Company to move headquarters to Gwinnett, bring jobs

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Berkley Southeast Insurance Group have announced that the insurance company plans to open its headquarters in Lawrenceville.

The new office boasts approximately 55 new jobs for the area by 2014.

“Gwinnett provides an ideal, strategic location for our headquarter operations, allowing us to focus on doing business across the Southeast, in addition to supporting other branch offices in the region,” said Dennis L. Barger, president of Berkley Southeast. “We are excited to have found a permanent home in metro Atlanta and one that will enable us to serve our local communities efficiently and effectively.”

Berkley Southeast was launched in January to provide standard commercial lines insurance services and expertise to a wide range of businesses in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. The company primarily serves businesses in the construction, light manufacturing, hospitality, real estate, mercantile, wholesale and business services industries.

“Berkley Southeast Insurance Group’s location in Gwinnett County is a great example of Georgia’s momentum in job recruitment, which is setting the pace in the Southeast,” said Chris Cummiskey, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “This new location will create 55 high-quality jobs in the state, while also allowing the company to better offer its services to clients and customers in this region.”

Berkley’s headquarters is located at 1745 N. Brown Road, Suite 400 in Lawrenceville.