Specialty insurance brokerage and risk management firm, Risk Strategies, has acquired Fournier Group, a full-service commercial and personal lines retail insurance agency.
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the firm is led by its President, Greg Kuhns who has helped the company build a regional reputation as an expert in the restaurant and hospitality industries.
In 2018, Fournier Group acquired Aircraft & Marine, a well-established aviation insurance agency located in Washington State. It acquired Casswood Insurance Agency in 2019, adding expertise in entertainment insurance as well as New York and California operations.
John Scroope, Risk Strategies’ National Director of Retail Operations said: “We believe culture and expertise are equally important for success. With Fournier Group, we see terrific people who are smart, dedicated, and caring, with deep expertise that will add to key existing practices, while adding valuable new depth and knowledge in others.”
Kuhns commented: “In seeking the right partner to perpetuate our business and founding vision, Risk Strategies’ specialist approach and collaborative focus really stood out.
“Risk Strategies had the expertise-focus we wanted, but we were equally impressed with the quality of the people and inclusive, collaborative culture we encountered at every level of the organisation.”