August 6, 2015 – J. Smith Lanier & Co., one of the country’s oldest and largest insurance brokerage firms, announced they purchased Bryan Turner, LLC, dba Professional Benefits Consulting in Woodstock, Georgia, effective August 1, 2015.
"Our team is excited about joining J. Smith Lanier & Co. 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 Bryan Turner.
Bryan Turner's team will continue to maintain a local presence at the same location at 3207 S. Cherokee Lane, #430, Woodstock, Georgia.
"J. Smith Lanier & Co. is proud to be associated with Bryan Turner, and we look forward to the combined strength in talent and services that we will provide to the Woodstock area," said J. Smith Lanier & Co. Chairman and CEO, D. Gaines Lanier.
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 largest 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 650 employees in eight divisions and 20 branch offices. J. Smith Lanier & Co. offers commercial and personal lines insurance, employee benefits, surety, and risk control.