Talent.      Passion.      Integrity.

Founded in 1982, we are an independent wholesale brokerage and general agency specializing in difficult or unusual coverage placements on behalf of retail insurance producers. Learn More

Our Mission

It is our core belief that as a wholesaler, we must do more than provide access to markets; in short, we’ve got to add value. Amid a culture of talent, passion, and integrity, at Donald Gaddis Company, we have the resources to help retail agents thrive: we offer knowledgeable, lightning-fast service, with cost-effective coverage solutions through our well-established relationships with 7 binding authority markets and over 100 brokerage carriers.

Why Choose Us

At Donald Gaddis Company, we know our retail partners face tough challenges. We’ll work hard to make your job easier.


We can help with professional liability, hard to place commercial casualty, hard to place
commercial property, and liquor liability.

Partner With Us

We build strong relationships with our retail partners by working hard to earn their trust and loyalty.

Recent News

A Quarterly Hit Parade

What We’re Writing: A Quarterly Hit Parade Amidst a week of scant sunshine, stubborn wintry temps, and baseball snow delays, first quarter at Donald Gaddis Company has come to a close. While the ballparks worked around Monday’s surprise storm, we rounded up a few of our newest “base” hits to share with you. See below for a sample of our successes: Fertilizer distributor: GL including Products: $1M/2M limit. Sales: $650,000. $7,500 premium. Property TIV: $380,000. Special including. Theft. $5000 deductible....

Inland Marine

Wide Variety of Fleets: Commercial Auto Property Damage High Hazards and Target Commodities: Motor Truck Cargo Even for Freight Brokers: Contingent Cargo Our experienced property and inland marine brokers regularly place a wide variety of transportation related risks across a number of classes of business  with a large range of insured values for US Transportation Risks including Auto PD, Motor Truck and Contingent Cargo. Call Doug MacLachlan or John Golden today for a quote on your transportation driven inland marine risks.   888-853-0071 |...

We’ve Moved! Donald Gaddis Co. Relocates to Michigan Avenue, Wins 5 Star MGA Award

Interior view from our old space, 150 S. Wacker It was May, 1986—the Chicago Bears had just won Super Bowl XX, Reagan was president, and the Oprah Winfrey Show was set to launch on ABC—when our founder, Donald Gaddis, moved his then staff of six to our space at 150 S. Wacker. The group left behind an array of metal desks and manual typewriters after four years in the old Insurance Exchange...

Why Choose Us?

  • Expertise. In an ever-changing excess and surplus lines industry, expertise is invaluable—we’ve been in business nearly 34 years, and our brokers average 20 years’ experience. Put simply, we know how to help.
  • Markets. With over 100 brokerage carriers and binding authority for 7 key markets, we have the resources to offer competitive quotes for tough accounts. We also maintain strong relationships with our carriers, which helps your submissions get top priority.
  • Accessibility. Our owners are all full-time producers, so you’ll never have to wade through layers of middle management when you have a time-sensitive issue. We’ll work hard to make things right.
  • Collaboration. As an independent shop, our team is collaborative by design—we take pride in helping each other, and you can count on us to help you.
  • Independence. At its roots, our company is a family-run operation, and wholesaling is all we do. With our entrepreneurial spirit, through the years we’ve built—and continued to strengthen—lasting relationships with our agents based on trust and mutual respect.

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