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Brown & Brown Acquires the Assets of CHAPP & Citrus Insurance Services

Brown & Brown announced it has acquired the assets of CHAPP and Citrus Insurance Services.

CHAPP and Citrus Insurance are essential risk management partners for their customers in Florida and across the U.S. by providing insurance solutions for all aspects of agricultural business risk. Originally founded by Ed Crawford in 1976, the agencies have continued to grow through two generations of family leadership. The CHAPP/Citrus team will join Brown & Brown’s offices in Lakeland and Sebring, Florida, and will work alongside Stacey Heacock, profit center leader of the Lakeland office, and Jason Cloar, executive vice president and leader of Brown & Brown’s southwest Florida operations.

Mike Keeby, Brown & Brown’s retail segment senior vice president, said, “We are very pleased that Bucky, Cindy, Bucky Jr. and Michelle are entrusting the future of the CHAPP and Citrus Insurance agencies to Brown & Brown. The CHAPP/Citrus Insurance teammates are trusted advisors providing innovative risk solutions for the agricultural industry. We are excited to continue to add capabilities in Florida and look forward to our future with this team.”

“On behalf of my wife, son and daughter, I want to say that we are very pleased to be a part of the Brown & Brown team. This collaboration will allow us to expand our services for our customers utilizing the vast capabilities that Brown & Brown has to offer. We, along with the CHAPP and Citrus Insurance Services teammates, want to thank the Brown & Brown team that made this opportunity possible,” said Bucky Payne Sr., owner of CHAPP and Citrus Insurance Services.

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