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ISELIN, NJ - World Insurance Associates LLC (“WIA”), a Top 50 Insurance Brokerage, announced today that it acquired Consumers Choice Underwriters, Inc. (“Consumers Choice”) of Miramar, FL on June 1, 2022. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Consumers Choice is a P&C agency that writes homeowners’ policies throughout Florida; however, they also specialize in different types of insurance such as commercial and special event insurance. The agency was founded in 2010 by Maria Pineda and is currently owned by Giovanni Gutierrez.

“At Consumers Choice, we work to provide our clients with the products and services that meet their needs, at the best possible price,” says Giovanni Gutierrez, Owner, Consumers Choice. “We are looking forward to being a part of the World organization and providing even more products and service to our clients.” 

“I’d like to personally welcome Consumers Choice to the World family,” says Rich Eknoian, CEO and Co-Founder of WIA. “I know they will continue to be successful as part of World."Consumer Choice Underwriters- 1200x628-2


Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla provided legal counsel to WIA, and TAG Consulting Services advised them on the transaction. The Law Offices of Keith A. Schafer, P.A. provided legal counsel to Consumers Choice. No other advisors, diligence firms or legal counsel were disclosed.

About World Insurance Associates LLC

World Insurance Associates LLC (World) is headquartered in Iselin, N.J., and is a nationally ranked, full-service insurance organization providing individuals and businesses with top products and services across personal and commercial insurance, employee and executive benefits, retirement and financial services and human capital management solutions. Since its founding in 2011, World has completed 153 acquisitions and serves its customers from more than 250 offices across the United States. World is ranked #34 on the 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business list by Business Insurance, ranked #2 on the Fastest Growing Brokers list by Business Insurance and is a Top-50 ranked personal lines agency by Insurance Journal. For more information, please visit

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Jean Wiskowski, Chief Marketing Officer

732-380-0900 Ext. 736

Mergers & Acquisitions Contact:

Bradley Unger, Senior Vice President, Business Development

732-712-2230 Ext. 186


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