Boston — Ames & Gough, an insurance broker and risk management consultant specializing in serving design professionals, law firms, associations/nonprofits, and other professional service firms, acquired the business of Bixby Insurance Agency, Inc., a Providence, R.I., insurance agency serving architects and engineers throughout New England. Terms of the transaction, effective on Oct. 1, 2014, were not disclosed.

“For more than two decades, Bixby Insurance has been synonymous with quality insurance and risk services for design firms across New England,” said Mike Herlihy, executive vice president of Ames & Gough and head of the firm’s Boston operation. “At Ames & Gough, we share Bob Bixby’s commitment to deliver exceptional client service along with his firm’s focus on serving the needs of architectural and engineering firms. We look forward to bringing our specialist resources and capabilities to Bixby’s clients as they make the transition to our firm.” 

“I’ve known the leadership team of Ames & Gough and many of their executives for many years,” said Bob Bixby. “They are among the industry’s most respected professionals and have a well-deserved reputation for providing superior service to their clients. I anticipate a seamless transition of our business and am confident that Ames & Gough will continue to deliver the high level of service our clients have come to expect.”

Established in 1991, Bixby Insurance represents a large number of firms located throughout New England. Bob Bixby, the firm’s president and founder, and members of his professional staff will become employees of Ames & Gough. Bixby Insurance clients will be served primarily from the Ames & Gough Boston operation with additional support provided by the firm’s offices in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.