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American Trust Insurance, LLC Purchases Hawley Insurance Services

ATI looks forward to extending Hawley’s legacy

(HURON, SD, January 4, 2021) American Trust Insurance (ATI) announced today that has acquired Hawley Insurance Services in Brookings, SD. The official announcement was made by Owner/CEO, Preston Steele. The move to acquire Hawley Insurance Services started in late 2019 and ATI will assume ownership on January 1, 2021.

“We are very excited about serving the Brookings market and the exceptional customer base that Spencer Hawley and his team have built strong, long-standing relationships with,” said Preston Steele, Owner/CEO. “I know that by adding Brookings to our ATI footprint we will continue to be the leading, local insurance agency across South Dakota and beyond.”

Spencer Hawley joined family-owned Hawley Insurance Services in 1977 and purchased Hawley Insurance Services in 1989. The focus of Hawley Insurance Services and Hawley’s team has been to provide the best possible service to their clients.

“Throughout my 43+ years in the insurance industry it has been my goal to build individual relationships with clients and leave a legacy of exceptional service, trust and knowledge. Integrity is our most valuable asset and I know my team believes it is the foundation of our success,” said Hawley. “ATI embodies the same commitment to serving their customers’ needs just as we always have.”

The acquisition of Hawley Insurance Services fits into American Trust Insurance’s strategy to utilize combined experience, reputation, and industry relationships to grow and expand. By purchasing Hawley Insurance Services, over 115 years of combined experience will be added to the already strong 800+ years represented by the existing ATI team as the current Hawley staff will remain. In combining these two entities, ATI will have the capacity to expand it’s reach, while also staying true to the mission of providing trusted local advice and the best quality and value possible. ATI will assume the same office location at 100 Main Ave, Brookings, SD.

“This opportunity allows us to expand our market reach along the I-29 and Hwy 14 corridors to bridge the gap between our locations in Watertown, Sioux Falls and De Smet, Brookings,” said Steele. “Brookings is a thriving community that offers ATI the commercial and agricultural infrastructure that fits seamlessly into our insurance market reach.”

American Trust Insurance was established in 2004 with the vision to provide South Dakota insurance customers with an independent, South Dakota owned insurance agency.