Our Difference

Our Difference

The expertise to deliver
tailored solutions

For over 50 years, Burns & Wilcox has been uniquely focused on the success of the agents and brokers with whom we work. No matter the type of coverage, from the more routine to the large, complex and hard-to place, our 2000+ professionals possess a relentless commitment to applying their expertise to their clients’ needs day in and day out. This results in the right answer, right now for both long-term partners and new relationships.



2023 H.W. Kaufman Group Total Sales


committed to wholesale with no retail operations

Better decision-making through knowledge and insights

Our collective knowledge and our insatiable desire to unearth new insights enable us to partner with you in arriving at optimal choices that result in the right coverage for your particular needs. 

Finding the right solution for all of your client needs – fast

Burns & Wilcox is, at its core, a solutions-based company. We’re proud of our ability to offer the perfect plan to match your needs. And to do it quickly, with ultimate efficiency and attention to detail. 
Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, focused exclusively on wholesale brokerage, delivers comprehensive solutions founded in quality outcomes, precision, agility and knowledge-based results.

The scale, access and expertise to service any transaction 

As the largest independent insurance wholesaler and MGA operation in North America, with over 2,000 dedicated and experienced professionals, you won’t have to look far to find the expertise that best fits your needs.  

The Power of Our Partnership

Our commitment to the brokers and agents we serve is one of the many reasons Burns & Wilcox is a leader in delivering specialty insurance solutions.

Awards and Recognitions

We’re proud of the recognition we receive from our peers and our industry.

IBA Five Star MGA’s

2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016

Insurance Insider US Honors MGA/MGU of the Year


IBA Top Insurance Employer

2023, 2022, 2021, 2020



Great Place to Work

July 2023-July 2024
July 2022-July 2023
July 2021-July 2022
July 2020-July 2021

IBA Top Specialist Brokers

2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 & 2018

IBA Elite Women Listing

2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016

IBA Hot 100

2023, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016

Global 100 Award

2023, 2021 & 2020

IBA Rising Stars Awards

2023, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2012

Business Insurance Break Out Awards

2022, 2020, 2018 & 2017

Business Insurance Hall of Fame



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Burns & Wilcox is the industry-leader in providing specialty insurance solutions. How we got here begins with roots established decades ago.

In 1969, the late Herbert W. Kaufman established Burns & Wilcox as an insurance wholesaler to provide brokers and agents with unique access to a variety of insurance markets and help place their specialty risks.  

Mr. Kaufman began his career as a retail insurance agent. He set out to build a better wholesale platform that would partner with insurance companies and improve the standard of service provided to retail brokers and agents.  

Today the entrepreneurial spirit of Burns & Wilcox continues to thrive under the direction of Mr. Kaufman’s son, Alan Jay Kaufman, the company’s Chairman, President and CEO. Burns & Wilcox now stretches to 60 offices throughout North America and includes more than 2,000 professionals. Under the stewardship of Mr. Kaufman, Burns & Wilcox has grown to over $2 billion in annual premiums through a series of strategic acquisitions, technical advancements and organic growth.  

Our Brand Ambassadors

Our Brand Ambassadors

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Putting in the hard work to ensure success, these sponsorship members of Team Burns & Wilcox make us proud and set an example of excellence for all.   


Build Your
Career With Us

We at Burns & Wilcox are always looking for talented, motivated, hungry-for-the-right solutions individuals. You’ll work alongside established professionals with insights and knowledge to spare. You’ll also enjoy generous company benefits and the opportunity to work in a vibrant, diverse and forward-thinking environment.


Build Your
Business With Us

We do much more than just personal insurance. We’re the perfect partner for businesses and agents looking to build their bottom line. Our experts will work hand-in-hand with you to identify opportunities, implement solutions and forge the right path to the future for your clientele.