Brown & Brown, Inc

About Brown & Brown, Inc


The company that was to become Brown & Brown Insurance was founded in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1939 by cousins J. Adrian Brown and Charles Covington Owen. In 1959, Adrian Brown’s son, Hyatt, took leadership of the family business. Under his leadership, the Brown & Brown vision of a lean and decentralized profit-oriented organization came into focus. In 1997, Brown & Brown became publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. The company has continued to thrive under the leadership of J. Powell Brown who took over as CEO in 2009, becoming the third generation of Brown’s to lead the company.

Powered by a culture that values individual initiative and instills in each teammate an indomitable “can-do” attitude, Brown & Brown is arguably the most efficient operating platform in the insurance brokerage business. Brown & Brown consistently delivers high-quality placement and service to a broad array of accounts. With a precise and focused acquisition strategy, Brown & Brown has become one of the insurance industry’s most powerful and influential leaders.


As an independent insurance intermediary, Brown & Brown provides a variety of insurance products and services through our licensed subsidiaries. Our four major business divisions provide insurance products and services to general businesses, corporations, governmental institutions, professional organizations, trade associations, families, and individuals.

Built on integrity, innovation, superior capabilities, and stability, we thrive in the competitive insurance environment. Our culture of success enables us to identify new opportunities, adapt our products and services to best meet market demands, and satisfy the various needs of our clients.

Our drive to provide the best service to our clients has made us one of the largest and most respected independent insurance intermediaries in the nation with more than 75 years of continuous service. Brown & Brown is ranked as the sixth largest insurance intermediary in the United States and seventh in the world by Business Insurance. We are listed on the NYSE as BRO.


Since our beginning, we’ve known that doing the best for our clients requires constant persistence and vision. The cheetah, which represents vision, swiftness, strength, and agility, embodies our corporate culture and has served as a symbol for our company since 1983.


Brown & Brown brings national strength with local presence to every client. With more than 75 years of experience, we’ve become a leading insurance partner simply because we craft insurance differently: by using our experience, our carrier relationships, and our customer-centric focus to deliver superior service and solutions to our clients, big and small. With a team that’s as connected nationally as it is locally, we’re able to give each client the personalized service you want from a local agency and the exceptional peace-of-mind protection that you expect from a top 10 brokerage firm.

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