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V W Brown Insurance Service
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  • Home
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V W Brown Insurance Service

Independent Insurance Agent in Columbia, MD

About us

Excellent Agents, Proactive Coverage

With all the challenges companies and families face nowadays, no one has time to become an insurance expert, that's why you hire us. We are an experienced group of professionals who analyze the various insurance and non-insurance options available -- and suggest the best plan for your needs.

We are independent agency that ensure you are in a position to make a knowledgeable decision. That is the kind of team you'll find at VW Brown Insurance Service.

Personal and Commercial Lines insurance experts

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An independent insurance agent will make sure that your business is covered in the event of a catastrophe or sudden loss.

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Get multiple quotes on your homeowners insurance with one phone call. Let an independent agent shop for you.

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If a data breach does happen, it's a wise decision to have a cyber liability insurance policy to help your company stay secure.

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An independent insurance agent will walk you through top umbrella policy options to make sure you have the proper coverage to tackle above and beyond claims.

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Restaurant insurance is a combo platter of coverage that protects your customers, employees, property and inventory.

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Hotel insurance is a very specific type of business insurance that's been tailored to meet the unique coverage needs of your business. Talk to an independent agent.

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Why choose V W Brown Insurance Service

States we serve

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • DC
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Our insurance coverages

Personal insurance coverage

  • Automobile
  • Boat
  • Builders Risk / Construction
  • Collectible Auto
  • Condo
  • Earthquake
  • Farm
  • Flood
  • Health
  • Home
  • Identity Fraud
  • Landlord
  • Motorcycle
  • Other
  • Personal Watercraft
  • Pet
  • Renters
  • Short-Term / Sharing
  • Snowmobile
  • Special Event
  • Travel Trailer
  • Umbrella
  • Vacant Land
  • Valuable Items

Business insurance coverage

  • Bonds
  • Builders Risk
  • Business Owners Package (BOP)
  • Business Vehicle
  • Contractors Equipment
  • Cyber Liability
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Errors & Omissions
  • General Liability
  • Inland Marine
  • Other
  • Professional Liability
  • Property
  • Umbrella / Excess
  • Workers' Compensation

Life & Annuties coverage

  • Life

Industries we serve

  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
  • Construction
  • Educational Services
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Information
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Manufacturing - Food / Beverage / Textiles / Apparel / Leather
  • Manufacturing - Metal / Machinery / Computer / Electrical / Transportation / Furniture
  • Manufacturing - Wood / Paper / Paper / Mining / Plastics
  • Other Services (except Public Administration)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • Public Administration
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
  • Retail - Sporting Goods / Hobby / Music / General / Misc.
  • Retail - Vehicle / Home / Furniture / Building / Garden / Food / Health / Gas / Clothing
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Utilities
  • Wholesale Trade

V W Brown Insurance Service Team

Andrea Burch - Personal Lines Support
Andrea Burch
Personal Lines Support
(240) 644-1785
Angela Ripley - Principal
Angela Ripley
(410) 910-0212
  • CIC
  • CRM
Brenda Smith - Commercial Lines Account Executive
Brenda Smith
Commercial Lines Account Executive
(410) 910-0213
Chris Hulver - Marketing
Chris Hulver
(240) 644-1781
  • CRIS
Christy Bratz - Personal Lines Account Executive
Christy Bratz
Personal Lines Account Executive
(240) 644-1796
Ed Geisler - Producer
Ed Geisler
(703) 385-2066
Erin Bowley
Erin Bowley
Julie Sisk - Personal Lines Account Executive
Julie Sisk
Personal Lines Account Executive
(410) 910-0205
Kelly Salmon - Commercial Lines Support
Kelly Salmon
Commercial Lines Support
(240) 644-1334
Kimberly Kersting - Commercial Lines Account Executive
Kimberly Kersting
Commercial Lines Account Executive
(240) 644-1333
  • AAI
  • CRIS
Marc Bruno - Vice President
Marc Bruno
Vice President
(240) 644-1775
  • CIC
  • CRM
Mark Kokosko
Mark Kokosko
Mary Beth Pizzi - Commercial Lines Account Executive
Mary Beth Pizzi
Commercial Lines Account Executive
(240) 644-1331
Peggy Friesen - Personal Lines Account Executive
Peggy Friesen
Personal Lines Account Executive
(240) 644-1777
  • AINS
Raymond Boland - Producer
Raymond Boland
(240) 644-1795
  • CIC
Sally Ong - Personal Lines Account Executive
Sally Ong
Personal Lines Account Executive
(240) 644-1332
Scot Duff - Producer
Scot Duff
(240) 644-1336
Tanya Buffington - Personal Lines Sales Executive
Tanya Buffington
Personal Lines Sales Executive
(240) 644-1792
Tricia Kokosko Wolters - Chief Operating Officer
Tricia Kokosko Wolters
Chief Operating Officer
(410) 910-0202
Vanessa Zynn - Manager
Vanessa Zynn
(410) 910-0201
Joe Baum - Producer
Joe Baum
(410) 910-0208
Robert (Bob) Kretzmer - Producer
Robert (Bob) Kretzmer
(240) 644-1774 LinkedIn Profile
  • CIC

V W Brown Insurance Service Reviews

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Customer Reviews

May 10, 2022

My experience was fantastic. The V W Brown team were very helpful and courteous throughout the process. Not only did they provide me with good customer service, the field and office staff were easy to work. As a first time business owner they guided me with the successful startup of my company.

January 17, 2022

I spoke with agent, Julie Williams in the Frederick, MD office. She was amazing. Professional, helpful and very informed. She helped my family and I find the best deal for our lifestyle. She is great and makes Erie Insurance a pleasure to do business with.

September 22, 2021

They went above and beyond to ensure that my car was properly insured. I was very grateful.

February 20, 2021

Julie went above and beyond. Given that we only have a few days before our appointment with Maryland MVA, she came through and managed to give us the necessary insurance coverage and forms for our daughter when we transfer title for the car. She is very helpful and an amazing person.

January 31, 2021

I contacted three separate agencies and narrowed it down to three providers. I shared all of my quotes with each agency and it became clear that Erie was the obvious leader. With Erie, I was able to get more coverage with our Homeowners/Auto, add an Umbrella policy and still save a bunch of money. I think I was able to save $600??? a year! I was very impressed with how friendly and through the agent was. I was even able to get a hold of her personally, late on a Sunday night while she was on vacation. She answered my questions and I had another agent contact me first thing on Monday. She followed up as well just to check in.

January 31, 2021

Joe has been very informative, helpful, and patient with me. I've asked numerous questions and sometimes the same ones multiple times because I just wasn't understanding the process. I really appreciate all his hard work and how approachable he has been. I can honestly say that if it wasn't for his guidance and assistance, our employees would have been negatively affected by the change in HR staff simply because I would have made many mistakes as I'm learning on the job. But, Joe has helped me so much that at least in regards to our benefits, our employees haven't had issues due to my lack of knowledge/experience. Basically, he makes me look like a superstar!!

January 31, 2021

I just like how easy they are to deal with. They take care of my auto and home insurance, I am very happy with their service and I don't plan on changing insurance carriers anytime in the near future. Thank you so much for everything, you make me feel like I'm the only customer you have.

January 31, 2021

I wanted to pass along high praise for Julie Williams from your company. I recently had a plumbing problem at my house that caused some damage. Both were extremely responsive, timely, patient, and professional. This being the first time I had ever submitted a claim, I had a lot of questions and was unsure how to proceed. Julie was great at answering my questions. Moreover, the process was so efficient - the contractor referrals were outstanding and it got completed in a matter of days. Thank you again Julie - I appreciate their professionalism in helping me get through a trying time!

January 31, 2021

We just wanted to thank you for your assistance and follow up on our recent event. I also had the pleasure of working out all of our insurance changes with VW Brown yesterday and he was excellent. Though we are moving to New York City we will continue to have VW Brown handle all of our insurance needs.

January 31, 2021

I felt compelled to write to you to let you what excellent help and service I received from Julie Sisk. I contacted her to help me change my insurance for a move, for which I was under some time pressure. Julie was so incredibly helpful, explaining things to me carefully, being patient with me as I sought to understand the insurance choices before me, and getting documents to me with short deadlines. Her kindness, knowledge, articulateness, and professionalism stood out. All that said, I just wanted her company and manager to know what excellent service and support she provides.

V W Brown Insurance Service

Excellent Agents, Proactive Coverage

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