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Harbor Brenn Insurance Agencies celebrates a 100-year partnership with Auto-Owners Insurance.

By August 22, 2023August 25th, 2023Community, Insurance, News

For 100 years, Harbor Brenn Insurance Agencies has proudly partnered with Auto-Owners Insurance, a collaboration the Petoskey agency is celebrating this month.

Harbor Brenn president Ashley DeCarteret said Auto-Owners Insurance is a highly respected entity with an A++ rating by AM Best Company, operating in 26 states and providing property, casualty, and life insurance through over 4,800 licensed agents. 

“Its commitment to quality service is also demonstrated by earning a spot in the top 10 in the JD Power Awards for overall customer satisfaction on auto insurance claims in 2021,” DeCarteret said. “Our collaboration with Auto-Owners continues to strengthen, which allows us to best serve our community and our clients’ insurance needs.”

Founded by Bill Brower and now guided by DeCarteret, Harbor Brenn Insurance Agencies has nurtured a prosperous relationship with Auto-Owners Insurance since Brower became a licensed agent in 1972, she recalled. Although the name “Harbor Brenn” has been in use since 1985, the lineage of partnerships with agencies that preceded it reaches back a century.

“Our agency and the former agencies that held our contract with Auto-Owners have kept this relationship robust for over 100 years,” said DeCarteret. “We anticipate continuing to enhance our partnership best to meet the needs of our community and clients. Our close relationship and ongoing support from the Auto-Owners Traverse City branch, which deeply understands Northern Michigan’s unique needs, are invaluable to our shared success.”

Harbor Brenn Insurance Agencies’ continued alliance with Auto-Owners Insurance reflects the shared values and commitment to excellence that both organizations uphold, added DeCarteret. “The collaboration enhances the provision of personalized, reliable insurance solutions, reinforcing the trust and loyalty of clients,” she noted.

Harbor Brenn serves clients in Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Boyne City, Charlevoix, and other northern Michigan communities. For more information, visit