DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — J. Scott Penny, chief acquisitions officer of Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO), and Andrew (Andy) Courchaine, owner of Dealer Specialties Group Corp. (“Dealer Specialties”), today announced that Brown & Brown Dealer Services (“BBDS”) has acquired substantially all of the assets of Dealer Specialties.
Dealer Specialties is an independent sales and service organization providing F&I products and sales support to automotive and powersport dealers primarily in New York state. Following the transaction, Andy Courchaine and the Dealer Specialties operations will become part of BBDS, which operates under the leadership of Mike Neal.
Mike stated, “We are excited to continue growing our BBDS operations with another high-quality, strategic acquisition. Andy’s impressive industry knowledge and strong work ethic have enabled him to create and maintain long-standing relationships with quality dealer customers. Together, we look forward to continuing to grow our presence in New York and beyond.”
Andy stated, “We are extremely pleased to be joining BBDS and believe our customers will benefit immediately from Brown & Brown’s national footprint and strength, as well as the diversity of products and services Brown & Brown offers. BBDS is an industry leader in the F&I space, and we are excited about continuing to meet and exceed the needs of our customers.”
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