George W. Brown Insurance Inc. was established in 1936 at 6 Market Street by George Brown and decades later upon his retirement was operated by his daughter Elizabeth Brown Shank until her passing in 2007. Mrs. Shank transferred the ownership before her passing and in 2007 and we began doing business as Brown Insurance Agency, LLC. In 2012 we moved our office location across the intersection to 182 N Mechanic Street.
We are believed to be the longest continuously operating insurance agency in the tri-state area with over 80 years in business.
Our staff has combined overall experience of nearly 80 years as well. Our customer service representative, Jane R. Hughes, has been with Brown insurance for over 45 years. Tony Whiteman joined the ownership group that purchased the agency in 2007 and is the managing partner/principal agent with over 20 years of experience. Wendy S. Ricker who also has over 20 years experience, joined Brown insurance in 2017. Our agents in Cumberland also have their AAI (Accredited Adviser in Insurance) professional designations. We have two other affiliate offices in Hancock, MD and Berkeley Springs, WV.
We represent many insurance carriers including Erie Insurance, State Auto Insurance, Allstate, Progressive, Foremost, JC Taylor, Aegis, etc. We have received several awards and special recognitions from our companies throughout the years for outstanding sales and service. We try to go above and beyond to help our clients. We specialize in home, auto, business, and life insurance. We also write RVs, ATVs, antique cars, bonds, motorcycles, boats, small contractors, etc. We are licensed in MD, WV, PA, and VA. We can handle most any personal or commercial insurance need.
We take great pride in the fact that we have had many customers for 20+, 30+, 40+, and even quite a few over 50 years. We think that says a lot about not only the companies we represent but more importantly about the service we provide. We have a large clientele base but we try to know everyone by name and treat them like family. This puts us in a unique position to take more of a consultative approach in serving our customers and truly helping them with their insurance needs.
We are also very active in the community and supportive of several non-profits as well as the local high schools. We are also a member of the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce. We sponsor several youth sports programs and charity events throughout the year.
Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:30-430 and we do special appointments when needed after hours and on weekends.