J. Smith Lanier & Co. Acquired Weigle Insurance Group of North Augusta, SC

January 1, 2015 – J. Smith Lanier & Co. headquartered in West Point, Georgia, completed an agreement to acquire the Weigle Insurance Group of North Augusta, South Carolina, effective January 1, 2015.

The offices of Weigle Insurance Group will be moving into the J. Smith Lanier & Co. office located at 2601 Commons Boulevard, Augusta, Georgia.

“We are very pleased to be combining our organization with the Weigle Insurance Group and the strength it offers our customers. Thank you for your support and business and we look forward to continuing to service your insurance needs,” said J. Smith Lanier & Co, CEO and Chairman, D. Gaines Lanier.

"Everyone at Weigle Insurance Group is excited about joining the J. Smith Lanier & Co. team. Both companies have a long tradition of excellence in customer service and we believe the combination will allow us to provide even greater value to our customers," said Weigle Insurance Group President, Jay Weigle.

Founded in 1868, J. Smith Lanier & Co. is one of the country’s oldest and most respected insurance brokerage firms. Founded on the principles of service, they have grown throughout the years to become the largest independent insurance broker in the Southeast. J. Smith Lanier & Co. has excellent relationships with many insurance carriers, which means we have the strength to provide the best coverages, at the best price, and with the same conveniences you have experienced in the past.

J. Smith Lanier & Co., headquartered in West Point, Georgia, is an employee-owned company that was founded in 1868 and has become one of the oldest and most respected privately owned insurance brokers in the United States. Since 1868, the company has grown from a three-employee local agency to a major regional firm employing over 575 employees in 5 states and 18 offices. J. Smith Lanier & Co. offers commercial and personal lines insurance, employee benefits, surety, aviation and risk control.

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