About Us

Since Brown & Brown Garden City’s humble beginnings in lower Manhattan in 1904, we have grown into a leading insurance services firm. We provide comprehensive risk management and insurance services to a wide range of commercial, personal, and employee benefits insureds, including many specialty niche programs. We have built our reputation on technical proficiency, attention to detail, and tenacious advocacy for our clients. Unlike most of our competitors, our senior account executives have been with us for an average of over 15 years, with many exceeding 20 years or more. In a world where people change jobs frequently, this continuity of service allows our clients to develop lasting relationships and our staff to understand the insurance needs of each and every client. Many of our clients have been with us for decades, some for fifty years or more.
In 2007, Sobel Affiliates (now known as Brown & Brown Garden City) was acquired by Brown & Brown, Inc., the sixth largest insurance intermediary in the United States, with almost 10,000 teammates working in hundreds of offices across the country. While we are a New York Stock Exchange traded company (NYSE: BRO), unlike other large public brokers, our decentralized corporate culture is built on vision, speed, agility, and strength, which allows us to thrive in the very competitive insurance environment.