LAFAYETTE, La., Oct. 19, 2017 – Mark E. Romero, CIC, executive vice president of Brown & Brown of Louisiana, a subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO), and Christian D. Lapeyre for Staples, Lapeyre & Robichaux (SLR) jointly announce that Brown & Brown of Louisiana has acquired SLR in Houma, Louisiana. SLR is a full-service insurance consulting firm specializing in employee benefit packages and employee benefit planning.
“We are excited to welcome Ken (Staples), Chris (Lapeyre), Eldridge (Robichaux) and their experienced teammates from Houma to the Brown & Brown family,” said Romero. “SLR has been an employee benefits leader in Louisiana’s Bayou region for more than 21 years and we look forward to working together to continue delivering the best solutions for our customers throughout the region.”
SLR was founded in 1996 in Houma. The Houma office now operates as part of Brown & Brown of Louisiana and under the leadership of Romero in the Lafayette office. SLR partners Staples, Lapeyre and Robichaux will continue to serve as leaders for the Houma office and will be vice presidents in the Employee Benefits Department for Brown & Brown of Louisiana. Staples, Lapeyre, and Robichaux are joined by five other teammates: Ashley Adams, marketing specialist; Courtney Brinegar, billing specialist; Sadie Hamby, senior account manager; Melissa Hunter, senior account manager; Nicki Plessala, senior account manager; and Jennifer Watts, employee benefits advisor.
“We are excited to take our business in this new direction,” said Christian D. Lapeyre, SLR Partner. “Joining Brown and Brown was a strategic decision driven by our desire to make a long-term investment in the value we bring to our clients. We firmly believe this partnership will play a key role in achieving our goal to deliver a comprehensive set of services and solutions to our current and future clients.”