RetinQ Consulting Group, a leading provider of insurance consulting, F&I products and income development for the automotive dealership industry, announced the acquisition of Austin Consulting Group (ACG), a well-established auto dealership insurance consulting group based in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Starting July 2015, the two companies will operate under the single name of Austin Consulting Group, serving more auto dealerships than any other consulting firm in the nation.

"The staff and leadership at Austin Consulting Group will be a great asset for the auto dealerships we serve," said W. Robert Messer, managing partner of RetinQ Consulting Group. "As a cohesive company, we all share the goal of advocating for auto dealers to procure the best insurance coverage possible for their businesses. We will also have more resources to help with other aspects of their businesses, ranging from claims consulting and dealership loss prevention to recruitment and human capital development."

Together, the two companies have served more than 800 car dealerships in nearly every state in the US. The combined company will be based in Crystal Lake, Illinois, with offices in Greenwood Village, Colorado and Austin, Texas. Roger L. Beery, II, current president of ACG, will remain with the firm in an advisory capacity for at least the next three years.

"I am proud of the work that the ACG team and I have done for dealers over the last 35 years," said Beery. "This new partnership will help catapult ACG to the next level and allow the firm to offer a broader array of much-needed dealership consulting services."
Based in Crystal Lake, Illinois, RetinQ was founded in 2009 to help auto dealers manage their risk profile by procuring the best insurance coverage for the lowest possible price.

Austin Consulting Group (ACG) specializes in the analysis and bidding of auto dealer property and casualty insurance, including worker’s compensation. The company provides fee-based and objective auto dealership insurance and risk management consulting to help car dealerships make the best choice for their insurance needs.