Press Release

Applied Underwriters Acquires Blue Ridge Specialty, South Carolina Based Managing General Underwriter Focused on Trucking Related Risks

Jun 3, 2020 12:55 PM ET

iCrowd Newswire – Jun 3, 2020

Applied Underwriters sets Blue Ridge to provide enhanced markets to brokers nationwide

(Omaha, Nebraska … June 2, 2020) … Mr. Steve Menzies, Chairman and CEO, Applied Underwriters, today announced its acquisition of Blue Ridge Specialty Group of Greenfield, South Carolina, a leading MGU for the placement of trucking related risks. Blue Ridge, which has served agents and brokers successfully for several years, will retain its operations in South Carolina; the company will continue to be headed by its principals and co-founders, Mike Gordon and Shane Dennie.

According to Mr. Menzies, the addition of Blue Ridge sets complementary services into combination: “Blue Ridge is a highly successful operation, one that is poised to expand its reach using Applied’s strengths in marketing, underwriting and claims management nationally. We have begun a dramatic expansion in the P/C space to provide the very best in coverages to our growing national brokerage force, and acquisitions such as Blue Ridge are setting the tone for excellence in product development and management. We welcome Messrs. Gordon and Dennie and the professionals at Blue Ridge to the Applied family of companies.”

For further information contact: Jeffrey Silver, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Applied Underwriters, at +1 (402) 342-4900 or at [email protected]

About Applied Underwriters

Applied Underwriters® is a global risk services firm that helps businesses and people manage uncertainty through its business services, insurance, and reinsurance solutions. As a company, Applied Underwriters has been distinguished by its innovative approaches to client care and by its strong financial strength. Applied Underwriters operates throughout the U.S. from its operational headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.

Contact Information:

+1 (402) 342-4900
[email protected]


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