Brown and Brown Acquires The Harris Agency

April 10, 2001

Brown and Brown has purchased The Harris Agency, a Manassas, Virginia agency founded more than a century ago. The transaction was effective April 1, 2001.

The Harris Agency, established in 1897 and purchased by Loy Harris in 1965, is located in historic Manassas, Virginia. The agency serves the personal and business insurance needs of clients in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

The current management, including Richard Zaring, Carrie Roberts and staff, will continue to operate the agency at its current location as a free-standing Brown & Brown operation.

Linda Downs, Brown & Brown’s Regional Executive Vice President responsible for Virginia operations, said, “We are very excited to have this team of experienced insurance professionals join Brown & Brown. The Harris Agency represents a terrific entree for our Company into Northern Virginia and gives us a presence of eleven offices throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

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