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HBT Insurance Joins Leavitt Group

Leavitt Group is pleased to announce that HBT Insurance will affiliate with the group and merge with Leavitt Group Northwest effective April 1, 2018. Leavitt Group is a network of insurance brokers whose collective strength allows members to provide national insurance products and risk management resources to their clients.

HBT’s Bill Cowart and Bob Klontz will join Leavitt Group Northwest’s shareholder team of Jeff Olsen, Dan Olson, and Don Whitfield. With this merger, the combined agency will serve the insurance needs of Washington and surrounding states from their Auburn, Everett, Oak Harbor, and University Place locations.

“Leavitt Group shares the same guiding principles of building strong relationships, respect, and trust that have been integral to our organization’s success,” said Cowart. “We are thrilled to be part of the organization.”

“Our decision to move forward with the merger is based on the long-term integrity of both agencies,” said Klontz. “Our intention is to create the best possible environment for our employees while adding value for our customers.”

Located in Auburn, Washington, HBT Insurance has been serving their local community for more than 75 years. Cowart oversees daily operations and marketing while working to create a community centered insurance business dedicated to its customers. Klontz focuses his attention on coverage analysis, risk management, and placement of all lines of commercial and personal insurance.

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