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Insurance groups announce merger
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Forsyth County News

PointeNorth Insurance Group has merged with Taylor, Turner & Hartsfield Insurance, which has offices in Cumming and Dawsonville.

Effective this month, the company is operating as PointeNorth Insurance Group.

According to the company, the merger is the second transaction of the quarter for PointeNorth and continues the agency’s strategy of seeking like-minded partners with complementary offerings.

Along with some 4,300 households and business clients, Taylor, Turner & Hartsfield brings additional locations in Cumming and Dawsonville.

Established in 1988, the agency has brought a depth of insurance and financial services expertise in its community-based approach to its clients.

Dwight L. Taylor, president of Taylor, Turner & Hartsfield, hailed the merger as appropriate for both companies.

“We share the philosophy of being trusted consultants to our clients,” he said in a statement. “Our combined talents and continued commitment to being a locally-owned, community-oriented agency make us a formidable presence in Georgia and the Southeast.”

Taylor will continue as a shareholder and serve as senior vice president of PointeNorth with a focus on business development. Mark Verbeke, another Taylor, Turner & Hartsfield principal, will also serve as a vice president.

“With Taylor, Turner & Hartsfield’s community-based approach to serving its constituency, we continue to expand our presence in Georgia, while reinforcing what differentiates us from our peers,” said PointeNorth CEO Bill Skeeles in a statement.

Taylor, Turner & Hartsfield will continue its operation in Cumming and Dawsonville, while PointeNorth will combine its current Alpharetta location with the Cumming office in later May.

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