WP Dolle Joining Arthur J. Gallagher

We are pleased to announce that on October 7th 2021, W.P. Dolle, LLC Insurance and Risk Management (W.P. Dolle) has combined operations with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.   Arthur J. Gallagher (Gallagher) is one of the most respected Insurance and Risk Management Companies in the world.  W.P. Dolle principals and all current staff will continue to manage and operate our organization as a division within Gallagher. We will be joining Gallagher’s downtown Cincinnati offices sometime in 2022.  Our name will also change sometime in 2022.

Gallagher provides a full range of retail and wholesale property/casualty brokerage and alternative risk transfer services globally, as well as employee benefits brokerage, consulting and actuarial services.

By joining Gallagher, we can provide many new services and areas of expertise, which we look forward to discussing with you. However, there are several things we want to point out that will not change:

  • You will continue to work with the same people in our firm as you have in the past. Our team will be retained in their current roles.
  • The services we have provided you in the past will continue to be offered and we expect to expand those services.

If you have any questions about this exciting news and what it will mean for you, please contact any of us at any time.  Thank you for your continued loyalty and support. We look forward to working with you as part of Gallagher.

FAQs on our Transition

Why did W.P. Dolle, LLC and Gallagher elect to merge?

Both share a philosophical commitment that puts clients first. W.P. Dolle, LLC looks to leverage Gallagher’s resources to enhance its national presence. Gallagher can now offer its clients a greater level of specialized insurance expertise for which W.P. Dolle, LLC is an industry leader. This merger represents the coming together of two well-known companies to enhance the client experience.

How will W.P. Dolle, LLC fit into the Gallagher family?

W.P. Dolle, LLC will become part of Gallagher, which provides risk management, property, casualty and employee benefit services. The company consists of insurance professionals who bring the depth and breadth of knowledge to assist clients with their specific challenges.

How will this merger change W.P. Dolle, LLC?

This merger allows W.P. Dolle, LLC to continue to expand its practice nationally and internationally, while maintaining the service and account management expertise to which clients have grown accustomed. Interested clients will also be able to learn more about Gallagher and the insurance solutions they provide.

Will W.P. Dolle, LLC continue to operate under the same name?

W.P. Dolle, LLC will eventually operate under the name Gallagher. Formally as Arthur J. Gallagher Risk management Services Inc.

How will W.P. Dolle, LLC operate?

Operations will continue as they have in the past. For the most part, your day-to-day contacts at W.P. Dolle, LLC will remain the same. W.P. Dolle, LLC is committed to providing clients with responsive representatives and insurance programs to meet their changing needs. As the company continues to grow, W.P. Dolle, LLC will continue to hire qualified staff to meet business goals.

How will I benefit from the merger?

The merger of W.P. Dolle, LLC and Gallagher offers the opportunity for W.P. Dolle, LLC to add resources and depth to continue to expand their leadership in the insurance industry. As the industry continues to evolve, W.P. Dolle, LLC will be better positioned to anticipate changes and offer the premier expertise, services and solutions that clients have enjoyed since its inception. As a member of the Gallagher family, W.P. Dolle, LLC will continue to fulfill its promise, and set client-focused best practices and benchmarks.

Will the merger of W.P. Dolle, LLC and Gallagher change my insurance coverages?

No. As a leading full-service insurance broker, W.P. Dolle, LLC will continue to provide the high quality coverage you expect without changing your coverage plan. We will also continue to provide our clients with expert knowledge of the insurance market and seamless integration of insurance benefits and account management functions. W.P. Dolle, LLC will maintain long-standing partnerships with top-rated insurance carriers.

Can I expect the same levels of expertise and service I enjoyed prior to the W.P. Dolle, LLC merger with Gallagher?

W.P. Dolle, LLC’s vision remains unchanged. The team is committed to exceeding the expectations of its clients. Our partnership with Gallagher allows W.P. Dolle, LLC to maintain or enhance:

  • The availability of our staff and dedicated account personnel.
  • Our ability to solve problems and customize our offerings to your specific needs.
  • Best practices and benchmarks in account management and cost containment.
  • Our position as an advocate for each of our clients.
  • Our bench strength and technological capabilities.

Who is W.P. Dolle, LLC?

W.P. Dolle, LLC was founded in 1872 and is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Our services for individuals, families and organizations include the following:

  • Personal insurance for homeowners, renters and students, including auto, personal property, boat, motorcycle, liability and event coverage, as well as health and life insurance.
  • Business insurance, including general liability, property and casualty insurance, surety bonds, group health plans, workers’ compensation, commercial fleet insurance, professional liability coverage and group health and life plans.

Who is Gallagher?

Headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, Gallagher is a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm with operations in 49 countries, offering its services in more than 150 countries around the world through its network.

Like W.P. Dolle, LLC, Gallagher offers cost-effective solutions to the complex issues confronting the insurance industry, and strives for the highest professional excellence in the delivery of products and services.


W.P. Dolle understands the vital importance of our services to you and your organization. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 status so that our services remain available and our personnel remain safe and healthy.  For Helpful information on dealing with the pandemic see our blog under Resources or click on the "B" blog button to the left.

W. P. Dolle, is following our Continuity Plan and we have taken action to ensure the health and safety of our personnel. We have instituted a Healthy and Clean Work Environment for all offices, including educating our personnel.  The office is limiting guests at this time. To ensure that we provide the high level of service you have always experienced from W. P. Dolle, we are have most associates working remotly.  Our employees remain accessible via email and phone.  See the About tab for Associates Direct Line.  Your protection is vital to us.  If you have any questions or cannot reach your usual  WPD representative you may contact me directly.  See our Blog for CoVid-19 updates and information. 

 Rich Veleta, Executive Vice President  -  513-460-1919 cell

At W.P. Dolle our goal is to provide exceptional customer service to business, families and individuals. We are a full service agency with unique resources and capabilities. W. P. Dolle's services include every aspect of Business Insurance, Risk Management Consulting, Group Health Benefits and Personal Insurance. Our mix of clients include both Fortune 500 companies and one person operations.

W.P. Dolle's strengths are our highly trained and experienced employees and our excellent mix of insurance carriers. We look for excellence in the carriers we represent, as a result we will represent only carriers that have been rated "A" or better by A.M. Best. Since insurance is a "promise to pay" at a time of loss, it is very important for us to stay in touch and involved with our clients so that their insurance programs continue to meet their needs. We thrive on customer satisfaction.

The agency is locally owned and we work hard to keep our reputation as a "can-do" operation. We look for ways to help our clients be successful. This includes partnering with our insurance carriers to provide risk management solutions for our customers. We offer Safety and Loss Control services that include Industrial Hygiene testing, OSHA Outreach instruction, CPR & AED training and Online Accredited EH&S training with over 300 different courses available 24/7 worldwide in multiple languages. We are a Mastery Group Member and act as consultants for the Mastery Group for Risk Management clients. Private Learning Management Systems are available for every customer. We have many specialized programs established for unique groups and industries.

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