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Mitchell J. Pies Insurance Joins Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality

Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality, an affiliate of Leavitt Group, is growing again through the acquisition of Mitchell J. Pies Insurance into their Sturgis, South Dakota-based agency. Leavitt Group is a network of insurance brokers whose collective strength allows members to provide national resources to their clients.

Mitchell J. Pies Insurance is a hospitality-focused insurance agency primarily serving boutique hotels, inns, lodges, and resorts. Mitchell J. Pies, the owner, will continue working remotely from his home in Alaska and will continue to serve his book of business that spans over 38 states.

“Leavitt provides talent and resources that are second to none. Leavitt will be instrumental in getting our agency to the next level,” Mitch Pies, owner of Mitchell J. Pies Insurance, shared.

Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality has years of experience in the insurance industry. They focus on insurance protection for campgrounds, resorts, hotels and motels, bed and breakfasts, bars, restaurants, and many other recreation and hospitality businesses.

“We look forward to Mitch joining us and continuing to work on serving the insurance needs of the hospitality industry,” Hipple said, “He brings a wealth of knowledge, and I look forward to his ongoing partnership.”

For any questions about this new affiliation, please contact Chris Hipple at 605-423-4341 or

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