July 7, 2016 - Bremer Insurance is pleased to announce the acquisition of St. Paul-based Ernest I. Fink Agency as part of its continued expansion in Minnesota. This is the company’s third acquisition in the state in less than a year. Bremer Insurance acquired Pendle-Hansen-Bagne Agency (PHB) and Nonprofit Insurance Advisors in December.
The Fink Agency has been deeply rooted in the community since the beginning, just like Bremer. Ernie Fink founded the agency in 1947 to help St. Paul clients with their property and casualty insurance needs. The agency has since expanded its offerings to include a complete range of insurance solutions for businesses and families of all types and sizes throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.
“We’re excited to join an organization that shares our same high standards, values, and commitment to clients and the community,” said former Fink Agency CEO Bruce Fink, who has joined Bremer Insurance. “Our clients will benefit from the wider variety of carriers, products and services available through Bremer, with the continuity of service from staff members they’ve worked with for years.”
Former Fink Agency President Neil Fink has also joined Bremer Insurance to help carry on the tradition of this family owned and operated business. Numerous additional Fink Agency employees have transitioned to Bremer Insurance as well.
“We are excited about this latest addition to our business and especially pleased to welcome this talented group of insurance experts to our team,” said Mark Schmiel, Bremer Insurance president. “Over the course of 70 years, the Fink family built a high-quality agency business and established loyal client relationships. We look forward to leveraging our like-minded commitment to providing exceptional service to add value for our clients and promote the continued growth of our business.”
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $12 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by the Otto Bremer Trust and Bremer employees. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and provides a comprehensive range of banking, mortgage, investment, wealth management, trust and insurance products and services throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Clients include small businesses, mid-sized corporations, agribusinesses, nonprofits, public and government entities, and individuals and families.