NATICK, Mass.–Eastern Insurance Group LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastern Bank, announced today that it has acquired the operating assets of the John T. Burns Insurance Agency, Inc, a full-service insurance agency located in Newtonville, MA. The transaction is effective August 1, 2022 and marks the 36th acquisition of an independent insurance agency by Eastern Insurance since 2002 and its second this year.
Family owned and operated since 1892, Burns Insurance has been a staple in its community with a reputation for providing customers with quality, personalized service. Steven Oakes, President of Burns Insurance, commented, “We are proud of what we have built in our community offering our customers the best service and welcoming them as part of our family. Now, with more choices to extend to our personal and commercial customers, and with the breadth and historic strength of Eastern Insurance, we will be better equipped to serve those customers in the future.”
“Burns Insurance has been known for their strong customer relationships for over a hundred years. Steve Oakes and Ed Timmerman have worked closely with many long-standing customers who we look forward to welcoming to Eastern Insurance Group,” said Tim Lodge, President and CEO of Eastern Insurance Group LLC.
Source: Eastern Bank
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