyholders need an agent and an advocate who has experience with difficult market cycles. Having Lovinger Insurance as a new partner will help position Purmort & Martin as a market leader throughout the Bay Area as we strive to offer a superior experience to clients with the expertise and longevity to guide people through this challenging period.”
About Purmort & Martin Insurance Agency, LLC
Purmort & Martin Insurance Agency has been a part of the local community since 1959. As one of the area’s oldest and largest locally owned insurance agencies, it employs more than 30 full-time experienced insurance professionals, specializing in personal and commercial lines, life insurance and workers compensation, among others.
Located at 2301 Ringling Blvd. in Sarasota, Purmort & Martin Insurance Agency represents an insurance tradition of over 60 years — with a mission to provide independent business owners and individuals with professional advice on premier insurance products. For more information, call 941-366-7070 or visit www.Purmort.com.
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