Arthur J. Gallagher Buys Marchetti, Robertson & Brickell Insurance and Bonding Agency

Illinois-based Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Marchetti, Robertson & Brickell Insurance and Bonding Agency Inc., with offices in Ridgeland, Mississippi, and Kansas City, Missouri. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1953, Marchetti, Robertson & Brickell is a retail property/casualty broker, and employee benefits consultant/broker, serving clients throughout the United States, […]

Auction House performance continues to outstrip last year

Following another successful selling month in May with 319 lots sold, Auction House has continued its strong performance in 2018, with cumulative results more than 6% ahead (6.26%) of 2017. This brings the group’s results since the start of the year to 1,358 lots sold from 1,830 offered – a success rate of 74% – […]

Alliant Employee Benefits Hires Kristofak in Virginia

Alliant Employee Benefits has hired Bob Kristofak. Kristofak is from the Richmond, Va.-area and will serve as Alliant Employee Benefits’ new senior vice president, working with a portfolio of clients to provide strategic employee benefits that reduce spending, increase performance and support long-term growth. As a 30-year healthcare and employee benefits veteran, he has worked […]

Housing starts rise to decade high while permits decline

New-home construction rose more than projected in May to the fastest pace in more than a decade while permits cooled for a second month, indicating mixed progress in the supply-constrained housing market, government figures showed Tuesday. Residential starts rose 5% to a 1.35 million annualized rate (the estimate was 1.31 million), the highest since July […]