WEST FARGO — Great North Insurance, a full-service insurance agency based in West Fargo, has announced its intent to acquire Corwin Insurance, a subsidiary of Corwin Automotive Group.

Nick Killoran, founder and managing partner of Great North Insurance, said in a press release issued Monday, March 25, that he anticipates the deal to be final in late March or early April.

Kane Hanson, managing partner of Corwin Insurance, will remain an equity partner under the agreement.

“We are excited for this merger and what it will mean for our team members and clients,” Hanson said in a statement. “Great North Insurance shares our love of giving back to our community financially and through volunteerism. We decided it was a good time to partner with another locally owned agency that shares our cultural values and built the business from the ground up.”

Killoran echoed his comments.

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“We’re extremely fortunate to have team members from Corwin Insurance become part of the Great North family,” Killoran said. “The Corwin name has been synonymous with customer service and in the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo community for more than a century. We are excited for the opportunity to bring this business unit under Great North Insurance.”

Great North Insurance focuses on commercial insurance, personal lines Insurance, life insurance and specialty programs. Corwin Insurance has primarily been known for its personal lines insurance product. It currently operates across three states. The agency's presence in Springfield, Mo., will remain; whereas the Omaha, Neb., market will become a virtual location.