BOLT Insurance Agency Announces the Establishment of Strong Presence in Florida

BOLT Insurance Agency Announces the Establishment of Strong Presence in Florida to Serve Insurance Consumers in the Region

BOLT appoints leadership team and acquires two Florida-based insurance agencies

Sarasota, FL – (August 20, 2012) – Business Owners Liability Team (BOLT Insurance Agency), a leading online insurance agency that protects small business owners, and now the personal lines consumer, announced that it is opening a regional office in Sarasota, Florida. In support of BOLT’s strategy to better serve the needs of insurance consumers in Florida and the surrounding region, the company appointed insurance industry veteran Robert Rizzo as Regional Director and has acquired the strategic assets of two Florida-based insurance agencies, PFG Insurance Agency and Florida Direct Insurance Agency. Both acquisitions immediately strengthen BOLT’s presence in the overall Florida insurance market, while Flordia Direct also gives BOLT an important foothold in the workers’ compensation insurance market.

“We are excited to establish a physical agency presence in Florida to focus on the unique needs of Florida’s insurance consumer and to build the vital relationships needed with the regional insurance carriers that operate there,” said Robert Rizzo, the Regional Director for BOLT Florida. “With the acquisitions of PFG Insurance Agency and Florida Direct Insurance Agency we have the opportunity to advance the strong carrier relationships established by the two firms, and retain key industry veterans that have served customers in this region for many years,” said Mr. Rizzo.

Robert Rizzo is the new Regional Director for BOLT Florida. Robert will manage day to day operations in the State as well as lead the company’s Florida acquisition strategy. Prior to joining BOLT, Robert had operated insurance businesses in Florida and Ohio. He also has prior experience in Small Business Banking, Commercial Real Estate and Mortgage Banking. Robert received his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and his MBA from Bowling Green State University.

Using BOLT Insurance, small business owners have access to top markets and carriers online, with immediate quotes and expertise consultation. The company’s proven Web-based technology collects all underwriting information required by top-line carriers, and allows business owners to view proposals online within minutes. BOLT’s exclusive focus on small business and the strength of its technology platform, processes and team of experts combine to deliver a unique “high tech/high touch” approach to serving the very specific needs of small business owners.


About BOLT
Farmington Connecticut-based BOLT, the Business Owners Liability Team, is a national insurance agency that exclusively protects the owners of small businesses. BOLT agents help business owners choose the right insurance products to fully protect both their businesses and themselves personally. BOLT offers an on-line and interactive experience with leading carriers. As such, business owners can thoroughly compare coverage and pricing, and ultimately purchase cost-effective insurance for their businesses within minutes.

Business insurance policies offered by BOLT include, but are not limited to, General Liability, Business Property Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, Commercial Auto, Umbrella Insurance, Errors and Omissions, Directors and Officers, Business Interruption, Employment Liability, Sexual Harassment and Flood. These policies are provided by top-rated insurance carriers such as The Hartford, CNA, Liberty Mutual, Ace, Hiscox and Chubb. BOLT Insurance Agency is headquartered in Farmington, CT, and is licensed to do business in all fifty states. Come visit us at:

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