Cornerstone Insurance Brokers Ltd. Purchases Hartwell Thayer Insurance and Financial Services Limited

Woodbridge, ON (Oct. 1, 2014) – Cornerstone Insurance Brokers Ltd. is pleased to announce the purchase of Aurora-based Hartwell Thayer Insurance and Financial Services Limited.

The transaction, which closed end of business day on September 30, 2014, brings together two exceptional brokerages. “We share a common vision for delivering consistent, personalized service to our clients. I know that the Hartwell Thayer brokerage – our clients and our team will be in great hands with Cornerstone,” commented Barb Hartwell, President of Hartwell Thayer.

The Aurora brokerage located on Orchard Height Blvd. will complement Cornerstone’s existing locations in Woodbridge, Markham and Barrie. Wendy DaSilva, CEO of Cornerstone added, “We are very pleased with the acquisition, as Hartwell Thayer is an excellent fit for Cornerstone. Our approach to business is very similar we are looking to expand our foot print in the marketplace and this acquisition positions us well in a thriving community.

The Aurora office will become the fourth location for Cornerstone.

“It was clear from the onset that Hartwell Thayer shared our dedication to an enhanced customer experience,” said Peter DaSilva, President of Cornerstone. “We look forward to the harmonization of both teams as we continue to expand and grow.”

About Cornerstone

Cornerstone Insurance Brokers is a multi-line full service privately owned brokerage. Headquartered in Woodbridge, Ontario, Cornerstone constructs best of class solutions for small, medium, and large corporations. The company provides home, auto, and commercial insurance as well as Life and Group Benefits to clients, and specializes in farm and equine insurance.

About Hartwell Thayer

Incorporated in 1988, Hartwell Thayer Insurance and Financial Services Limited has established itself as an independently owned brokerage recognizing the value of personal relationships. Hartwell Thayer provides home, auto and commercial insurance to a respected customer base.

SOURCE: Cornerstone Insurance Brokers Ltd.