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World Insurance Associates LLC Merges with Jersey-based Agency



World Insurance Associates LLC Merges with Professional Insurance Associates, Inc. (PIA) of Carlstadt, NJ

TINTON FALLS, NJ -- World Insurance Associates LLC, a fast-growing independent insurance agency headquartered in Tinton Falls, NJ, merged with Professional Insurance Associates, Inc. (PIA) of Carlstadt, New Jersey on March 1, 2019.

Professional Insurance Associates has been meeting the insurance needs of both commercial and personal lines clients, as well as public entities, for over 60 years. In addition to benefits and financial services, the company also specializes in providing its contractor clients with a full range of contract surety bonding services. With “Professionalism You Can Count On,” the team of insurance, bond, and financial specialists at PIA work diligently to provide the most comprehensive protection plans at the least expensive cost.

PIA President, James V. Gardella, and his team will continue to support their clients from the same location in Carlstadt, New Jersey.

“Professional Insurance Associates adds 32 employees, a great location, and a marquee book of business to the World Insurance Associates organization,” said Rich Eknoian, CEO and co-founder of World Insurance Associates LLC. “That is an extraordinary result for us, and we are delighted to welcome the entire PIA team.”

James V. Gardella stated, “We’re thrilled to partner with World Insurance Associates, knowing they will provide continuity for our business while allowing us the autonomy to manage our client relationships. As a service-oriented agency where our customers come first, this is extremely important to us.”


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