• About Brown & Brown Empire State

    About Brown & Brown Empire State

About Brown & Brown Empire State

Our Philosophy

National Strength, Local Execution

Brown & Brown is a highly-competitive, sales and service organization, comprised of people of the highest integrity and quality, bound together by clearly defined goals and prideful relationships.

Brown & Brown Empire State has thrived on the philosophies of decentralization and “collective wisdom.” This approach, not found in any of our national competitors, allows us to deliver a heightened level of expertise, creativity and service to our clients so they can achieve their risk management goals.

Through this way of thinking, Brown & Brown Empire State is able to offer greater flexibility to all of our clients by unbundling services and creating custom insurance packages to meet specific needs. We also negotiate with all of our carriers on a local level, ensuring all of our clients receive the best insurance packages at the best prices.

Rich Central New York Tradition

Over 105 years ago, our Brown & Brown Empire State office started as The Young Agency, Inc. and later merged with Brown & Brown, Inc. in 2001. Because of The Young Agency's outstanding integrity and unwavering passion for delivering excellent insurance coverage, the transition was seamless and a natural fit for Brown & Brown.

As a testament to the success of this merger, the leadership team is comprised of staff members whose length of service commitment range from 20 – 40+ years. This longevity and stability of institutional knowledge serves our clients well due to the relationships forged with our trusted insurance carriers, local businesses and community organizations, now spanning more than a century.

About Our National Office

Brown & Brown is recognized as one of the largest and most respected independent insurance intermediaries in the nation with over 75 years of continuous service. It is ranked the seventh largest insurance intermediary in the world and the sixth largest in the United States. Continually ranked in Forbes magazine’s annual list of America’s 200 Best Small Companies, the Brown & Brown footprint includes some 37 states and London, England, and offers insurance programs, products and services through 190 Retail, Wholesale Brokerage, National Programs and Services office network.


  • The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
  • Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of NY Inc. (IIABNY)
  • Independent Insurance Agents of CNY, Inc. (IIACNY)
  • Independent Insurance Agents of the Southern Tier
  • Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce
  • Trusted Choice Independent Insurance Agents
  • Chemung County Chamber of Commerce
  • Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC)
  • Society of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU)
  • National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU)
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • Manufacturers Association of CNY (MACNY)
  • Central New York Society for Human Resource Managers (SHRM)
  • Syracuse Builders Exchange
  • Leadership Greater Syracuse (LGS)
  • General Building Contractors (GBC)
  • Subcontractors Association of CNY (SACNY)
  • Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
  • CenterState CEO