Acquistion of Burch Insurance Services

Coast General Insurance Announces Acquisition

Oxnard–  Coast General Insurance Brokers is expanding again. The Oxnard-based company announces it has acquired the life and health book of business from Carpinteria-based Burch Insurance Services.

Burch Insurance Services was in business in Carpinteria for 26 years before the recent acquisition by Coast General, which took place under the direction of Coast General’s president, Brenda Allison. 

It’s the latest in a series of expansion efforts for Coast General. Earlier this year, the company acquired Global Peak Insurance Agency, based in Rancho Cucamonga, and expanded its services from Ventura County east, into San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties.

“Each acquisition has been creatively custom-made to preserve and honor the legacy of each seller,” Allison said.

In the previous acquisition, Allison brought on board Max Haghighi, RHU, CIA, CLCS, who had led Global Peak. Heading the San Bernardino County office, Haghighi brought along more than 20 years of insurance experience including a background with insurance carriers as well as owning and managing insurance agencies.

The acquisition of Burch Insurance Services life and health book will help to broaden Coast General’s tri-counties reach up the Central Coast, into San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County, where Carpinteria is located, about 25 miles north of Oxnard.

Coast General is an insurance brokerage firm that partners with business clients to manage their risk as their businesses evolve. Coast General matches strategic insurance products and loss control to help mitigate claims, and has dedicated teams for commercial insurance as well as health and wellness benefits for any size company.

Allison has a Bachelor of Science degree in urban and public affairs and a Master of Business Administration in marketing. She earned her Health Insurance Professional (HIP) designation in 2010 and her Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS) designation in 2011.

Coast General Insurance Brokers’ main office is located at 2775 N. Ventura Road, Suite 209, in Oxnard. For more information, call 805-644-4740, email or visit

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