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The COVID-19 Global Pandemic Hits

In March, Arlington/Roe quickly formulated a response plan to the developing coronavirus pandemic. The company moved to a virtual work environment, with nearly all 187 associates in all offices working from home. The transition was quick and smooth, and there were little to no interruptions in how associates conducted business.…

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Acquisition of Several Agencies Across the Midwest

Arlington/Roe continued its growth by purchasing several agencies. The company purchased Indiana Surplus Lines, Central Insurex in Ohio, and Envision Insurance Agencies and Aviation Bock in Illinois.    The company also acquired Robert W. Schmidt, a special-risk broker in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The purchase allowed the company to add a state…

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$200 Million and 174 Associates

Signaling another monumental advancement, Arlington/Roe hit record growth and broke the $200-million barrier.    As premium grew, so did the number of associates. The company hired over 20 people that year to keep up with its continued growth. 

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50-year celebration and $182 Million in Premium

In celebration of the company’s 50th anniversary, the emphasis was placed on giving back. The number of philanthropic efforts were expanded.   An annual insurance internship was funded and launched by Arlington/Roe. Dollars and time were devoted to university insurance education programs and to a great number of state and…

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$158 Million in Premium and 150 Associates

Arlington/Roe purchased Mid-South Insurance in Tennessee establishing roots for its next underwriting office location in Nashville. Additional Ohio insurance talent was secured, and plans were underway for an office in Columbus in 2014.   National Big “I” appointed Arlington/Roe as an excess and surplus errors and omissions insurance provider for…

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$104 Million in Premium and 125 Associates

Arlington/Roe purchased Southern General Agency in Bowling Green, Kentucky, purchased Agents Advantage Network in Nashville, Tennessee, opened an underwriting office in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and hired the first Ohio associate.   Each location came to be because of the talent Jim Roe saw in people who lived there.

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$59 Million in Premium and 64 Associates

The longstanding relationship with Foremost was moved to American Modern Insurance Group. Jim Roe served as president of the American Association of Managing General Agents, AAMGA.   Arlington/Roe moved to its current home office at 8900 Keystone Crossing in Indianapolis and opened an underwriting office in Geneva, Illinois, purchased Cooling…

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$15 Million in Premium and 25 Associates

As a member of the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) board of directors, Jim expanded his involvement in the industry from regional to national.   Arlington/Roe moved to 8465 Keystone Crossing. An aviation insurance office was established in Louisville, Kentucky. Vickie Roe, Jim’s wife, joined the agency.…

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