POWERS Insurance and Benefits, along with sister company Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new headquarters which will be located in the City of St. Louis at 6825 Clayton.

POWERS and VIAA will occupy the 17,000-square-foot building’s second and third floors, and the first floor will be available for lease. E404, LLC is the general contractor, and Comfort Architecture is the architect for the state-of-the-art three-story building. Anticipated occupancy is Spring, 2017.

Pictured from left to right are Pierce Powers, III and his son Daniel; Elizabeth Powers, POWERS’ Director of Agency Development; Sue Powers; Henry Powers, VIAA’s Director of Business Development; Art Perry, president of the 28th Ward; Lyda Krewson, Ward 28 Alderman; Pierce Powers, Jr., POWERS’ CEO, and; attorney Carl Lang.

“Moving our headquarters after 25 years is a huge step for both companies, but we are very excited to join the Hi-Pointe neighborhood,” said POWERS’ CEO Pierce Powers, Jr. “We look forward to many more years of growth and success in our new home.”

POWERS Insurance and Benefits, one of the largest family owned and operated independent insurance agencies in the bi-state region, has been located at 7745 Carondelet Ave. in Clayton, Mo. for nearly 25 years. Founded in 2006, VIAA is also located at the same address. The alliance generates more than $125 million in written premium and is the regional founding member in Missouri and Southern Illinois for the Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance (SIAA), a $6 billion national insurance coalition. SIAA, the nation’s largest partnership of independent insurance agencies, consists of high caliber firms that share the common goal of serving their clients and their communities.

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