Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Agency Underscores Aggressive Growth Strategy and Market Expansion


HOLMDEL, NJ (September 17, 2019) – Jacobson, Goldfarb & Scott, Inc. (JGS Insurance) today announced the acquisition of the John Manougian Insurance Agency (JMI) located in Silver Spring, MD.  Founder John Manougian will remain as a consultant, while Chris Manougian and Robin Manougian will serve as Vice Presidents along with the rest of the staff whom will continue to operate from the agency’s Silver Spring office.

JMI currently serves the needs of more than 600 community associations throughout the metro-Washington, DC area. The acquisition underscores JGS Insurance’s growth strategy in community associations as well as throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

“This acquisition made sense to us on so many levels,” said Vincent Hager, President of JGS Insurance. “Both entities have developed over the past four decades a specialty in community association business insurance, and both are family-owned businesses whose principals have known and respected each other for more than 25 years. JMI is well positioned to expand its portfolio into other commercial lines by leveraging our company’s resources.”

“This is a terrific marriage of two strong agencies,” added Robin Manougian. “We have worked with JGS Insurance and their wholesale division, Preferred Property Program, for many years, securing umbrella and other specialty products for our clients. They bring the strength of a larger infrastructure, additional markets, and a similar, strong philosophy on service that will allow us to represent our clients more efficiently in an ever-evolving industry climate. Where many agencies are selling to entities that have no real understanding of community associations, JGS Insurance understands the unique and complicated nature of community associations and the importance of keeping ahead of coverage exposures and trends. Our long-held goal – to be the most knowledgeable insurance practitioners, and to offer unparalleled service to our clients – perfectly aligns with JGS Insurance.”

JMI will continue to operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of JGS Insurance with Chris and Robin Manougian as the practice leaders.


About John Manougian Insurance

John Manougian Insurance Agency, Inc. was formed in 1970 as an independent agency and offers a full spectrum of insurance services for community associations, including professional insurance management, risk evaluation, loss prevention and risk management services, and claims analysis. The agency is based in Silver Spring, Maryland.


About JGS Insurance

Jacobson, Goldfarb & Scott, Inc. (JGS Insurance) was established in 1919 as an independent insurance agency that is privately owned. The two principal owners, Kenneth Hager and Vincent Hager, represent in excess of 40 carriers both national and regional. Based in Holmdel, NJ the company’s headquarters are in Bell Works and operates in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia. For more information, visit


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Michael Benedetto