H. Elder Brown, Jr.

A Message
From The Chairman

H. Elder Brown, Jr.

More than 40 years with a single purpose of providing the right products and service to create long-lasting partnerships.

In 1971, my father, Elder Brown, Sr., started Continental Underwriters in part because of the lack of companies that truly knew how best to insure marine businesses. As the co-founder of Acadian Marine Service, a large international offshore marine transportation company, he knew the very specific and specialized insurance needs of the marine industry, and he set out to start a company that could meet them for Acadian and many other similar companies.

Though we’ve grown from a small family business into one of the leading marine insurance specialists in the U.S., our approach has remained the same. We use our industry experience to ask the right questions in evaluating a client’s risks, and then we provide high quality coverage at a fair price. We don’t want to lure clients with unbelievable prices and promises we can’t deliver. We want to establish long-lasting partnerships with clients built on respect, honesty and a shared sense of responsibility and purpose. Over the years, we’ve been able to do just that.

Now in our fifth decade, we’re looking forward to what’s next for our company and the industry as a whole. We are constantly expanding our product offerings to meet the needs of marine businesses. We have added cargo, excess marine liabilities and broad inland marine writing capabilities, and we can offer businesses the coverage they need, whether that’s on the Gulf Coast, across the country or around the world. No matter what the future brings, our mission will stay the same as it was when my father founded Continental Underwriters—to provide the highest-quality insurance coverage at a fair price.