IOA Insurance Services Acquires Gold Canyon Insurance Services & Launches Transportation Division

PLEASANTON, CA, May 8, 2016 – Insurance Office of America (IOA), one of the fastest growing independent insurance agencies in the United States, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Gold Canyon Insurance Services, one of the largest brokers of Taxi, Para-transit and Limousine insurance on the West Coast.

“The Gold Canyon team joining IOA Insurance Services will create a tremendous partnership opportunity for our advocates. The staff has over 50 years of combined experience working with the public transportation industry. IOA Insurance Services has a unique culture as many of our client advocates (agents) work together to leverage each other’s expertise and thrive in an interdependent community of knowledge. IOA Insurance Services is excited to bring an organization onboard that has found its success through servant leadership in its industry,” says Regional President John Tenuto.

IOA Insurance Services’ focused areas of coverage include: Commercial Auto Liability, Property, General Liability, Garage Liability, Workers Compensation, AD&D, Inland Marine, Cyber Liability, Professional Liability, Errors &Omissions, Directors & Officers, Employment Practices Liability and Bonds for all forms of Public Transportation (Taxi, Non-Emergency Medical, Charter Buses, Black Car Services, and Shuttle Services). The offices are located in Auburn, California, Pleasanton, California and Salem, Oregon.

Vice President Joel Batmale adds, “We take pride in designing unique transportation coverage tailored to your needs and what you have in mind. Our team specializes in a wide range of risk management services that can meet the needs of your transportation business, such as Drivers Safety Programs, Claims Management Services and IOA RiskScore are just a few services we can offer to help manage potential risk and protect our client’s biggest asset, their business.”

Insurance Office of America (IOA) is a full-service insurance agency founded in 1988 and is one of the fastest growing independent agencies in the United States. IOA is ranked 13th on Insurance Journal’s 2015 Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agenices report, and it is ranked 27th on Business Insurance’s 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business List. Headquartered in Longwood, Florida, part of the greater Orlando community, IOA has over 50 branch offices in the U.S., and an international office in London. With more than 1,000 associates, IOA specializes in providing insurance solutions forbusinesses in many industries. For more information about IOA contact Laurel Tenuto at or visit