(Bennington, VT) Wills Insurance has joined The Richards Group effective January 4th, 2016. The Richards Group, headquartered in Brattleboro, Vermont, provides Insurance, Employee Benefits and Retirement Plan solutions for clients throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. With the exception of Peter Donavan, who is retiring after 50+ years in the business, the entire Wills staff will remain at their current 116 South St location and will continue to operate under the name Wills Insurance. The partnership with The Richards Group will benefit clients by ensuring that decisions and service remain “local” for years to come and will be especially good news for business customers as they will have access to more insurance carriers and broader risk management services.
As part of the transaction, the Wills building is also being purchased, ensuring continuity and stability of one of Bennington’s most prominent downtown office buildings. “The Richards Group and Wills Insurance have been “business friendly” for over 25 years with a long history of collaboration. We are thrilled to be a part of the Bennington business community and to make a significant investment in the future of its downtown” said Peter Richards, Vice-President of The Richards Group.
Wills President David Newell said, “We’re excited to provide the same excellent service going forward that Wills has been providing for the past 100 years while at the same time remaining local and improving on our ability to deliver value to clients.”