WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, has merged with Porter & Curtis LLC, a consultative commercial property and casualty insurance broker, effective December 31, 2020. Porter & Curtis represents Heffernan’s first office on the East Coast and its founders, William (Bill) P. Curtis, Jr. and Kenneth (Ken) F. Porter, will continue to lead the operations, located in Media, Pennsylvania.
Founded in 1998, Porter & Curtis LLC is a superior insurance advisory firm, with market-leading expertise in religious organizations and sharing economy companies. Its risk management capabilities, claims advocacy and captive services are sought after and highly valued by clients. Heffernan and Porter & Curtis LLC look forward to combining their respective capabilities and strengths in these and other industries to become the preferred destination for clients across the country.
“Our firm would not have been possible without the support of the late Frank Heffernan, the father of Mike Heffernan,” said Bill Curtis, Jr. and Ken Porter. “Frank believed in our idea for a consultative model characterized by private ownership, transparency, high quality service and real advocacy. In developing our long-term plans it was clear that Heffernan’s ability to support that model is unique among its peers.”
“We are thrilled to have Porter & Curtis, LLC on board and to be able to start working closely with Bill Curtis and Ken Porter,” said Michael Heffernan, President and CEO of Heffernan Insurance Brokers. “Their expertise in large risk management accounts and complicated insurance placements will be a valuable addition to the Heffernan Group. We look forward to seeing them lead the way in expanding our footprint in the Pennsylvania area and beyond.”