Gowrie Group, a Premier Independent Insurance Agency, Receives Multiple Prestigious Recognitions

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Gowrie Group, a premier independent insurance agency, has recently been recognized for multiple prestigious achievements. These recognitions showcase how Gowrie Group continues to differentiate itself in the insurance marketplace as a leader and an innovator: in the view of employees, among competitors, based on industry rankings, and as rated by their own clients.

Gowrie Group team at 2012 Summer Outing

Gowrie Group team at 2012 Summer Outing

“Gowrie Group is truly emerging as a client-centered, employee-empowered, business innovator. Our professionals distinguish themselves and our organization daily with creative insurance solutions and effective customer advocacy." - Ed Gumbrecht, President

Gowrie Group, Connecticut’s premier independent insurance agency, has recently been recognized for multiple prestigious achievements. These recognitions showcase how Gowrie Group continues to differentiate itself in the marketplace as a leader and an innovator: in the view of employees, among competitors, based on industry rankings, and as rated by their own clients. Gowrie’s recent 2012 recognitions include:

  • Voted Top Workplace of Connecticut
  • Ranked #1 in CT and #4 in New England
  • Senior Manager recognized as 2012/2013 Professional Woman of the Year

Employee View: Voted as a Top Workplace of Connecticut

Gowrie Group was named a Top Workplace of CT by The Hartford Courant and FoxCT for the second year in a row. Selection was based on employee responses to a survey about career path, working environment, managers, leadership, company vision, and benefits. From more than 600 entrants, only 50 winning companies were selected. Carter Gowrie, Gowrie’s CEO, noted, "We are really proud of this distinction because it reflects our own staff’s commitment and energy related to our business, our vision, and our team."

Top Workplaces tend to out perform their competitors, have high employee morale, and experience exceptional customer satisfaction because their employees are motivated, recognized, and inspired to deliver their best. Gowrie Group indexes high on all of these measures. One employee wrote into the survey tool, "I'm constantly being challenged to better myself and my knowledge, the pay is excellent and as an employee, I am part of a very large family.” Another employee wrote what they liked best is, “The team environment, superior management, and knowledge of fellow employees."

Marketplace View: Top Ranked, High Client Satisfaction, and Employee Achievement

For the 5th year in a row, Gowrie Group is ranked as the largest privately-held insurance firm in CT and 4th in all of New England, by Insurance Journal. Gowrie Group maintained their #1 ranking in CT on this prestigious list and grew their total property & casualty premium over the previous year (ranking based on total 2011 P/C premiums).

As evidenced by results from Gowrie’s Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey, clients are also excited by the company’s commitment to excellence. Overall positive client satisfaction scores rose well into the 90th percentile, and continued a 3-year increasing trend. Nearly 97% of clients reported they are likely to recommend Gowrie Group to others.

Further rounding out the marketplace view, Barbara Cooper, Gowrie’s Commercial Lines Department Manager, was recently recognized as a 2012/2013 Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women. The distinction was awarded in recognition of excellence within the insurance industry, outstanding leadership, professional achievements, and for displaying the highest level of commitment to her clients, team members, and community.

Ed Gumbrecht, President of Gowrie Group, stated, “Gowrie Group is truly emerging as a client-centered, employee-empowered, business innovator. Our professionals distinguish themselves and our organization daily with creative insurance solutions and effective customer advocacy. We’re proud of what our extraordinary group is accomplishing together.”

About Gowrie Group
Gowrie Group provides insurance, benefits, and financial services to individuals and businesses throughout the US, and specializes in customized marine, business, home, auto, and boat insurance products and services. Gowrie Group is endorsed by US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport of sailing. Gowrie’s 125+ dedicated professionals are primarily located in the company’s main offices in Westbrook CT, Darien CT, North Kingstown RI, and Newport RI. For more information about Gowrie Group visit http://www.gowrie.com or call 800.262.8911.

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