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MERGING A SMALL FAMILY
BUSINESS INTO EASTERN
ONTARIO'S LARGEST BROKERAGE
BY ERIN HOUGH, MARKETING & OFFICE ASSISTANT, IBAO

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McDougall Insurance was founded in Belleville in 1946 by
Lorne McDougall. After graduating from Queen's University
with a Commerce degree and working in Hull, Quebec for
several years, Lorne moved to Belleville in 1940 to work as
a bookkeeper at Haig Bateman Insurance. When the owners
announced they were closing a few years later, he asked if
he could purchase the business, which started the legacy of
McDougall Insurance.

THE ONE THING
OUR STAFF HAS IN
COMMON IS THEY
PUT THE CUSTOMER
FIRST, ALWAYS.

APRIL 2019

t seems every few weeks there's a headline that
McDougall Insurance acquired . There's no denying this family-run business
picks up brokerages left and right. Smaller businesses
can sometimes struggle with organic growth-
something McDougall seems to have down to a
science. Here, CEO Ross McDougall shares his insight
on what works best in brokerage acquisition.

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