• The HBC Story

    In 1961, Bernard “Bud” Brown and George Hoffman came together to form Hoffman Brown Company. This partnership established the simple founding principle that still guides our business today: “Do the right thing, every day.”

    In 1994, Steve Brown took over as the firm’s President. He and the Hoffman Brown team have worked together to nurture a company that has grown to more than 50 team members, serving both individual clients and a remarkable range of businesses and institutions.

    In November 2021, Hoffman Brown Company partnered with Acrisure, one of the largest and most creative independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. This new and exciting partnership affords the HBC staff the far-reaching resources needed to provide clients with an even broader range of insurance solutions and risk management options. Acrisure is comprised of innovative industry specialists committed to securing the coverage that our insureds desire. Additionally, this partnership provides increased access to more comprehensive products, services, and carriers critical to designing a broad-based protective program. For more than half a century, HBC’s mission has always been securing the highest quality insurance policies, providing best-in-class personalized service, specialized products, and exclusive proprietary solutions.

    Hoffman Brown’s success in the marketplace is tied to its ability to create a positive, cooperative work environment built around teamwork, professionalism, personal satisfaction, client empathy and service to both clients and community. Staff retention is superior, company profits are shared and community service is woven into the fabric of HBC’s culture.

  • Our Approach

    From leadership to account executives to support staff, the people of Hoffman Brown keep a relentless focus on the satisfaction of our clients regardless of size. Thanks to the firm’s long-term view, perhaps it is no surprise that nearly ninety-five percent of our clients were referred by existing clients, as well as CPAs, attorneys, business managers and other service professionals who feel confident in the skills and knowledge of the Hoffman Brown team.

    For business organizations with loss control needs, Hoffman Brown offers the services of its Loss Control Department to help improve workplace safety before the problems occur. After touring your facilities and conducting a thorough evaluation of current operations, our loss control specialist will provide you with specific recommendations that can result in a safer, more productive work environment.

    Furthermore, should you ever experience a loss, you will not be on your own. Hoffman Brown’s Claims Department supports you by working closely with the insurance carrier responsible for resolving your claim. It is just one more way that we deliver on our commitment to client service beyond the initial sale.

  • HBC Serves

    The firm’s commitment to the community is highlighted by HBC Serves, an internal program that allows HBC team members and their families to identify community needs and opportunities for service. The resulting outreach reflects the wide range of causes important to the HBC team — from distributing food for the hungry to organizing blood drives, from teams that walk to support cures for disease to helping build homes for families who need a safe, secure place to live. In addition to helping many worthy causes, HBC Serves strengthens the spirit of teamwork and family that is an integral part of our organizational ideals.

    A fundamental aspect of Hoffman Brown Company’s core values is giving back to the communities in which we work and live. HBC has a long history of social responsibility and early in the establishment of our company it became abundantly clear that working to make our world a better place and doing well in business is intertwined, especially in a service business like ours.

    Each year, the entire HBC Team is engaged in the process of selecting which organizations will be supported and embraced. We actively take a ‘hands on’ approach by assembling, distributing, painting, cleaning and volunteering around town. A critical component of all of our initiatives is to include not only the HBC Teammates but also their families and friends. In addition, we welcome both our carrier partners and clients to participate. We continue to learn that the more that we do together the greater the impact we will all make. A few of our projects have included:

    • Preparing 1000’s of meals and packages for Los Angeles homeless children and families
    • We assembled and shipped more than 25,000 Care packages to American Soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan
    • We provided Holiday gifts to dozens of needy families throughout Los Angeles
    • We regularly conducted Clothing Drives for those in need
    • We donated more than 2,000 pairs of socks to the Veterans Administration, San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission and L.A. Family Housing
    • We assembled Thanksgiving Dinners in a box and delivered them to local distribution centers for those that would have gone without
    • We volunteered at a variety of locals charities
    • We participated in numerous run/walks throughout Los Angeles for various causes
    • Our Team has taken leadership roles in countless L.A. charities, churches and temples
    • We regularly conduct on-site blood drives benefiting Cedars-Sinai Hospital blood bank
    • Contributing hundreds of pallets of food to SOVA, L.A. Family Housing & MEND
    • We made more than 100 hygiene and food kits, as well as winter blankets, and distributed them to homeless individuals living on the streets of Los Angeles
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  • HBC Recognized

    Honored multiple times by:

    • Best Places to Work in Insurance – Best Companies Group – Business Insurance
    • Best Places to Work in Los Angeles – Los Angeles Business Journal
    • 2011 Congratulations for 50 years in Business: United States Senate, United States Congress and City of Los Angeles
    • Best Corporate Citizen- City of Los Angeles and California State Assembly
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