Polly acquires NY-based independent insurance agency

Polly, an insurance marketplace for the auto retail market, said Wednesday it has acquired Brinckerhoff & Neuville Insurance Group, a New York-based independent agency.

The agency is now operating under the Polly name, and all of its employees have transitioned to the Polly team.

The purchase continues Polly’s strategy of building a network of local independent agencies across the country. With the addition of the Brinckerhoff & Neuville location in Fishkill, N.Y., Polly now has two retail storefronts.

The company plans to have as many as 25 more local agents in other states by the end of next year.

“This acquisition expands our network of resident agents allowing us to provide customers who own several personal assets, such as homes, boats, RVs, etc. with the local knowledge they need to get the best value, coverage and service possible,” Polly co-founder and chief executive officer Travis Fitzgerald said in a news release.

“Our customers have long been able to enjoy the benefits of our best-in-class technology paired with a marketplace of major insurance carriers,” Fitzgerald said. “They now have the advantage of also having a trusted local agent to advocate on their behalf. It’s the unique combination of technology, choice, and knowledgeable agents that makes us the absolute best option for consumers.”

Steve Pogge was the previous owner of Brinckerhoff & Neuville. He is now general manager of Polly’s New York office.

“For more than 50 years, we’ve worked with local customers to protect what matters most to them,” Pogge said in a news release. “I am proud of the service we’ve provided and thrilled about the opportunity to expand those opportunities with Polly.”

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