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A Local Heritage

Our Culture Commitments


We are people with integrity.
We are committed to continuous improvement and development.
We are the Broker of Due Diligence.
We live by the “Power of We.”
We contribute our resources to the communities in which we live and work.
We are accountable for results.


Our Tacoma-based insurance firm actually predates our 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.

We at the Tacoma office are both aware and proud of our more than 130-year 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.


In March of 2018, our Tacoma office received a national spotlight when it was awarded the prestigious “Office of the Year” Award at the Corporate Annual Meeting of Brown & Brown Insurance for the second year in a row.

William (Billy) S. Hobson, President of Brown & Brown’s Tacoma office, accepted the award on behalf of the office, citing its unique blend of diligence, proficiency, and civic engagement as the catalyst for its success. In previous years, Brown & Brown Tacoma has also won the C. Roy Bridge Award for excellence and development in our Personal Lines Department.