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About IMA | ESS

ESS NexTier Insurance Group offers services in property & casualty, risk management, and employee benefit solutions to businesses and individual clients.

Headquarters Location

316 First Avenue, 3rd Floor

Kittanning, Pennsylvania, 16201,

United States


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Latest IMA | ESS News

IMA Financial Group Completes Acquisition of ESS NexTier Insurance Group

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020 IMA Financial Group, a national insurance brokerage firm specializing in property and casualty insurance, employee benefits and surety bonds, has completed its acquisition of ESS NexTier Insurance Group, a similarly structured practice with four offices throughout Pennsylvania. The acquisition expands IMA’s energy practice. ESS NexTier adds natural gas capabilities to IMA’s existing expertise, including onshore and offshore operations and international exploration. It also establishes a Northeastern presence for IMA, which has its main offices in Colorado, Kansas, Texas and Michigan. ESS NexTier’s 35 current employees and its four locations across Pennsylvania – in Butler, Pittsburgh, and two in Kittanning – will continue operations as IMA | ESS. In the new organization, Charles “Chip” Echnoz will serve as president of IMA | ESS – Pittsburgh, Rick Putnam as senior executive vice president of IMA | ESS and Watson Barker as executive vice president of IMA | ESS. Source: IMA Financial Group

IMA | ESS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was IMA | ESS founded?

    IMA | ESS was founded in 1950.

  • Where is IMA | ESS's headquarters?

    IMA | ESS's headquarters is located at 316 First Avenue, 3rd Floor, Kittanning.

  • What is IMA | ESS's latest funding round?

    IMA | ESS's latest funding round is Merger.

  • Who are the investors of IMA | ESS?

    Investors of IMA | ESS include IMA Financial Group.

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