Cross Insurance Acquires Maine Agency Sargent, Tyler & West of Bangor, Maine

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Bangor, Maine – July 20, 2016 – Cross Insurance announces the acquisition of one of Maine’s leading insurance agencies – Sargent, Tyler & West, and its Bucksport branch office, the Roland Grindle Insurance Agency.

For nearly 150 years, Sargent, Tyler & West has been providing insurance coverage for individuals and business owners across the State of Maine, providing insurance coverage options for home, auto, boat, motorcycle, business, life and health. 

“The Sargent, Tyler & West office in Bangor is a well-known and long standing agency in the area,” said Alice Dyer, Vice President of Cross Financial Corporation.  “We have enjoyed a great competitive relationship over the years and know the agency very well.  We plan to merge their accounts with our 491 Main Street office within the next several weeks.  The Bucksport office will continue to be managed by Terry Grindle, and remain a separate branch office.” 

“Sargent, Tyler & West exemplifies the philosophy and character attributes championed by Cross Insurance – dedication, diligence, and compassion,” said Royce Cross, CEO of Cross Insurance. “We are thrilled to welcome Sargent, Tyler & West to the Cross Insurance family of agencies, and look forward to a long and productive relationship.”

“We have long been dedicated to providing the best products and services to our clients, and our acquisition by Cross Insurance enables us to continue to do so,” said Michael Shea, President of Sargent, Tyler & West. “This affiliation will enable us to offer additional products and services to our consumer and business clientele.”

Since its founding in 1954, Cross Insurance has grown extensively through the acquisition of more than 110 insurance agencies throughout New England. The company now has more than 750 employees operating out of offices in Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Florida.