North Bay Business Journal Names Heffernan Insurance Brokers as the 5th Largest P&C Agency

Walnut Creek, California (EastBayDaily) — Heffernan Insurance Brokers’ Petaluma office was named the 5th largest P&C Agency by the North Bay Business Journal this month. The ranking, which was based on 2011 premium volume, was up two places from last year when the office ranked 7th.

The Petaluma office’s total 2011 premiums equaled $57.8 million. Heffernan Insurance Brokers’ Elizabeth Bishop runs the office, which employs 15 agents who work hard targeting various industries including nonprofits, hospitality, food, wine, manufacturing, agri-business, schools, transportation and construction. The office also provides auto and homeowners insurance, and other personal lines.

In addition, Heffernan Insurance Brokers specialize in nonprofit insurance. The agency also encourages its employees in all nine locations to volunteer for local nonprofits and participate in fundraising events for local nonprofits. In 2011, Heffernan donated 22% of profit to charity.

About Heffernan Insurance Brokers:

Heffernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Heffernan provides insurance and financial services products to a range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Heffernan has offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA.; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO and New York, NY.

Employee-owned, Heffernan Insurance Brokers was named the Top Mid-Sized Broker in the United States to Work for in 2009 by Business Insurance Magazine. The firm has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003 by donating more than $2.5 million to local charities.

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Julianne Freed


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