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Burns & Cotter Insurance joins Thompson Insurance Group

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (January 12, 2023) Burns & Cotter Insurance has joined the Thompson Insurance Group family of agencies. This merger will provide the clients of Burns & Cotter access to an even greater insurance portfolio, improving coverage options and service.

Burns & Cotter was founded more than 65 years ago as a full-service, independent insurance agency. Thompson Insurance Group, based in East Providence, Rhode Island is an insurance, real estate and investment company that includes Lezaola Thompson Insurance, Soucy Insurance Agency, MKI Insurance Agency, and Stateline Insurance. The group was formed in 2018, when Lezaola Thompson and Soucy Insurance merged.

Thompson Insurance Group is pleased to share that Burns & Cotter employee Deb Kenny (INS, AIS, CPIA) will continue to provide the exemplary service you have come to expect. In addition, she will be joined by Autumn Lee Howe, Jen Rocha, and John Pisaruk, who together bring over 70 years of insurance experience. With access to expanded markets and enhanced technology, Thompson Insurance Group will work to ensure its policyholders receive optimum insurance protection at an affordable rate.

“I am pleased to welcome Burns & Cotter to Thompson Insurance Group,” said Kenneth Thompson, chief executive officer of the Thompson Insurance Group. “We understand and appreciate the 65 years of insurance service Burns & Cotter has provided to the community, and we’re committed to providing exemplary insurance services to its current and new clients.”

About Thompson Insurance Group

The Thompson Insurance Group, comprised of Lezaola Thompson Insurance, Soucy Insurance Agency, Mercier and Kosinski Insurance, Stateline Insurance & Financial Services, Inc., and Burns & Cotter Insurance works with individuals and businesses across Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts to address a variety of insurance needs. A real estate, insurance, and investment company, Thompson Insurance Group provides tailored solutions for financial security. With the combined resources of the insurance agencies, the Thompson Insurance Group advises clients on securing affordable lines of coverage from over 25 insurance companies.

For more information, visit the Thompson Insurance Group website at

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