Gowrie Group. Always on watch.

Individuals and businesses whose protection cannot be compromised require a different approach to risk management. At Gowrie, our unique history has afforded us a deep understanding of complex risks. We offer some of the most comprehensive, cost-effective insurance, employee benefits, and financial services solutions available today.

When you work with Gowrie, you’ll see how committed we are to keeping communication simple, providing expert advice, and delivering the creative and customized solutions you need. An approach that has instilled a sense of calm and confidence in our customers since 1974.

Our 125+ dedicated professionals – located in our primary offices in Westbrook CT, Darien CT, Newport RI, and North Kingstown RI – stand ready to help you.

Gowrie Group is the top privately held property/casualty agency in Connecticut and the largest marine insurance group in the US.


In 1974 Gowrie began with a simple mission – insuring boats and protecting their owners. Over the years, our clients’ needs matured, our expertise expanded, and our business developed into one of the largest and most well-respected, independently owned insurance agencies.

As Gowrie grew, we became an organization comprised of many linked companies, programs, and brands, including Gowrie Barden & Brett, Gowrie Brett & Young, Fisher & Fisher Associates, Brewer Preferred Insurance, VFIS of Southern New England, and The Burgee Program. All these Gowrie companies share the same values: insight, analysis, and service excellence. In 2009, to align with our goals of straightforward communication, expert advice, and comprehensive solutions we began operating under one consolidated name – Gowrie Group.

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