In 1969, Herbert W. Kaufman founded Burns & Wilcox to serve brokers and agents with specialty insurance products and services. In 1996, Alan Jay Kaufman acquired the company from his father and now serves as Chairman, President and CEO.
Burns & Wilcox has grown to become North America’s largest independently owned wholesale broker, with more than 40 offices spanning the continent. An autonomous entity not beholden to Wall Street, private equity or any financial institutions, Burns & Wilcox is a privately owned company whose standards of service and depth of underwriting and management talent are unsurpassed in the specialty insurance sector.
Today Burns & Wilcox is proud to access a trusted and expansive network of domestic and international insurance carriers to provide creative specialty insurance solutions to thousands of professional select agents and brokers.