We are thrilled to announce that effective August 31, 2023, CMR Insurance has officially acquired Chatsworth Insurance Brokers!
This strategic move marks a significant milestone in our commitment to enhancing our capabilities and expanding our reach. This merger brings together two highly compatible firms, combining decades of experience, expertise and a dedication to providing excellent customer service.
With the combined expertise and resources of both teams, we are poised to deliver even greater value and a wider range of options to our valued clients. Our dedicated professionals will continue to work diligently to ensure seamless integration and a smooth transition for all current Chatsworth Insurance clients.
As a part of this acquisition, Chatsworth Insurance will continue to operate their office under a joint Chatsworth Insurance/CMR Insurance brand. Over time, there will be a gradual transition with Chatsworth Insurance eventually operating completely under the CMR Insurance brand.
This partnership follows months of discussions and planning between Chatsworth Insurance and CMR Insurance. Our organizations share the same principles and both parties bring unique skills to the table that will be mutually beneficial to all of our clients. Above all else, our strength lies in our shared commitment to the communities we live and do business in.
What does this mean for you?
For clients of Chatsworth Insurance you can rest assured it will be business as usual. Scott Grahlman, along with his knowledgeable staff will continue to operate Chatsworth Insurance and provide the same great service and advice to clients as they have been accustomed to. Through this strategic partnership there will also be new advantages for clients of Chatsworth Insurance including access to more insurance companies and products.
For clients of CMR Insurance, it will also continue to be business as usual. At CMR, we are keenly interested in building a truly independent insurance brokerage that is going to last well into the future and this partnership with Chatsworth Insurance allows us to expand our commitment to better serving a broader geographic area. As always, it is our goal to continually improve the customer experience and we believe that this partnership is a step in the right direction.
History of Chatsworth Insurance Brokers
Chatsworth Insurance has been proudly providing the people of Grey-Bruce and beyond with quality insurance products and expert service for over 50 years. Notable highlights include the following:
– Founded in 1972 when Doug Grahlman purchased Al Casselman Insurance.
– In 2000, they expanded operations with the purchase of Davis & McLay Insurance Brokers located in Ferndale.
– In 2003, Chatsworth Insurance acquired Walker Bumstead’s Property and Casualty Insurance, and opened their first office on Owen Sound’s West Hill.