SOURCE: North Bridge Advisors

North Bridge Advisors

June 07, 2012 00:32 ET

Stahlka Agency Acquires Historic Square Insurance Agency's Western N.Y. Practice; North Bridge Advisors Serves as Advisor

CONCORD, MA--(Marketwire - Jun 7, 2012) - Stahlka Agency, Inc., an independent insurance agency, and member of the EMS Group, based in Williamsville, N.Y., has acquired Historic Square Insurance Agency's Western New York practice, consultant North Bridge Advisors announced today. Stahlka Agency will be merging Historic Square's office in Orchard Park, N.Y., into its existing Orchard Park location near Buffalo.

North Bridge Advisors represented Stahlka Agency, which is a leading agency servicing the Western New York market, providing all lines of coverage. Historic Square is a full-service agency based in Erie, Penn.

"This is a key strategic acquisition as we expand our business in Western New York," said Mark Stahlka, CIC, president of Stahlka Agency. "Jerry Vigneron of North Bridge put together a deal that's a win-win for both buyer and seller."

"The sale will help us strengthen our business in and focus on the Erie area," said Stephen E. Gutting, CIC, CPCU, Historic Square's managing partner. "We know our customers will be treated very well by Stahlka Agency."

"It was great working with Mark and Stephen, who are consummate professionals," said Vigneron, North Bridge's managing director. "The transaction makes perfect sense for both."

Stahlka Agency ( is a member of the EMS Group and EMS Financial Services. Historic Square ( offers all personal and commercial lines.

North Bridge Advisors ( is a Concord, Mass., consulting firm specializing in insurance agency acquisitions and mergers. A former independent agent nationally known expert in the field, Vigneron has managed acquisitions for insurance agencies and banks. He can be reached at 978-369-6924 or

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