High Street Insurance Partners Acquires Ottowa Kent Insurance Agency
~ The West Michigan firm is the sixth partnership for Traverse City firm ~
Traverse City, MI – Sept. 9, 2019 – High Street Insurance Partners (“High Street”) announced today that it has acquired Ottawa Kent Insurance Agency (“Ottawa Kent”), an outsource risk management and independent insurance agency with four offices in West Michigan. This acquisition marks High Street’s sixth acquisition since its founding in August of 2018.
As one of the largest agencies in the Grand Rapids market, Ottawa Kent has operated for more than 40 years, providing insurance solutions to more than 10,000 customers, with offices in Jenison, Sparta, Holland and Byron Center.
“Ottawa Kent has a large and diverse base of customers across a number of industries; including maintenance services, manufacturing and businesses services, and also has deep relationships with many leading insurance companies,” said Scott Wick, Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer of High Street. “This wide range of customers and markets, along with a talented and experienced staff, makes Ottawa Kent a strong addition to the High Street family.”
High Street plans for all Ottawa Kent principals to remain active members of the business and retain their current positions, which will help to ensure that existing customers continue to receive expected and expanded services.
“We are confident that High Street is the right partner to position the combined company for future growth,” said Mike Haverdink, President of Ottawa Kent. “We believe this is the right decision at the right time for our customers and 64 employees. We are excited to have this opportunity to be a part of one of the fastest growing insurance brokerages in the Midwest.”
About High Street Insurance Partners
Headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, High Street Insurance Partners provides specialty business and personal insurance solutions to a wide range of industries. High Street Insurance Partners distinguishes itself through the specialization of its practice groups, leveraging the collective expertise of its partners to provide tailored solutions to its customers. Aligning industry expertise with insurance products and services expertise, it significantly enhances the customer experience and provides agency partners the opportunity to grow and expand with their customer base.
Media Contact: Dave Tuit