Patriot Growth Insurance Services Expands P&C Capabilities with Addition of Florida-Based Southern Insurance


FORT WASHINGTON, PA – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Patriot Growth Insurance Services, LLC (“Patriot”), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing national insurance agencies, today announced the addition of Southern Insurance to the Patriot platform. The partnership with Southern Insurance extends Patriot’s existing P&C insurance capabilities and further supports the platform in the Florida market.

Southern Insurance, a full-service independent damage agency established in 2008, offers comprehensive coverage for businesses and individuals. The company is led by Tom Johnson with a dynamic team of 15 employees based in Clermont, Florida. Southern Insurance offers a personalized approach to the insurance needs of its clients, ranging from home and auto insurance to workers’ compensation and product liability insurance.

“Since opening our doors, we’ve been helping our customers find the best products, prices and service, ”said Tom Johnson. “Among all the options to support our continued growth, we have found Patriot’s entrepreneurial network, culture and in-depth resources to be a perfect match for our agency. Our ability to continue as a partner and maintain our leadership at the local level made it an ideal match, and we have already enjoyed working with the whole team.

Southern Insurance will become an integral part of Patriot’s Jacksonville-based Shapiro Insurance Group (“SIG”) platform under the leadership of Joel Shapiro. Southern Insurance is the fourth GIS platform partnership announced since Shapiro Insurance Group joined Patriot in November 2019.

“We are delighted to add Southern Insurance to our growing family. Their extensive expertise and high level of service will immediately expand our reach and strengthen our relationships throughout the Florida market, ”said Joel Shapiro, President of SIG. “We value partnerships like Southern Insurance, where our culture and strategic priorities are so closely aligned. ”

“We are delighted to welcome the wonderful employees and customers of Southern to Patriot as we develop our leadership in the region. Tom and his team share our vision and goals, which makes him an ideal partner, ”said Matt Gardner, Founder and CEO of Patriot. “We continue to seek out passionate, motivated and engaged partner agencies like Southern, to share best practices and benefit from collaborative opportunities on the Patriot platform.

Southern Insurance partnership is Patriot’s first transaction since its recent announcement recapitalization led by GI Partners, with continued investment from Summit Partners and Patriot management.

About Patriot Growth Insurance Services

Founded in 2019, Patriot is a national growth-oriented insurance services company that partners with employee benefits and property and casualty insurance agencies across the United States. In its second year in business, Patriot was ranked among the top 40 insurance brokers in the United States by Business insurance. With more than 1,100 employees operating at 85 locations in 18 states, Patriot’s collaborative model provides resources and strategic support to its agencies, whose leaders continue to operate with a high degree of autonomy in their local markets. Patriot creates true alignment with its partner agencies and its operating philosophy fosters better career opportunities for its dedicated and professional team. Patriot is supported by IG Partners and Summit partners. For more information, please visit

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