World Insurance Associates expands N.J. presence with the acquisition of Little Silver agency

World Insurance Associates LLC said Tuesday that it acquired J. Stine Agency of Little Silver on April 1, 2022. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Family-owned J. Stine is a full-service agency that offers a wide range of insurance products including flood, home, life, auto, boat, atv, business and health insurance.

“At J. Stine Agency, Inc. we give our clients the personal attention they deserve,” says Joseph Stine, president, J. Stine Agency. “We take great pride in putting our customers first and look forward to continuing to do so as part of World.”

“I’m happy to welcome J. Stine to the World family,” says Rich Eknoian, CEO and Co-Founder of Tinton Falls-based World Insurance Asociates. “They share our commitment to providing our clients with exceptional and professional service, and I know they will be successful as part of World.”

Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla provided legal counsel to WIA, and Panepinto, Panepinto & Miller provided legal counsel to J. Stine. No other advisors, diligence firms or legal counsel were disclosed.

Since its founding in 2012, World has completed 147 acquisitions and serves its customers from more than 160 offices in the U.S.