Hub International Limited announced today that it has acquired the shares of Sander A. Kessler & Associates, Inc.(Kessler), a Santa Monica, California-based insurance brokerage firm. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.In connection with this acquisition, Kessler will become part of the Los Angeles, California operations of Hub International Insurance Services Inc. (HubCalifornia). Steve Kessler, Ken Kessler, Joel Davidowski and Lucille Shalometh, Principals of Kessler, will join Hub California and report to William Roeder, Sr., Executive Vice President of Hub California.
Founded in 1956, Kessler is one of the largest, independent full-service insurance agencies in California. This transaction will significantly expand Hub California’s presence in the Los Angeles area. Kessler currently arranges insurance programs for a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, seafood, meat processing, security guards, recycling, and the solar industry. They are well-known for placing workers’ compensation risks,among other lines of coverage, for these industries.
Kirk Christ, President, Hub California, commented that “Kessler is a highly regarded firm that will help us further our growth in the Los Angeles area. Kessler's impressive history and staff make them a great fit for our operations. Their specific focus and emphasis in workers'compensation, employee benefits and health care aligns them well with our xisting practice groups and will bring tremendous value to Hub. We look forward to working with the Kessler team and continuing to serve their clients with quality coverage and service.”
Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Hub International Limited is a leading North American insurance brokerage that provides a broad array of property and casualty, reinsurance, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services through offices located in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.hubinternational.com.