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TINTON FALLS, NJ - World Insurance Associates LLC (WIA), a Top 100 Insurance Brokerage, announced today that it acquired 1st Patriot Insurance Services, LLC (1st Patriot Insurance Services) of Pharr, TX on January 1, 2021. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

1st Patriot Insurance Services was founded by Robert D. Long and has 20 years of experience providing quality service to trucking companies in the Texas area. They specialize in auto liability, physical damage, general liability, and motor truck cargo insurance. The company has staff in Pharr, TX, El Paso, TX, and Laredo, TX, allowing them to serve all South Texas.

“We are pleased to welcome 1st Patriot Insurance Services to the WIA family,” states Rich Eknoian, CEO and Co-Founder of WIA. “1st Patriot Insurance Services is known for high quality, competitive pricing and excellent customer service, and we are confident they will continue to grow under WIA.”

“At 1st Patriot Insurance Services, we do not offer a “one size fits all” solution,” says Robert D. Long, CEO. “We use different risk control and protection strategies to help our customers guard their businesses against loss.”

Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla provided legal counsel to WIA and TAG Consulting Services advised WIA. Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez provided legal counsel to 1st Patriot Insurance Services. No other advisors, diligence firms or legal counsel were disclosed.

About World Insurance Associates LLC

World Insurance Associates LLC is headquartered in Tinton Falls, NJ, and is a nationally ranked, full-service insurance brokerage providing world-class asset and lifestyle protection with risk management, insurance, and benefit consulting services for individuals and businesses. Since its founding in 2012, WIA has completed 91 acquisitions and serves its customers from 94 offices in 18 states. WIA has been named one of The Most Successful Companies in America by Inc. 5000, is a Top 100 P/C Agency by Insurance Journal and Business Insurance, and a five-time honoree by NJBIZ Fast 50. For more information, please visit


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