Arthur J.Gallagher & Co., and international insurance brokerage based in Itasca, said Monday it purchased Peoria-based The Hawk Agency, which specializes in commercial property and casualty, employee benefit, risk management consulting and personal insurance services.
The Hawk Agency will remain in the same location, with Thomas Fliege in charge of his of associates. The operation will be overseen by Michael Pesch, head of Gallagher's Midwest region retail property and casualty brokerage interests.
"The Hawk team is well known for their depth of experience and outstanding client service," Arthur J. Gallagher & Co Chairman, President and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher Jr. said. "Their geographic footprint and niche expertise will help expand our central Illinois presence and will be a terrific addition to our Midwest region. We are extremely pleased to welcome Tom and his colleagues to our growing Gallagher family of professionals."