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2017

H.W. Kaufman Group acquires Chlystek & White Services (CWS) Inc., the Grand Rapids, MI-based insurance premium audit services company, to become part of Afirm.

2017

H.W. Kaufman Group rebrands US-Reports and Canadian Reports to form Afirm, creating a single-source for loss control inspection, premium audit, and risk mitigation services.

2017

H.W. Kaufman Group acquires Essential Insurance Services, a premium audit services provider based in Colorado, to become part of US-Reports.

2016

H.W. Kaufman Group acquires Technical Risk Services, the Canada-based loss control services, inspections, and risk control consulting specialists, to become part of Canadian Reports.

2014

H.W. Kaufman Group acquires L&L Auditing Services, a Coral Springs, FL-based auditing firm, to become a part of US-Reports.

2014

H.W. Kaufman Group acquires Spectius Underwriting Solutions and rebrands as Canadian Reports.

2013

H.W. Kaufman Group acquires ISI Insurance Services, a Uniontown, PA auditing and inspection firm, to become part of US-Reports.

2011

H.W. Kaufman Group acquires Trascz & Associates, a Chicago, IL-based auditing firm, to become part of US-Reports.

2010

H.W. Kaufman Group the private held company led by Alan Jay Kaufman, acquires the 70-employee, family-owned US-Reports.

1988

US-Reports, a loss control inspection, premium audit and risk management services firm is founded in Simi Valley, California.

Largest Insurance Company in Michigan Acquires Grand Rapids-Based Chlystek & White

Farmington Hills, Michigan (June 6, 2017) – H.W. Kaufman Financial Group, Michigan’s largest insurance company according to the 2017 Crain’s Detroit Business list, announced today that it has acquired Grand Rapids, MI-based Chlystek & White Services (CWS), Inc. – a regional insurance premium audit services company. CWS will become part of Afirm, Kaufman’s leading international…

US-Reports and Canadian Reports to Merge and Create Comprehensive Risk Solutions Firm

Fort Collins, Colo. (February 22, 2017) – H.W. Kaufman Financial Group announced today that it has strategically combined US-Reports and Canadian Reports, rebranding both companies under the name Afirm. The merger will continue their global presence and allow a single source for loss control inspection, premium audit, and risk mitigation services under the Afirm brand….

Around the P&C Insurance Industry

Real estate insurance program manager Distinguished Programs Holdings LLC announced a partnership with Zurich to underwrite a new program, New York Brick & Brownstone. Developed in 2007, the program focuses on smaller New York habitational properties and insures more than 11,000 neighborhood building owners.