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McDougall merges with Barrie, Ontario brokerage


January 9, 2019   by Greg Meckbach


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McDougall Insurance Brokers of Belleville, Ont. announced Tuesday it has merged with Barrie-based Dusome Insurance Brokers.

The combined firm has 34 offices, including Kingston, Peterborough, Deep River, Pembroke, Orillia, Trenton, Cornwall and Oshawa.

Dusome’s 11 employees will join McDougall as a result of the merger. Dusome president said the merger will “provide insurance solutions not previously available” to Dusome.

McDougall says the merger improves its reach in Central Ontario.

In late 2017 McDougall announced a merger with Worden Insurance & Financial Services of Oshawa.

Earlier in 2017, McDougall announced it had merged with Peterborough, -based Monkman Insurance and with Midland-based Mink Insurance Services.

McDougall places home and auto insurance as well as coverage for boats, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, snowmobiles and cottages.

The brokerage also places surety bonds as well as several commercial coverage including auto, cyber, professional liability, pollution, equipment breakdown, directors and officers and errors and omissions.

McDougall merged with in 2015 with Upper Canada Commercial Insurance Group, which has offices in Kingston, Brockville and Cornwall.