NAPA, CA, April 8, 2020 — Paul Hanson Partners and its Mover’s Choice program, divisions of Specialty Program Group LLC (SPG), a leading operator of specialty insurance brokerages and underwriting facilities, announced today that it has acquired the assets of the SureMove moving and storage program from Avant Underwriters, LLC (Avant Underwriters). Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Established in 2014 and based in St. Louis, Missouri, SureMove is a niche program focused on the moving and storage insurance industry. The acquisition will fortify Mover’s Choice as the moving and storage insurance industry leader. Following the closing, the current underwriting leadership of SureMove will join the Mover’s Choice team and will bring their decades of transportation underwriting experience and depth of relationships throughout the industry.
“SureMove has a track record of success in the moving and storage industry and after meeting many potential partners, we immediately saw the opportunity Mover’s Choice brings to our brokers and clients. Mover’s Choice will provide the support and resources needed to better serve our brokers and clients,” said Jeff Howe, Vice President of SureMove at Avant Underwriters.
Jeff has been an underwriter in the moving and storage space for over 23 years and he offers a unique mix of industry experience as Chief Underwriter for multiple moving and storage platforms.
“Our goal at Mover’s Choice has always been to be the industry leader in the moving and storage segment. Since starting the program in 1993, we have built a reputation as the best in class program in the moving and storage space and this acquisition simply further solidifies that. SureMove is well known for its expertise in underwriting and servicing in this niche and this acquisition is going to be an excellent addition to Mover’s Choice. Together, we will facilitate a smooth transition in order to continue to serve the needs of our collective clients and broker partners,” said Clayton Cavell, President of the Mover’s Choice and Paul Hanson Partners divisions of SPG.