Caring for our customers and community for over 95 years

C.O. Brown Agency was founded in 1917 and has become the largest independent insurance agency in southeastern Minnesota. Our team has grown to include over 85 insurance professionals, with more than 1,000 years of combined insurance experience. We have offices in Rochester, Austin, Kasson, Lake City (Kemp Insurance), Mankato, Red Wing (Lawerence-Bohmbach Agency), and affiliate Apollo Insurance Agency, which has offices in St Cloud, Albany, Melrose, Alexandria and Monticello.

We are your Trusted Choice for all your insurance needs. From commercial property and casualty, to homeowners and auto insurance, to group health, financial planning, and individual life and health insurance, you can put your trust in us. We represent a group of reputable insurance companies and will place your policy for the coverages you choose at a competitive price.

We are committed to not only our customers, but our community as well. C.O. Brown Agency has been an active partner in community events, local non-profits, and youth sports since the beginning in 1917. Our employees are very active on local non-profit boards, church groups, and community fund-raising events.

Come experience our commitment to excellence in providing the best products and services for your insurance protection. We look forward to serving you!

C.O. Brown in the Community

Relay for Life

Relay for Life

C.O. Brown Agency has had a team with Relay for Life for approximately 20 years now. Relay for Life is an American Cancer Society event that raises money to help fight cancer and we are helping celebrate more birthdays!

Rochester Youth Hockey Termites

Rochester Youth Hockey Termites Sponsor

C.O. Brown Agency has been a sponsor for this local youth program for over 25 years.



Care Packages to the Soldiers

C.O. Brown Agency sent several care packages in 2012 to soldiers away from home.


Baking for the Women’s Shelter

C.O. Brown Agency employees baked for the Rochester Women’s Shelter and purchased gifts for those in need at the Women's Shelter.

                                                                                              Toys for Tots donation center

Toys for Tots donation center

C.O. Brown Agency employees donated toys for local children. We are also a donation drop-off center for toys.

Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge

C.O. Brown Agency had a team for the first time in 2012. All proceeds benefit the Special Olympics.

Beth MorrisBeth Morris, Controller at C.O. Brown Agency

Beth Morris, Controller at C.O. Brown Agency, was recently highlighted in Rochester Women Magazine for her involvement with Relay for Life.

Jolene LaneJolene Lane, received a Life saving award from this Rochester Police department

One of C.O. Brown Agency's employees, Jolene Lane, received a Life saving award from this Rochester Police department. She was presented with a plaque from the chief of police at a ceremony honoring those who helped save a life in the last year.