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Everest, Holdren & PrideMark Insurance Agencies Merge

Santa Ana, CA – Everest Insurance, Holdren Insurance Agency and PrideMark Insurance Agents/Brokers have combined organizations to form PrideMark-Everest Insurance Services. The three agencies now operate from PrideMark’s building located at 1820 E. First St., Suite 500, Santa Ana. The new entity is a member of the Leavitt Group, a support organization for member independent insurance agencies across the United States.

Angelo Maroutsos, Managing Principal, states: “This new affiliation provides us with the necessary tools to better support our existing client base and enhances our ability to differentiate ourselves from the competition. In California, PrideMark-Everest Insurance Services, along with the other Leavitt affiliates, will be a significant force in the marketplace approaching $400 million in written premiums. The volume of premiums and the added experience brought on by the Leavitt Group allows us to secure improved products and resources for our clients.”

The Leavitt Group is a privately held firm with 1200 employees, over 100 offices and premium writings expected to exceed $1.2 billion by year-end 2006.

Everest Insurance Services, founded in 1991, focuses on workers compensation, property, general liability, manufacturing and transportation sectors. Servicing over 400 clients and licensed in 35 states, Everest Insurance Services is a leader in providing commercial insurance solutions.

Holdren Insurance Agency began as McCord & Holdren in 1965. Bill Holdren founded the agency and helped build the organization to 100 employees in California, Washington, and Arizona. Holdren has been in the insurance industry for over 40 years, focusing on residential and commercial contractors, wholesale distributors, manufacturers and commercial property owners.

PrideMark Insurance opened its doors in 1936 as J.E. Wells Company in Los Angeles, changing their name to PrideMark in 1986. PrideMark Insurance, a Leavitt Group company, provides businesses and residents with commercial and personal insurance coverage and risk management services. PrideMark has been a member of the Leavitt Group since 2003.More information about the Leavitt Group can be found at

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