Affiliation, Press Releases

The Needham Group Joins Leavitt Group and Adopts New Name, building on national strength supported by local North Carolina expertise

Welcome Needham Insurance

The Needham Group, a Greensboro, North Carolina-based insurance agency, is pleased to announce they have affiliated with Leavitt Group. Leavitt Group is a network of insurance brokers whose collective national strength allows members to provide a broader array of resources to their clients.

Along with this affiliation, the agency is changing their name to Leavitt Group Piedmont to reflect their partnership with Leavitt while still representing their local roots and presence. The result – an agency that provides local expertise North Carolinians want and need with the power and resources of a national network.

Richard Needham, founder of The Needham Group, shared, “Partnering with Leavitt Group is how we will continue to offer our clients the best products and service available in the insurance industry. Now, maybe more than ever, protecting their assets – their automobiles, homes, business, and their lives – is vitally important. We take very seriously the trust our clients place in our agency, and as Leavitt Piedmont Insurance, will continue to be there for them.”

The Needham Group was founded in 1991 by Richard Needham and has since grown to include five locations spread amongst Greensboro and Hickory in North Carolina as well as Lawrenceville, Georgia. They strive to serve their clients by using their collective experience, education, and knowledge of the industry. Their new name, Leavitt Group Piedmont, will be effective immediately. The agency staff, all locations, and contact information remain the same.

As a Leavitt Group agency, their ability to serve North Carolinians will only grow. They maintain the flexibility of a locally owned agency while gaining the national power and over 70 years of experience that Leavitt Group brings.

If any questions arise regarding this new affiliation, please contact Mary Needham at

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