Tacoma’s Pilkey Hopping & Ekberg (PHE) Insurance Brokers announced recently that it had acquired Taylor-Thomason Insurance Brokers, another area firm.

The two firms have been offering insurance services to the South Sound and Tacoma areas for generations. PHE has been in business for the last 124 years, with Taylor-Thomason established in 1937 in the home of its founder, Tom Taylor, Sr.

“We are excited to bring together two great insurance agencies who share deep history in the community, similar core values, and a commitment to delivering professional service to families and businesses in the South Sound,” PSE President Reid Ekberg said in an email.

The acquisition deal closed earlier this month. Together, the firms will continue to offer personal, life, health, employee-benefit, and business-insurance services, per a PHE press release.