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Through the California Rental Association, you have access to the lowest premiums available for casualty/liability, workers compensation and medical insurance.

EPIC (formerly Jenkins/Leavitt Group) has been the preferred provider of insurance services for CRA members since 1987. Visit their website to see how they can save you money on your insurance costs.

July 21, 2014

Exciting Changes for Jenkins Insurance Services


We are pleased and excited to confirm the news that Jenkins Insurance Services (formerly a part of the Leavitt Group) has merged our operations with EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) effective July 17th, 2014.


EPIC is one of the country's fastest growing privately-held insurance brokers and with the addition of the Jenkins team, now has more than 600 team members operating from 13 offices across California and in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, New York and Reno. With more than $150 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the United States.


With the private equity investment support of the Carlyle Group and Stone Point Capital, EPIC has begun to execute an aggressive national expansion plan and we have chosen to join them as an integral part of their California operations. More about EPIC can be found on their Web site.


The quality people and service excellence you are accustomed to will not change; however, you will immediately benefit from EPIC's broad resources across multiple disciplines (risk management, property & casualty insurance, employee benefits consulting, workers' compensation, management and executive liability, private client services) and their deep, positive relationships with virtually all major retail insurance underwriters and wholesale specialty markets.


One of the primary reasons for our decision to join EPIC is the principles, values and beliefs that we share. EPIC's "people first" culture has been repeatedly recognized by their employees as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions. EPIC has also received national recognition as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" on four occasions, most recently in 2013. Their commitment to customer service excellence and dedicated client advocacy is on par with our own, as well.


The Jenkins leadership team (Curt Perata, John Connell and Mark Karpenko) have all taken a significant equity position as EPIC shareholders and will be actively involved in the leadership of the company, participating directly in all decisions impacting our current and future clients. In fact, John Connell has been appointed President  of EPIC's Employee Benefits Consulting Practice in California. We will keep you closely advised as we transition together to become a part of EPIC.


We are fully confident that you will find the process of change to be a seamless one, with nothing but a positive "upside" for you and your organization. If you have any questions or would like additional information in the meantime, please let us know. Sincerely, 

Curt Perata

John Connell

Curt Perata and John Connell

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants
(Formerly Jenkins Insurance Services)
1390 Willow Pass Road, Suite # 800
Concord, CA 94520