Brown Insurance agency was started in 1963 as a purchase of a small local agency by Dan Brown. His son Carl became an employee in 1975 and an owner in the early 80’s. The Brown family grew the local agency as a trusted and reliable source of insurance to the local community, families, farms, and businesses. Dan and Carl were strong believers that if you service your clients well and do the right thing, the result will be a successful business. Dan retired in 2005 and Carl retired in July of 2020.
Carl and Dan have been approached by many bigger agencies for purchase but felt that keeping the agency in a smaller, more controlled ownership would be better for their clients and employees. In May of 2016 Joe Egli was hired as a potential owner. Joe has 15 years experience working in an independent agency just south of Woodburn in Keizer and approximately 20 years business management as an owner and painting contractor in the Salem/Keizer area. As an added benefit, Joe grew up in Aurora, Oregon so he was already familiar with many of the clients. In January of 2019, Joe was able to purchase the agency from Dan and Carl.
Meet the Team
Licensed Personal Lines Agent
I entered the insurance world back in 2001 as a customer service representative and got my insurance license in 2006. For 15 years I worked for an independent agency in Tigard then decided to take a break and be a stay-at-home mom to spend more time with my family. At Brown Insurance I am a bilingual agent here and ready to help everyone in our community with their insurance needs.
Licensed Commercial and Personal Lines Agent
In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors whether that is camping, hiking, kayaking, spending the day at the lake, or even just a barbecue.
Commercial and Personal Lines Agent
Principle-Commercial and Personal Lines Agent
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife Shelly, and three adult kiddos Sydney, Madi, and Noah. I should also mention I am the BBQ KING! Volunteering, supporting my community, and getting out to meet people are all things I value and strive to do. Please call or stop by and say hi, I would love to meet you.