CRC INSURANCE SERVICES / SWETT & CRAWFORD
Headquarters: Birmingham, AL
Number of offices: 81
Number of employees: 2,400
Leadership: Dave Obenauer, CEO
Two forces in the E&S market became one this year when CRC Insurance Services and Swett & Crawford merged in May to become CRC Swett. Capitalizing on 130-plus years of combined insurance experience, the new company now encompasses 2,400 employees and more than 600 producers in 81 offices nationwide. The impetus of the merger was to be able to offer retail customers a wider selection of property, casualty and professional lines through open-market placements, MGA facilities and exclusive programs. Last year, the two companies wrote nearly $13.7 billion in combined premium.