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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies Buys New Wilkes-Barre Building

November 2, 2017

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Co. has purchased the Wilkes-Barre Center building on Public Square as it expands its national headquarters in the city’s downtown, officials announced Wednesday. The company expansion project is expected to create a total of 285 new family-sustaining jobs over a three-year period, bringing GUARD’s employment base in the city to 726 by Aug. 31, 2019. During…

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Governor Wolf Announces Creation of 285 New Jobs Through Expansion of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Headquarters in Wilkes-Barre

November 1, 2017

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced Berkshire Hathaway GUARD (GUARD), a commercial property and casualty insurance company, will expand its national headquarters in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, and create 285 new Pennsylvania jobs. "This project is a big win for Wilkes-Barre, both now and in the future," said Governor Wolf. "Major employers like GUARD recognizing the advantages and growth potential of Wilkes-Barre…

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Closes Deal to Buy Wilkes-Barre Building; New Jobs on the Way

November 1, 2017

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance didn’t have to look beyond the city for its new corporate headquarters, but it did consider other locations before deciding on a largely empty high-rise building downtown. The company ended months of speculation Wednesday, announcing it closed a deal to buy the Wilkes-Barre Center at 39 Public Square. A sales price was not disclosed. The move…

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GUARD Adds Miscellaneous Professional Liability; CEO Foguel Discusses Expansion

October 28, 2016

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies has begun offering a Miscellaneous Professional Liability policy in New Jersey with expansion into a half dozen more states targeted by year-end 2016. This new product is the latest development in an expansion plan kicked off in 2013. GUARD CEO and President Sy Foguel explains, "Our vision has been to become a one-stop shop for…

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Warren Buffett Touts GUARD’s Growth

May 9, 2016

Guard Insurance in downtown Wilkes-Barre has received accolades from billionaire Warren Buffet for its tremendous growth. Since the insurance company was acquired by a unit of Mr. Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway in October 2012, its number of employees has grown from 310 to 483, said Chief Operating Officer Carl Witkowski. Of the 483 employees, 396 are based in Wilkes-Barre and the…

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Adds Lawyers Professional Liability Program

March 23, 2016

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies is now offering a lawyers professional liability policy in California, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and the District of Columbia with ten more states planned in 2016. Available as either a complement to other policies or on a standalone basis, lawyers professional liability is designed to protect against financial losses due to negligence, errors, or…

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