About Us

Brown & Brown, Inc. is a leading insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses. With almost 80 years of proven success and thousands of teammates, we offer knowledge you can trust and strive to deliver superior customer service.

Who We Are

Brown & Brown, Inc. was founded in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1939 by cousins, J. Adrian Brown & Charles Covington Owen. In 1959, Adrian’s son, Hyatt, took leadership of the family business. Under his direction, the Brown & Brown vision of a lean and profit-oriented organization came into focus. In 1997, Brown & Brown became publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BRO). Since 2009, the company has continued to thrive under the leadership of J. Powell Brown, who became the third generation of the family to guide the company. Operating 240+ offices throughout the United States, England, and Bermuda, we provide a variety of insurance and reinsurance products and services. We are currently the 6th largest insurance brokerage in the U.S. and 8th in the world.

A key differentiator from our competitors is our decentralized operating model, which allows us to maintain prideful relationships with our customers, carriers and our local community. Our decentralized structure is key! It allows decisions to be made at the local level, eliminating rigid rules and bureaucratic interference that can slow progress and stifle new ideas. It also lends itself to high-quality customer service. Customer service is handled by teammates in local offices rather than centralized customer service teams within a corporate office.

Our History

Brown & Brown Insurance of Tennessee planted our roots in 2007 with the acquisition of Security Insurance. Within a year (2008), we added the Al Phillips Insurance Agency to our team. In 2009, we acquired Roussel & Associates and in 2011, we acquired First Horizon Insurance Agency from First Tennessee Bank. In 2017, we acquired Spann Insurance, and in 2018 we acquired Brindley Insurance Agency. We are working hard to fully integrate these acquisitions into our Brown & Brown culture.

Today, Brown & Brown Insurance of Tennessee has over 90 teammates handling accounts of all sizes in a wide variety of industries throughout Tennessee and across the country. As one of Brown & Brown’s largest Southeastern operations, our office provides a full range of brokerage and consulting services such as Business Insurance, Employee Benefits, Personal Insurance, and Surety Bonds.

Experience, dedication & accuracy. That is what we are made of.

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Our Offices


6 Cadillac Drive, Suite 200

Brentwood, TN 37027


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Republic Center, Suite 610

633 Chestnut Street

Chattanooga, TN 37450

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