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St. John’s, Nfld.-based brokerage Cal LeGrow Insurance joins Canadian Broker Network


March 21, 2017   by Canadian Underwriter


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Canada’s network of independent insurance brokers, the Canadian Broker Network (CBN), announced on Tuesday that Cal LeGrow Insurance Ltd., from St. John’s, Newfoundland, has joined the network.

“We are thrilled to have Cal LeGrow join CBN,” Lorie Phair, managing director of CBN, said in a press release. “Their reputation in the Maritimes as professional brokerage operators and industry leaders, who take care of their customers and their community, fits very well with the CBN. Under Jeff LeGrow and Rod Vatcher’s leadership, their firm aligns perfectly with our principles of innovation, collaboration, and independence.”

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Jeff LeGrow, the brokerage’s CEO and chairman, added that they are excited to join the insurance brokerage group. “One of Cal LeGrow’s core values is embracing innovation; this fully aligns with CBN’s drive to enhance best practices and adopt digital technology built around a better customer experience. The Cal LeGrow team is proud to join some of the best brokerage minds in the country and to expand CBN’s reach throughout Atlantic Canada.”

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Cal LeGrow offers home and auto insurance, as well as commercial and financial services, including commercial auto, commercial property, commercial liability, bonding, travel, life and health, and group insurance.

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CBN now includes Cal LeGrow Insurance Limited, Capri Insurance Services, CMW Insurance Services, Lawrie Insurance Group, McLean Hallmark Insurance Group, PBL Insurance, Rogers Insurance, Smith, Petrie, Carr & Scott Insurance, South Western Group and Bullfrog Insurance, the industry’s first digital commercial broker. Together, “the network has outperformed the market on organic growth, writing more than $1 billion in property casualty premiums as well as employee benefits, life and financial services, with over 50 offices across Canada and more than 1,500 employees,” the release said.