EPIC announces acquisition of SafeHarbor Risk Management

Rapidly growing insurance brokerage expands to the East Coast

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has acquired SafeHarbor Risk Management.

Founded in 2009 by insurance industry veteran, Thomas E. O'Neil, privately-held SafeHarbor is a Property & Casualty Insurance Brokerage and Employee Benefit Consulting firm. The firm has locations in New York and Boston, Mass.

"The addition of Tom and the SafeHarbor team is an exciting way to establish EPIC's footprint in the East Coast," said EPIC co-founder John Hahn. "I have respected Tom for many years. He has built his business on the highest standards of personal integrity and service excellence. The SafeHarbor team will be a solid base for EPIC in the East as we begin executing aggressive national expansion plans."

"SafeHarbor and EPIC are both dedicated to creating a culture that rewards innovation, teamwork and absolute client satisfaction," says O'Neil. "As part of EPIC, we will have access to the experienced professionals, broad resources and extensive insurance company relationships of one of the nation's top 40 insurance brokers - all for the benefit of our clients. This is a very exciting time to join a unique, successful company like EPIC."

About EPIC:

EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions across California and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

The 7th largest broker based in the U.S. West, EPIC has more than 300 team members operating from ten offices across California (Los Angeles, Irvine, Ontario, Inland Empire, Folsom, Fresno, San Francisco, San Mateo, Petaluma and San Ramon), in Denver, Colorado and New York.

With more than $80 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 40 retail insurance brokers in the United States. The company's strategic plan calls for more than tripling revenue over the next five years ($250 million by 2018) and further expansion across the country. For additional information, please visit .

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