North Risk Partners Acquires Trucking Agency in Maple Plain

St. Paul, Minn. – North Risk Partners (NRP) has acquired Commercial Insurance Group, Inc. (CIG), a trucking insurance agency based in Maple Plain, Minn. The deal, which was finalized Oct. 1, grows NRP’s trucking revenue by over 30 percent.

C.O. Brown President Mark Hayford, Dave and Bob Breitner, and North Risk Partners current COO and incoming CEO Chris Meidt.

From left: C.O. Brown President Mark Hayford, Dave and Bob Breitner, and North Risk Partners current COO and incoming CEO Chris Meidt.

Effective immediately, CIG will adopt the name and brand of C.O. Brown, a division of North Risk Partners, and all service requests will be directed to the division’s Rochester-based transportation department. CIG owner Dave Breitner and his brother Bob Breitner have become employees of C.O. Brown.

“Our decision to join a larger organization like North Risk Partners allows us to provide our clients with a wider array of products, services and expertise, including a full-service property and casualty department and access to private third party-provided loss control services,” says Dave Breitner. “We are excited to begin a new chapter with C.O. Brown and the rest of the North Risk Partners network.”

“This deal reflects our commitment to being the go-to insurance partner for trucking operations in the region,” says Chris Meidt, current COO and incoming CEO of North Risk Partners. “Dave and Bob bring with them over 45 years of combined experience in the trucking insurance industry. We’re excited to be adding such great talent to our team.”

About North Risk Partners

North Risk Partners (NRP) is a 150-employee independent insurance brokerage comprised of four core divisions: St. Cloud-based Apollo, Rochester-based C.O. Brown, St. Paul-based Johnson McCann and Thief River Falls-based Thune. We also have multiple satellite locations across the state, including offices in Albany, Alexandria, Baudette, Hastings, Lake City, Mankato, Melrose, Monticello, Red Wing and Roseau. Our advisors deliver customized insurance solutions to businesses and individuals, and act as each client’s strategic partner for reducing risk. In addition, businesses can streamline systems and control cost with NRP’s value added services in the areas of human resources, safety, and wellness. For more information, visit Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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