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Oliver L.E. Soden Agency Partners With John B. Wright Insurance


JAMESBURG, NJ – MARCH 22, 2021 – The Oliver L.E. Soden Agency is proud to announce it has partnered with John B. Wright Insurance, an independent insurance agency specializing in business, personal, and marine insurance. This partnership will combine the resources of two well-established New Jersey agencies with complementary strengths. It will also increase the agency’s footprint in Monmouth County and the Jersey Shore area, while strengthening its insurance & risk management position in Central Jersey to better serve the needs of its customers.

Gregory S. Wright, Owner of John B. Wright Insurance, had the following to say about choosing to partner with Oliver L.E. Soden Agency. “Soden Agency started in 1925 and it’s a family owned agency similar to ourselves. They have the values that we have of taking care of our clients. Partnering with them will provide us the resources we need to take us another 60 years without losing the personal touch our clients expect.”

The partnership fits into Oliver L.E. Soden and John B. Wright’s strategy of managing individuals and businesses insurance with a personal family touch. By partnering, Oliver L.E. Soden Agency will have offices in Jamesburg, Shrewsbury, and Manasquan, NJ. John B. Wright Insurance will continue to run under its current namesake and team. Wright, on his role in the transition, has said, “I’m not going anywhere. I’m going to continue to serve my clients like I always have, only now I will have even more resources to do so.”

The 3rd generation Principal of Oliver L.E. Soden Agency, Hal Soden, Sr., is eager to get to work with the team at John B. Wright Insurance. “I’m so thrilled that Greg has decided to join us. With the trust that he’s built with his dad, and his insurance agency combined with ours, I think our clients will be served even better.”

Soden’s son, one of two 4th generation Principals, Hal Soden Jr., had the following to say about the company’s growth in marine insurance. “I’m excited to combine Wright’s expertise in marinas and marine contractors with our expertise in safety, loss control, compliance and risk management.”

About Oliver L.E. Soden Agency and John B. Wright Insurance

The Oliver L.E. Soden Agency was established in 1925 and is now run by the 3rd and 4th generations. With offices in Jamesburg and Shrewsbury, NJ, Oliver L.E. Soden Agency operates as an independent agency that works with multiple insurance companies in order to provide its customers with a range of options that best suit their unique needs. Each customer receives the same level of care whether they need personal insurance, business insurance, or risk management services.

John B. Wright is an independent insurance agency located in Manasquan, NJ that works for its customers, as opposed to the insurance companies. With a personal approach and no one-size-fits-all solutions for insurance, every client represents a unique set of circumstances that ultimately determines the type and amount of coverage needed to protect his or her family and assets. John B. Wright Insurance is a second generation family business that has been a proud part of the community since 1961.

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