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Insurance company 'partners' with title agency

June 10, 2015
| By Pat Evans |
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Insurance company 'partners' with title agency
Lighthouse Group is an insurance and title agency with offices across West Michigan and the state. Photo via

An insurance company serving the region and state has forged a “partnership” with a title insurance agency that will enable “blending” in six markets.

Lighthouse Group said today that it has partnered with Grand Haven-based Safe Title.

The partnership will allow both companies to utilize each other's specialties.

“This is a very good move for us and our customers, as it will create operational efficiencies and allow for the blending of two good agencies into a very strong one in each of our six markets,” said Jeff Basil, president, Safe Title.

Basil added that “diversifying in this economy” by offering clients the ability to purchase benefits and homeowners, auto, business and life insurance through Lighthouse Group is “a unique and exciting model.”

Lighthouse Group said that “with the addition of the Safe Title team,” its title agency now operates with more than 20 Michigan locations and more than 100 employees.

“Safe Title is a great agency with an excellent staff and reputation, and we are pleased to partner with them,” said Bob Wuerfel, title president, Lighthouse Group. “They share a similar title culture and business approach with our network."

Wuerfel said that as a licensed attorney, Safe Title’s Basil can “share insights that will strengthen our team as we continue to expand and grow.”

Lighthouse Group operates 30 statewide locations with more than 300 employees.

Wuerfel was not available for comment Wednesday. 

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