Our History

A.C. Edwards, Inc. began in 1865 in Sayville, New York as one of New York’s first insurance agencies. The purpose of establishing A.C. Edwards, Inc. was originally to provide individuals and businesses with basic insurance protection in the Long Island area. In those years, the exposures that we provided protection against were obvious and the remedies simple and straight forward. During the 1940’s the Long Island region was evolving into a more dynamic area and the insurance demands increased with it. By this time A.C. Edwards had become the preeminent insurance broker in the area with clients that included Nassau County, Suffolk County, many of the townships, water authorities and school districts.

During the second half of the 20th century A.C. Edwards, Inc. rebranded to Edwards and Company, to account for its strong organic growth, the completion of twelve acquisitions, and expansion into multiple states. Edwards and Company has continued to post strong results in recent years, even as the nationally economy lagged after the financial crisis.. The strength and stability of our company can be validated by the relationships we maintain with our insurance carriers and financial institutions. This combination has allowed us to adhere to our core principals and maintain excellent financial stability.

With over 150 years of experience and service, individuals and employers look with confidence to Edwards and Company for all their insurance solutions. Our long history of stability, competence and our strong commitment to customer service continues to this day. We recognize that our ability to acquire future clients is based on the recommendation of our existing accounts. The fact that we have successfully survived and prospered for almost 150 years is proof positive of our customer service record and commitment. Our capacity along with our commitment to our clients has allowed Edwards and Company to be recognized as one of the largest and most respected independent insurance brokers on Long Island.

As a full service agency with 5 separate and distinct divisions, we are able to offer all aspects of insurance solutions. Our strategically aligned partnerships with the most competitive and financially stable insurance carrier’s enables Edwards and Company to bring to its clients the widest array of options available in today’s marketplace.

Edwards and Company’s capacity allows our firm to offer all the services and resources of our competitors on the national platform, while providing the “boutique” feel that so many clients appreciate. While many national brokers have stockholders to answer too, Edwards and Company has only its clients, and for that reason, clients trust Edwards and Company. Edwards and Company has received numerous industry awards for its performance and professionalism including the L I A’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Award given to the top 50 private firms on Long Island

Since 1865, we have honored that trust and our commitment of excellence remains unchanged.