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REEDSPORT -- Bisnett Insurance, Inc., has bought Fullhart Insurance.

The new company will be initially be known as Fullhart Insurance, a division of Bisnett Insurance.

"Bisnett Insurance will retain all employees of Fullhart Insurance," according to a press statement from Bisnett. "They are one of the key reasons for the acquisition. During the transition, Don Fullhart and Betsy Furlott will stay involved with the company as board members. Betsy will also continue on as a consultant. Fullhart Insurance has locations in Tigard, Sisters, Waldport and Reedsport."

"For the past 50 years, Fullhart Insurance has proudly served our clients and communities," said Julie Huebner, who has been with Fullhart Insurance for 35 years. "As we move forward with Bisnett Insurance, our commitment to customer service and care remains steadfast. We have the utmost respect and gratitude for the many years of leadership by the Fullhart family and are looking forward to new opportunities with Bisnett."

"Don and are so pleased to announce this new phase of our company," said Fullhart Insurance owner Betsy Furlott. "Our clients and colleagues will be excited about the change because it offers them more insurance options and resources. Bisnett Insurance brings a lot to the range of services we now offer our clients. It's a very good fit."

Roger Bisnett, Kent Bergstedt, Keith Blackerby and Stephen Bisnett own Bisnett Insurance Inc. with licensed agents in Oregon, Idaho and Arizona.

Roger and Linda Bisnett started the agency in Pendleton in 1980. Since then, the firm has "experienced steady growth, acquiring 14 agencies. Bisnett now has Oregon offices in Baker City, Milton-Freewater, John Day, Pendleton, Hood River, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Sisters, Reedsport and Waldport."

The agency has offices in Sun Valley, Idaho, and Scottsdale, Ariz.

Bisnett Insurance employs more than 50 people, most of them full-time licensed agents.

"We've admired our friends at Fullhart Insurance for many years," Kent Bergstedt, president of Bisnett Insurance. "Our company has always had a focus on bringing quality people, resources and quality insurance solutions to the communities we serve. We're looking forward to what we believe will be a winning combination. Betsy and Don are second generation owners who put their clients first. Their team's high level of integrity has made the agency one of the best in the state."

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Umpqua Post Editor