Conner Strong & Buckelew acquires Pa.-based benefits consulting firm

South Jersey insurance brokerage Conner Strong & Buckelew on Wednesday said it acquired Pennsylvania-based employee benefits consulting and brokerage firm Armstrong, Doyle & Carroll.

The acquisition is the latest in a series of strategic partnerships and acquisitions by the Camden-based firm to align with high-quality benefits and property and casualty organizations. This deal, as with the firm’s other acquisitions, continues to strengthen Conner Strong’s value proposition regionally and nationally, expand the firm’s footprint and deepen the firm’s capabilities.

Led by 30-plus-year employee benefits industry veteran John Doyle, Armstrong, Doyle & Carroll will ultimately operate under Conner Strong & Buckelew’s brand after a brief transition period.

“We’re looking forward to Armstrong, Doyle & Carroll joining our organization. John Doyle has built a terrific company, and he and his team will add value to our business,” Michael Tiagwad, CEO and president of Conner Strong & Buckelew, stated. “Together, we share a reputation for delivering exceptional services to our customers, and we welcome John and his team to ours.”

“Armstrong, Doyle & Carroll has a similar vision to Conner Strong & Buckelew in how to use integrated solutions to meet the evolving needs of the employee benefits market, so they were a natural fit to join our team,” Joseph DiBella, executive partner, National Employee Benefits Practice leader, at Conner Strong & Buckelew, said. “We look forward to working together to continue to serve our customers and grow our business.”