Brown & Brown of Central Louisiana was formed in December of 2008 with the acquisition and merger of Alexander & Bolton, Inc. and Insurance 1, Inc. Both of these agencies were well known in the community as two of the oldest and most respected agencies in the area.
In the years since the merger and acquisition, our agency has flourished – adding new staff members and growing our book of business. In addition, our carriers include EMC, America First, Travelers, CNA, Zurich, Hartford, Great American, LWCC, LUBA, Summit, Amerisafe and Stonetrust.
Alexander & Bolton, Inc. was founded in 1890 by James Wallace Alexander with his appointment as an agent by Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. After expanding to a general insurance agency, he purchased a competing agency and formed the J.W. Alexander Insurance Agency, Ltd. J.W. Alexander later completed a merger with the Bolton & Lewis Insurance Agency, forming Alexander, Bolton & Lewis Insurance Agency. Alexander, Bolton & Lewis established themselves as insurance specialists in the lumber industry. After W. R. Lewis resigned from the firm, the name was changed to Alexander & Bolton. Control of the agency was maintained by the Bolton family for three generations until its acquisition by Brown and Brown in 2008.
The roots for Insurance 1, Inc. can be traced back to 1928 with the founding of the Bradford Insurance Agency by H. F. Bradford. The Bradford Insurance agency was well known for its expertise in the construction industry. This agency was controlled by the Bradford family since its inception and eventually merged with Frank Daniel Insurance in 1981 and became Insurance 1, Inc. Soon after the formation of Insurance 1, Inc., the agency was merged with the Brian Duke Agency and joined by Martin Heyman, who later became a partner after the retirement of Frank Daniel. Martin Heyman, Brian Duke, Jr., and James Bradford, Jr. operated Insurance 1, Inc. for 14 years until its acquisition by Brown and Brown in 2008.
We invite you to contact us anytime for all of your insurance needs. Our friendly, professional staff will be glad to answer any questions and provide you with prompt quotes upon request.
Post Office Box 5545 (71307)
Alexandria Louisiana 71303