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Welcome Barry York Agency

January 1, 2016 - Walsh Duffield Companies, Inc. has acquired Rochester insurance agency Barry York Inc.  The agency will continue to be led by President Barry York, whose current business traces its Rochester roots back to 1912.  Now doing business as The Barry York Agency, there are currently six employees in the Pittsford office. 

With a strong history in commercial insurance, Barry York started his own agency in 2000 with the acquisition of Pitcher-Matthews-Consler-York, followed closely by the acquisition of W.D. Hewes Agency, LePage & Associates and Kircher-Brindisi Agency.  Today, making up the Barry York Agency, the staff has over 100 years of experience in personal and commercial insurance solutions. Barry York Agency is ready to team up with Walsh Duffield for a number of reasons.  “Walsh Duffield is a first class agency with an outstanding management team.” says Mr. York of the business combination. “Joining Walsh Duffield will give us the ability to provide more competitive coverage options and prices, as well as new services to our clients.”  
Walsh Duffield is happy to welcome the Barry York Agency as part of the team.  “This is a great opportunity for us to partner with a strong leader and grow our presence in the Rochester Market,” explains Barney Walsh, Executive Vice President of Walsh Duffield.  “Barry has built a wonderful agency with the help of his staff, and has earned the trust of his client base.” 
This is the second acquisition for Walsh Duffield in the Rochester area, with the transition of Brighton’s Stuart G. Smith Agency to the Walsh Quinn Agency, LLC in June 2014.  Walsh Duffield plans to continue looking for opportunities with strong partners to expand their foothold in Rochester and Upstate New York.

Contact Us

Lind, Doreen A.   vCard
Personal Division Account Executive - Barry York Agency
Email: dlind@walshins.com
Nortz, Pat M.   vCard
Commercial Division Account Executive - Barry York Agency
Email: pnortz@walshins.com 
Russell, Karen   vCard
Personal Division Account Executive - Barry York Agency
Email: krussell@walshins.com
York, G. Barratt   vCard
President - Barry York Agency
Email: byork@walshins.com 
Zielenski, June   vCard
Commercial Division Account Executive - Barry York Agency
Email: jzielenski@walshins.com  

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