Partnership continues Keystone’s growth in Michigan and further expands Walton’s service offerings and capabilities
JACKSON, Mi., Mar. 1, 2023 – Today, the Walton Insurance Group (“Walton”) is proud to announce a new partnership with Keystone Agency Partners (“KAP”). This exciting new capital investment by Keystone will allow Walton to expand its insurance offerings and services, while also providing customers with ever more personalized and tailored risk management solutions.
KAP is a leading insurance brokerage platform, providing capital, support, and resources to independent insurance agencies across the country. With a focus on collaboration and innovation, Keystone helps independent agencies like Walton grow their businesses while retaining a significant ownership stake at the local level.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Keystone,” said Eric (Ric) Walton, CEO of Walton. “This investment will allow us to strengthen our customer experience even further, while still maintaining our culture and our commitment to the Jackson community.”
As part of the partnership, Walton will have access to KAP’s network of insurance carriers, enabling the agency to provide a wider range of insurance products and services to its customers. In addition, Walton will also draw on KAP’s expertise in areas such as marketing, technology, and operations.
“We’re excited to welcome Walton to the KAP family,” said Jeff Turner, CEO of Keystone. “This partnership will be mutually beneficial as it adds another successful agency to our Connected Autonomy operating model. We look forward to working together to provide even better experience for colleagues and customers alike, in particular Michigan.”
Walton has been serving the Jackson community for more than 70 years, providing a wide range of insurance solutions to individuals, families, and businesses. Walton’s involvement in the Jackson community, its employee-focused culture, and its market-leading services that have made the firm one of the most trusted names in mid-Michigan.
About Keystone Agency Partners
Founded in 2020, Keystone Agency Partners is the strategic partner of choice for independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Keystone acquires high-performing agencies to support profitable growth through capital investment resources, value-adding services, and solutions that reignite an entrepreneurial spirit within agency leadership in an operating model Keystone describes as “connected autonomy.”
About Walton Insurance Group
The Walton Insurance Group has helped people, families, companies, and organizations prevail through the unexpected for over 70 years. Based on Jackson, Michigan, Walton’s dedicated team of professionals represent more than 1,000 companies across all 50 states. A second-generation and family-owned company, Walton crafts complete solutions to personal, business, and benefits challenges by utilizing their access to a wide array of carriers and technology.