(Indianapolis, Ind. – July 1, 2017) ONI Risk Partners (“ONI”), one of the Midwest’s largest independent insurance brokers, will acquire Franklin, IN based Green Owens Insurance (“Green Owens”), a leading privately-owned Indiana agency since 1979. The Green Owens team joins ONI’s 300+ insurance professionals serving business and individual clients throughout Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
“Green Owens has succeeded for 38 years with an unshakable reputation for customer service and support,” said Tom Flynn, ONI President & CEO. “In exploring this partnership with Jim Wise, Connie Hawkins and their team, we saw potential to help them continue their growth with stronger regional and national backing, while building our core business and capitalizing on providing expanded services within specific industry segments, where both firms share expertise.”
“This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic regional and national organization that reflects the same values that made us successful,” agreed Jim Wise, partner and principal agent of Green Owens. “While our clients will continue to work with the account executives and service teams they know and trust, being part of a larger organization will provide access to a fully developed platform of commercial, employee benefits, and personal risk management services.”
“Green Owens is a great agency that blends well with our culture of highly personalized service delivery and we look forward to giving them the resources to do even more,” finished Flynn. “This will be a productive, positive partnership for both our agencies and our customers.”
In partnering with ONI, Green Owens also joins the national platform of Prime Risk Partners (“PRP”). PRP is among the industry’s fastest-growing firms, building a national platform founded with leading regional agencies like ONI and Green Owens that seek expansion through local management and market knowledge with access to the resources of a dynamic national organization.
“We’re pleased that ONI has found a quality partner in Green Owens to further its growth in its region,” said Bret Quigley, Chairman and CEO of Prime Risk Partners. “This partnership exemplifies a key component of our strategy for strong and sustainable growth – bringing together customer focused agencies that can reach the next level by embracing our platform.”
With regional brokerages like ONI and New York / New Jersey based Cook Maran, PRP has seen rapid growth with a deliberate expansion strategy; PRP leapt from 86th to 50th on the Business Insurance ‘Top 100 Business Brokers’ ranking (2015 to 2016) and made a solid debut at 28th on Insurance Journal’s 2016 list of Top 100 Property/Casualty Agencies and 23rd on its list of Top 50 Personal Lines Agencies.
About ONI Risk Partners
Headquartered in Indianapolis with offices across the Midwest, ONI Risk Partners is one of the largest insurance agency operations in the Midwest, insuring thousands of individuals and businesses regionally, nationally and internationally. ONI Risk Partners became part of the Prime Risk Partners family in 2016. Joining Prime Risk Partners allows us to provide our clients with a broader array of services and resources, expanded specialty offerings, greater market access, and the comfort of knowing we have the strength of our thriving national organization supporting us. For more information, please visit www.onirisk.com.
About Green Owens Insurance Agency
Founded in 1979, the Green Owens Insurance Agency has built their reputation as a leading privately owned independent insurance agency headquartered in Franklin, Indiana. The firm’s success relies on an experienced team of professionals, trusted advisory service to clients and a long-standing reputation for conducting business based upon principles of trust, reliability, unbiased service, team, and honor. For more information, please visit www.green-owensins.com.