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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.

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“Commitment to excellence begins at the top. I want you to know that my commitment is unwavering…”
ISO Quality Standard
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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.
  • Offices nationwide and licensed in all 50 states.
  • One of the Top 10 P/C wholesalers since 2014 (source: Business Insurance) and currently placing over $2.2 billion 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 ranked number 13 on the list of America’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces.
Wholesale Insights
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Navigating Risks with Parametric Insurance

June 1, 2024 - In an article published by The Rough Notes Company, Inc., B&R Principal and Broker Dawn Gordon explores parametric insurance, its relevance in the Florida market, and the future of parametric coverage.

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Brown & Riding looks to outgrow rivals as producer ownership hits 60%

May 31, 2024 - Brown & Riding President and CEO, Jeff Rodriguez, was recently interviewed by E&S Insurer regarding the firm’s marked growth and how its unique operating model has it well-positioned for long-term, national organic growth, true specialization, continued investment in staff, and upholding its strong focus on better customer solutions and service.

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Owners Protective Professional Indemnity Insurance

May 30, 2024 - Chairman and National Construction Practice Leader, Chris Brown, discusses Owners Protective Professional Indemnity (OPPI) insurance and its strategic value to construction project owners in helping protect themselves against significant losses, due to negligence by the professionals they hire.

Press Releases
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Construction specialist joins New York office

Brown & Riding is pleased to announce the addition of Rina Visconti, construction specialist, to its National Casualty Practice.

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B&R adds new Broker to New York office

Brown & Riding is pleased to announce the addition of Justin Mansfield to its National Casualty Practice, furthering the firm's presence and capabilities in the state of New York.

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Bill Stratico appointed National Professional Liability Practice Leader

Brown & Riding proudly announces the appointment of Bill Stratico as National Professional Liability Practice Leader.

Company Awards
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5-Star Wholesale Broker 2024

For the eighth year in a row, Brown & Riding has been recognized as a “5-Star Wholesale Broker” by Insurance Business America.

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Best Places to Work in Insurance 2023

For a sixth consecutive year, Brown & Riding has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Insurance” by Business Insurance.

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America’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces

Brown & Riding has been ranked number 13 in America's 100 Most Loved Workplaces® 2023, presented by Newsweek.

Employee Recognition
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2024 Break Out Awards

Daniel Filbey has been named a 2024 Break Out Award winner by Business Insurance.

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Top Specialist Wholesale Brokers 2024

David Chipp, Nick Kuchulis, and Lisa Rodriguez have been recognized as 2024 Top Specialist Wholesale Brokers by Insurance Business America.

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Global 100 2023

Brown & Riding's Cristi Carrington has been named one of 2023's "Global 100" by Insurance Business America.

Contact Brown & Riding

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

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