The merger of Brouwer Claims Canada & Co. with McLarens Canada is a “natural step”, says Brouwer chairman and CEO Jacob Brouwer. The two adjusting firms have signed an agreement in principle to merge, creating a national firm with 75 locations. The two firms will be able to share their individual strengths, notes Brouwer. McLarens is focused on specialty p&c adjusting, as well as marine survey work, while Brouwer is a general adjuster with a strong presence in B.C., Alberta and Quebec. “We think it will be good for our employees to be part of a firm that is very well represented across the country good for both theirs and ours. It makes us competitive throughout the country,” says Brouwer of the decision to merge.