|Here's what Agency Owners have
Manning, MPPi, Hazlet, NJ:
When the time came for me to sell my
agency, Bollinger was the right buyer. I had placed some benefits business
with Bollinger, their reputation was solid, and I personally knew their CEO.
So, although I did entertain other offers, I knew that Bollinger was my best
choice. I am very happy with my decision. Bollinger has lived up to my
expectations and I am enjoying the challenges and my coworkers at
Bollinger’s New York office.
Rhonda Linnett Graber
|Rhonda Linnett Graber, The
Linnett Agency, Caldwell, NJ:
We sold our family owned agency to
Bollinger in 2001. At the time, it was a very emotional decision for us but
we knew we needed a change and we wanted to be a part of something bigger.
As it turned out, it was the best decision that we have ever made. Our
customers and our employees have prospered, and I am now running a division
of Bollinger that is much larger than my prior agency. A significant part of
the purchase price for our agency was paid in Bollinger stock which gave us
a vested interest in making sure that we all succeeded. The stock has
appreciated substantially in value, so we made a very good decision in that
respect as well.
|Andrew Marks, MLW Services, Inc., New York
City, NY: We were and still are New York City brokers with a
cultural difference from a New Jersey insurance agency. Yet we have had a
very successful integration and harmonious transition in becoming part of
Bollinger, with Bollinger assuming some of our philosophies while we learned
to do many things “the Bollinger way”. Our employees are well taken care of
and appreciated, our customers have additional resources available to them,
and the result is a significant combined operation in New York which has
become a contributing member of the Bollinger family.
Madara, The Madara Company, Moorestown, NJ: The 2003 sale of our
agency to Bollinger was the start of a new career for my employees and me.
We have upgraded and improved many aspects of our operation and we are doing
a better job for our customers. By combining my agency with other Bollinger
acquisitions, we have created a more vibrant workplace that offers
professional challenges to our employees. We are a true force in southern
New Jersey as a result of our sale to Bollinger.
BK International Insurance Brokers, Greenwich, CT: We negotiated
with Bollinger for over one year in the sale of our agency. It was a big
step for my partners and me, and Bollinger’s patience and flexibility gave
us the confidence that this was the right decision for us. We are now part
of a strong, growing insurance brokerage firm that opens up new
opportunities for us. The sale to Bollinger has added some true excitement
and vitality to our business careers.