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After 104 years—and four generations—the time has come for the Burns family to re-imagine the future of The Burns Agency. We are thrilled to announce that The Burns Agency has been acquired by Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy, Inc.

The Burns family is proud to leave you—and our family’s legacy—in the hands of another local, family-owned, independent insurance agency. Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy (GKG) is a fourth-generation agency that shares many of the same values. GKG is well-known for their customer service, community involvement, and—most of all—their people.

Our goal with this transition is to minimize any disruption to you. You will continue to see familiar faces in the same places. The Burns Agency staff will remain in our Clinton office to serve you as we have for many years, now as part of the GKG team.

Following, we have outlined answers to a few more questions that you may have. We will continue to share updates with you.

While bittersweet, this acquisition demonstrates the strong commitment of both The Burns Agency and GKG to our community – and now to you, as a customer of GKG.

Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy looks forward to serving you for many years to come!


1What does this acquisition mean for me, as a client?
Our goal is to minimize any disruption to you during this transition. As far as the day goes, little will change. The Burns Agency is now The Burns Agency, a Division of Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy, Inc. And you are now a client of GKG. As a GKG client, you now have access to the full spectrum of services offered by GKG.
2What does this acquisition mean for The Burns Agency employees?
The Burns Agency employees are now GKG employees! They will remain available to take care of your needs and will also be exploring opportunities for professional growth as employees of GKG.
3Can I still visit the Clinton office?
Yes! The Clinton office is still accessible and open for walk-ins.
4Who is GKG?
Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy (GKG) is an independent insurance agency. Our areas of expertise include Personal Lines, Commercial Lines, Risk Management, Employee Benefits, and Retirement. GKG is a fourth-generation, family owned business. Lawrence T Gilroy III (Larry) has been President of GKG since 1990. He previously served as President of a predecessor firm EF & JS Kernan, which he joined in 1985. Lawrence T. Gilroy IV (Tom) joined the agency in 2019. Today, Tom is a Strategic Business Advisor and serves as a member of our leadership team. Established in and committed to Central New York, we are headquartered at 210 Clinton Road, New Hartford, NY. We pride ourselves in being a local agency with a global reach; today, GKG manages risk in all 50 states and across the globe. As an established local employer, our team consists of over 60 individuals with a diverse range of experiences, knowledge, and expertise.
5How can I get in touch if I have any questions?

Except for email addresses, all contact information remains the same.

  • Main Line:(315) 853-5052
  • Fax: (315) 853-6356
  • Office Address: 29 West Park Row, Clinton, NY 13323
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 363, Clinton, NY 13323
NEW! All team members now have GKG email addresses. Don't worry, if you mistakenly send anything to their former email address in the coming weeks, it will be rerouted to their new address.