Exchange Underwriters Joins World Insurance Associates

Iselin, NJ, Dec. 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- World Insurance Associates LLC (“World”), a Top 50 Insurance Brokerage, announced today that it acquired the business of Exchange Underwriters, Inc. of Washington, PA on December 1, 2023.

Exchange Underwriters was started by Blair C. Ferguson in 1952 in Canonsburg, PA, and provided personal and commercial lines insurance exclusively in the Washington County area. In 1992, Richard Boyer, the current President, assumed ownership and the agency expanded into the Tri-State Area and throughout the entire United States. In 2014 Community Bank purchased Exchange Underwriters, enabling the agency to broaden its marketing efforts and provide a platform for future growth. In 2018 the agency relocated to Washington, PA and merged with Beynon Insurance Agency to become one of the largest insurance agencies in the Pittsburgh region.

“We are excited about the opportunity to join World Insurance,” says Richard Boyer, President, Exchange Underwriters. “We are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and attention, with the same dedicated team of local professionals. As part of World, we can offer our customers additional products and services.”

“On behalf of the World family, I would like to welcome Exchange Underwriters” says Rich Eknoian, CEO and Co-Founder of World. “They have an excellent reputation of providing their clients with exceptional service, and I know they will continue to be successful as part of World.”

Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla provided legal counsel and MarshBerry advised World on the transaction. Luse Gorman and Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett provided legal counsel and Dowling Hales advised Exchange Underwriters on the transaction. No other advisors, diligence firms or legal counsel were disclosed.

About World Insurance Associates LLC
World Insurance Associates LLC (World) is headquartered in Iselin, N.J., and is a nationally ranked, full-service insurance organization providing individuals and businesses with top products and services across personal and commercial insurance, employee and executive benefits, retirement and financial services and human capital management solutions. Since its founding in 2011, World has completed over 200 acquisitions and serves its customers from more than 250 offices across the United States. World is ranked #28 on the 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business list by Business Insurance, ranked #3 on the Fastest Growing Brokers list by Business Insurance, ranked #3 on the Fastest Growing Benefits Brokers list by Business Insurance, ranked #15 on the Top 100 P&C Agencies by Insurance Journal, ranked #19 on the Top 50 Personal Lines Agencies and ranked #19 on the Top 50 Commercial Lines Agencies by Insurance Journal. For more information, please visit

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