Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Allied Insurance Brokers last week announced that it has been awarded its 14th consecutive Assurex/PAR Excellence Award for quality management and customer service. “Allied’s dedication to customer service is a foundation of this company,” said Martin O’Brien, president. “We are proud that our commitment to client service has been recognized again in 2006.” Assurex Global, a worldwide network of insurance brokers, sponsors the PAR Quality Management Program and the annual quality award. The award is conferred only to a select group of agents and brokers in recognition of their employees' total commitment to excellence in client service. Allied Insurance Brokers specializes exclusively in providing commercial property and casualty insurance and risk management services to commercial businesses and other organizations in all 50 states. Allied’s niche markets include scaffolding, cranes, lumber, building materials and wood products, equipment rental dealers, and health and human services.