We are pleased to announce that effective December 31, 2012, J.L. von Arx and Associates
and Cochrane & Company are now officially operating as one. Our combination
unites two market leaders in multiline insurance solutions, and enhances Cochrane
& Company's agency footprint.
Cochrane & Company is uniquely positioned to provide our retail insurance partners
with the most comprehensive set of insurance solutions available. The resulting
footprint will include new agents for Cochrane & Company, as well as new products
and markets for von Arx customers. The combined company will operate under the name
Cochrane & Company and will be headquartered in Spokane, WA. J.L. von Arx and
Associates employees will be relocating to Cochrane & Company's current Southern
California office in the Tustin Center building. What does this mean for you?
Our goal is to continue delivering innovative, high-quality service in our current
and expanded footprint. To accomplish this, we will adhere to the established technology
roadmap, as well as proven underwriting strength while simultaneously exploring
opportunities to provide you with additional value in new areas and products.
- A broader and deeper range of products and markets to meet your business needs
- A commitment to cutting edge technology solutions
- Greater support and resources
- A financially strong and conservative partner with a long-term strategy for growth
- Marketing, accounting and IT support teams that can be reached at: 1.800.441.4535
Although Cochrane & Company and J.L. von Arx and Associates have separate histories,
we share a common objective: to ensure retail customer satisfaction while adhering
to our insurance company guidelines. We remain dedicated to this objective now that
we operate as one. Your existing underwriting and service contacts remain unchanged,
however please note their updated information:
Cochrane & Company, established in
1960, is a family owned and operated surplus lines wholesaler that is currently
working with 1,700 retailer customers in the 14 western states, providing insurance
solutions for Property and Casualty binding business, large commercial Brokerage
business, Transportation including long-haul truck, Personal Lines, Garage, Programs,
Surety and Professional Liability. The depth of our resources and the breadth of
our reach are now stronger than ever. We take great pride in our reputation as a
company with whom it is easy to do business.
Rest assured that the company consolidation will be seamless, with no disruption
to our customer service. We will continue to update you on our progress. We
will be offering webcasts to explain our technology as well as our expanded product
and market offerings. Look for your email invitation within the next few weeks. We
will continue working hard to earn your business and we want to personally thank
you for your loyalty and support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate
to contact us directly.
President of Cochrane & Company
John L. von Arx,
President of J.L. von Arx & Associates
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