One of The Largest Agencies in Southwest Washington Joins Global Network of Independent Employee Advisory Firms
United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to welcome GHB Insurance, Inc. as its newest Partner Firm. Headquartered in Olympia, Washington, since 1927, GHB Insurance has seen its largest growth over the past 10 years, expanding its sales division to serve all of Western Washington. With a current staff of more than 20 employees, GHB Insurance is now one of the largest brokerage firms south of Tacoma and was voted Washington’s “Best of South Sound” insurance agency in 2015.
“We see this new partnership as a way to enhance the benefits of working with a local advisor while having the resources of a national organization,” said Ron Bruchet, president and owner of GHB Insurance. “Providing our clients with the best expertise and options available is our number one mission. UBA will provide resources and innovation that will magnify what we offer to those who trust us.”
GHB Insurance employs a variety of skilled people on their team, but all have one common denominator – an absolute passion for helping their clients understand insurance. They are all self-proclaimed “insurance junkies.” Ultimately, their passion, drive, and tenacity for always working on their clients’ behalf is what has made GHB Insurance so successful.
“With almost nine decades of leadership in the insurance industry and a staff of highly-dedicated, team-oriented employees, I am happy to welcome GHB Insurance to UBA,” says UBA CEO Les McPhearson. “Their growth over the past few years, combined with their long-standing service to their clients and the community at large, make them an ideal fit with our organization and I look forward to the mutual benefit of our shared ideas and practices.”
As the newest Partner Firm of UBA, GHB Insurance, Inc. joins a network of employee benefits advisory firms that serve employers of all sizes across the United States, Canada, and Europe. As a combined group, UBA’s annual employee benefit revenues rank it among the top five employee benefit advisory organizations in the U.S.
About GHB Insurance, Inc.
Griffith, Hunt and Burwell was founded in Olympia, Washington, in 1927, offering Property/Casualty coverage to the marketplace. In the 1950s, the company shortened its name to GHB Insurance. Bill Perkins purchased GHB in 1992, expanding the service offerings to include Employee Benefits and Individual Medical. Ron Bruchet joined the organization in 2001, became President in 2007, and ultimately acquired the company in 2009. GHB Insurance is not only committed to its clients, but also to the community, supporting such organizations as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Thurston County Chamber of Commerce, Boys and Girls Club, Leadership Thurston County, Economic Development Council, Olympia Youth Choir, and the YMCA. For more information, visit www.ghbinsurance.com.
About United Benefit Advisors®
United Benefit Advisors® (UBA) is the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization with more than 200 offices throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. UBA empowers more than 2,000 Partners to both maintain their individuality and pool their expertise, insight, and market presence to provide best-in-class services and solutions. Employers, advisors and industry-related organizations interested in obtaining powerful results from the shared wisdom of our Partners should visit www.UBAbenefits.com.