About Brown Insurance Group

About Brown Insurance Group

| March 17, 2020

The Brown Insurance Group of Highland, IN is an independent insurance agency that delivers a recognizable difference to our clients through innovative and cost effective insurance, risk management, human resources and employee benefit solutions. We have been delivering great customer service for over 74 years! 

Brown Insurance Group delivers an extensive portfolio of products and services to cover your commercial, residential, and life insurance needs through its unique combination of thoughtful insight and business acumen.

Humbly established after World War II, a local visionary by the name of Harry Koester founded a small real estate and insurance enterprise and ultimately passed it along to his apprentice Clyde Brown. Through hard work, long hours and the core values of care, integrity, and community, Clyde’s reputation for service helped this small venture grow rapidly.

Today, 73 years and a generation after its founding, these same core principles have elevated Brown Insurance Group to one of the most respected and valued insurance agencies in Indiana.

As a testament to that level of respect and value, Brown Insurance Group was invited to partner with Keystone Insurer’s Group in 2007. Keystone is an esteemed partnership of more than 270 independent insurance agencies throughout the country that support each other with the expertise, national resources, and relationships that make each affiliated agency greater than the sum of all its parts.

“We’ve been very fortunate to be chosen as a pioneer partner to represent Keystone in Indiana,” said Tom Brown, Clyde’s son and current owner. “As a partner in one of the nation’s largest agencies, we are in the unique position to offer the expertise, service and client-centric solutions our clients expect, while providing the benefits of working with people you know and trust.”

What does that mean to you?

Brown Insurance Group has been able to expand its insurance services to include residential, commercial, employee benefits and life. Personal services include home, auto, valuables, watercraft and motorcycle, and more. Commercial services include programs for small business owners to large commercial enterprises such as employee benefits, environmental and foreign liability, and a wide array of industry specific programs designed for everything from restaurants to associations and governmental entities.

“Because we are a member of Keystone, we are able to offer you all of our services at a tremendous competitive advantage,” Tom said. “Our purchasing power is much greater because we collectively represent billions in annual sales. This volume creates preferred relationships with exceptional insurers, and we leverage those relationships for competitive terms that benefit our clients.”

Tom explained that becoming a member of Keystone is an honor, one that comes by invitation only. “When Keystone expands into a state, they have done their research. They look to leaders of state associations, insurance companies and industry vendors for agencies that meet their strict requirements of compassion, community, and strong business values. Choosing us was a testament to what my father built and passed along to me. It’s with a great sense of responsibility and tradition that we adhere to those principles and values every day in order to serve our customers.”

Succinctly, it means you get the best of both worlds: a community-minded agent who’s been part of the Region his entire life with the power of hundreds of organizational resources at your disposal.

Brown Insurance Group is a member of Munster, Highland-Griffith, and Schererville Chambers of Commerce. We also partner with organizations such as the Munster Lions Club on annual events, the North Township Annual Coat Drive, True North Training Stables for at risk youth, and with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. And its team volunteers at local town events and community school reading programs.

The company has grown, but Tom stays true to his small-town roots and values. “We work hard, and we have fun,” he said. “We’re here to serve our community and help you protect what matters most. We get it, and we don’t forget.”

Small town values, big time resources. Brown Insurance Group -- the perfect combination to protect you and yours.

We look forward to working with you!