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Who We Are

Welcome to Brown & Brown of Washington Inc. – Tacoma!

Our philosophy here is always to honor our customers’ insurance programs by providing high value service through our team of qualified, dedicated professionals. We believe in matching the level of concern and diligence that you bring to your own organization, employees, and families. As one of the ten largest insurance brokers in the nation, Brown & Brown focuses on leveraging our substantial premium volume and our range of vendor and insurer relationships on behalf of our customers.

Culture Statement

“Brown & Brown is a lean, decentralized, highly competitive, profit-oriented sales and service organization comprised of people of the highest integrity and quality, bound together by clearly defined goals and prideful relationships.”

Our Office

In June of 2016, our Tacoma office moved to its current location in the bustling intersection of 21st Street and Pacific Ave (affectionately known as “Pac Ave”). Situated in the heart of downtown, and constructed from red brick and exposed pine beams, our new office boasts a unique, stylish aesthetic all its own.

“At Brown and Brown, we realize that our organization is a reflection of the local communities that we serve. We are a national company that thinks, moves, and makes decisions on a local level. It was a no brainier for our organization to sign a long-term lease in the heart of downtown Tacoma, a community in which our agency roots date back to the 1800’s. Our team will continue to serve this community and our clients ad infinitum.” (William S. [Billy] Hobson, Executive Vice President)

Our Roots

Brown & Brown of WA Inc. – Tacoma boasts a legacy of excellence in insurance. The firm itself is a longtime staple of the Puget Sound business community – predating its Brown & Brown appellation by more than a century.

Since the formation of Sampson & Durgin (a Tacoma-based real estate and insurance agency) in 1888, the brokerage has sustained throughout a long line of successful mergers and partnerships, culminating in the 2001 acquisition of Raleigh, Schwartz, & Powell by Brown & Brown Insurance.

Our Tacoma office is both aware and proud of our heritage: a hallway near the foyer boasts a series of printed artifacts from across the firm’s history, including an original policy dated November 10, 1892. Fast-forward 130+ years and our office is still going strong, as our teammates remain passionately committed to brokering the best insurance for the South Sound community.

We have always had exceptional service from Brown & Brown, even when team members changed. They don’t just sell us an insurance package and then disappear until renewal time. They are proactive and are interested in our education. We are very pleased with the attention paid to our account.”


Financial Institution

I love what I do because I work with incredible people that care about what they do, to say nothing of the fact that they have fun doing it. No day is the same as the last, here at Brown & Brown. We serve wonderful clients in nearly every industry imaginable, and we take our role as their trusted advisor very seriously.”

Billy S. Hobson

President, Brown & Brown - Tacoma