No Other Wholesaler Empowers Retail Brokers Like Brown & Riding.

We apply a few basic principles on a consistent basis to earn your trust and confidence, which helps ensure that your experience with Brown & Riding is a refreshing change.

We have a clear vision: We’re working every day to produce a best-in-class experience and superior outcomes for our teammates and trading partners. To realize that vision, we focus on achieving an equally clear mission: Remaining a fiercely independent firm that is continuously raising the standard of excellence for the wholesale insurance brokerage industry.

Chairman’s message
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“Commitment to excellence begins at the top. I want you to know that my commitment is unwavering…”
ISO Quality Standard

The ISO 9000 family is the world’s best-known quality management standard for companies and organizations. In 2003, Brown & Riding became the first-ever wholesale insurance brokerage in the U.S. to successfully implement a Quality Management System certified to ISO 9001.

Our Quality Management System (QMS) ensures your business is being handled with the highest service standards and levels of consistency, no matter who you work with in our organization. Achieving and maintaining this quality standard and certification is an extensive process.

Key Facts:

  • 40+ years in business. Founded in San Francisco, CA in 1980.
  • 20 offices across the U.S. and licensed in all 50 states and Canada.
  • One of the top five P&C wholesalers since 2014 (source: Business Insurance) and currently placing over $2B in annual premium.
  • 100% owned and managed by key employees with a “Best Place to Work” positive culture that attracts and retains top talent.
  • Our long-term internal perpetuation strategy offers top professionals industry-leading ownership and wealth-building opportunities and ensures we stay free from conflicts of interests with our clients and insurance carrier partners.
  • Specialists – Our professional staff are organized by specialty product and industry practice groups, tied together by a strong culture of teamwork and high standards. Our clients benefit from the collective expertise of our diverse, cohesive nationwide team.
  • We offer coordinated placement and service across multiple specialist coverage lines. With broad market access and deep relationships, we’re structured to handle and focus on larger, more complex deals.
  • Internationally-recognized ISO 9001 Quality Certification since 2003 – The first ever wholesale insurance brokerage in the U.S. to achieve this certification and held to the highest professional standards.
  • Proprietary, state-of-the-art, 24/7 Secure Client Portal providing fully transparent marketing on submissions.
  • Serial recipient of the 5-Star Wholesaler Award from the retail broker community, driven by 20 years of client feedback collected from thousands of real transactions used to continually improve processes and services.
Brown & Riding is honored to be named one of the “Best Places to Work in Insurance” for the fifth consecutive year.
Wholesale Insights

Emerging Risks in the Green Energy Revolution

December 15, 2022 - Understanding the emerging issues in the energy sector helps us be a better source and advocate for clients. As agents and brokers, we cannot abandon fossil fuel (especially natural gas) clients, and we must continue to press for capacity and innovative risk solutions for these clients.

Insurance Industry Partners with University

November 14, 2022 - Brown & Riding is proud to be one of five Council member firms to partner with The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB) and the University of Mississippi's RMI program to increase access to careers in the insurance industry by supporting the launch of a new insurance certificate program.

What are your risks for sexual abuse claims?

October 2, 2022 - A standalone SAM policy offers the benefits of crisis communication, victim support, forensic investigation, and legal advice. In addition, speaking with your broker before an incident occurs keeps your organization protected.

Press Releases

Chris Bading appointed National Property Practice Leader

Brown & Riding is pleased to announce that Chris Bading has been named National Property Practice Leader.

B&R headquarters moves to Dallas, Texas

Brown & Riding centralizes its headquarters to Dallas, Texas.

B&R adds new Senior Casualty Broker

Brown & Riding is pleased to announce the addition of Shani Markus to its National Casualty Practice.

Company Awards

Best Places to Work in Insurance 2022

Brown & Riding has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Insurance” for the fifth year in a row.

Top 10 Largest P&C Wholesaler 2022

B&R named leading U.S. wholesaler for the ninth consecutive year.

Top Insurance Employers 2022

Insurance Business America (IBA) has named Brown & Riding a 2022 Top Insurance Employer.

Employee Recognition

“Hot 100” 2023

Brown & Riding's George Sella has been named one of 2023's "Hot 100" by Insurance Business America.

Council Foundation Scholarship

Elizabeth Fleming has received the Council Foundation Scholarship from The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB).

2022 Risk All Stars

Elizabeth Bounds has been recognized as a 2022 Risk All Star by Risk & Insurance.

Contact Brown & Riding

Company Headquarters
Brown & Riding
901 Main Street, Suite 3650
Dallas, TX 75202
phone: 972.402.6669

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