Advocate buys Richard Schwegel brokerage
Two Kitchenerbased insurance brokers have joined forces. Richard Schwegel Insurance Services Ltd. has been acquired by Advocate Insurance Group. “They have an excellent reputation and I’m pleased our clients will continue to be served by a family-owned and independent insurance broker,” Norman Schwegel said in a news release. He took over the business that his father, Richard, started in 1960. The Schwegel team will work out of Advocate’s office in the Deer Ridge Centre on King Street East. Advocate has roots going back to the insurance business Leon Shupe started in Galt in 1900.