Comox, BC (Oct. 10, 2023) – Allwest Insurance and Waypoint Insurance Inc., leading insurance brokerages in BC will be merging effective November 1, 2023. Moving forward, both companies will be operating under the Waypoint name. This integration will combine the strengths and expertise of both companies to provide even better insurance solutions to clients across British Columbia.
In business for 50 years, Allwest has five locations across Vancouver, including Burnaby and Langley. With a strong presence and deep relationships in the Vancouver area, the company is known for its team’s high level of professional, local touch service. Having built its reputation as the leader in auto insurance and leasing for high-end dealerships, Allwest’s expertise also spans home insurance, particularly among high-net worth clientele across Lower Mainland, as well as best-in-class commercial solutions for small-to medium-sized businesses.
Waypoint has been based in British Columbia for more than 150 years, with over 20 locations across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, Waypoint is a leading insurance and risk management brokerage firm dedicated to providing expert advice and tailored solutions to businesses, personal and Auto clients across Canada.
The decision to partner was driven by the shared values and commitment to excellence between the two organizations. Waypoint brings a wealth of experience and national relationships, allowing Allwest to access new markets, negotiate preferred arrangements, and leverage additional resources in both the Personal Lines and Commercial Lines sectors.
Clients of Allwest and Waypoint can rest assured that their insurance policies and coverage will remain intact, with no disruptions to their service or support. The account teams and service personnel they are familiar with will continue to provide the same high level of personalized service and expertise.
James Beaulieu, COO of Allwest, expressed his confidence in the partnership, stating, “We believe that by joining forces with Waypoint, we can further elevate our ability to meet and exceed client expectations. This partnership aligns with our commitment to providing innovative solutions and superior client service.”
Tony Hayes, CEO of Waypoint, shared his enthusiasm about the partnership, saying, “We are excited to welcome Allwest to the Waypoint family. Together, we will bring the best of both organizations to deliver enhanced solutions and unrivaled expertise to our clients.”
Allwest and Waypoint have been working closely together over the past year to integrate operations, leverage shared resources, and deliver seamless service to their clients. This partnership represents a significant milestone in the British Columbia insurance market, and both companies are eager to embark on this new chapter together.
About Allwest Insurance
For over 50 years Allwest Insurance has been delivering exceptional insurance experiences across British Columbia. Known for their new car insurance programs, Allwest Insurance is your local insurer, for everything from auto to home, to business and recreational vehicles. With a client-first approach, the Allwest team is there when and where you need it – at the dealership, at their branches, or at your door.
About Waypoint Insurance
Founded over 150 years ago on Vancouver Island, Waypoint Insurance is a leading insurance brokerage, specializing in providing comprehensive insurance risk management solutions to businesses and individuals. Community remains at the heart of Waypoint’s organization, in the last ten years, Waypoint Insurance has donated more than a half-a-million dollars to over 100 community initiatives.
Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Navacord is one of Canada’s top four commercial insurance brokerages. With $3 billion in premiums, Navacord stands as a leader in group insurance and risk management solutions. From commercial and personal insurance to surety, employee benefits and retirement consulting, Navacord leverages national strength and resources with the local-touch service of industry-specialized Navacord Broker Partners to deliver the trusted advice, expertise and custom insurance solutions clients need to face the future with confidence.
With a unique ownership model and value proposition, Navacord is the preferred partner for entrepreneurial insurance brokerages seeking to grow as a part of something bigger, while maintaining their distinct identity and culture. For more information, please visit navacord.com.
SOURCE: NavacordTags: merger, Navacord, Waypoint Insurance