Commercial Agency Awards for Excellence

National Underwriter Property & Casualty proudly recognizes agencies that serve as role models for their peers. This prestigious awards program evaluates agencies on growth and development, management of client relationships, technology aptitude and efficiency, innovative solutions to sales challenges, and projections and maintenance of brand identity.

Roll Call

2014 Winners

R&R Insurance Services - Best Agency Website

Watkins Insurance Group, Seibert Insurance Agency - Best Agency Website finalists

2013 Winners

ECI Agency - Best Agency Website

Kaplansky Insurance, Bryan Insurance Agency, Alliance Insurance Group - Best Agency Website finalists

2012 Winners

Avalon Risk Management Insurance Agency — Agency of the Year; Customer Service; and Technology & Operations

Cavignac & Assocs. — Recruitment, Training & Perpetuation

S.H. Smith — Sales & Marketing

2011 Winners

Parker, Smith & Feek — Agency of the Year; Technology & Operations

KMRD – Customer Service; Recruitment, Training & Perpetuation

Bartlett & Co. Inc. - Sales & Marketing

2010 Winners

IMA Financial Group — Agency of the Year; Sales & Marketing; Customer Service

Eagan Insurance Agency, Inc. – Agency Technology; Recruitment/Training

AH&T Insurance - Honorable Mention

Hugh Cotton Insurance - Honorable Mention

Lapre Scali & Co. - Honorable Mention

2009 Winners

Woodruff–Sawyer & Company — Agency of the Year

York International Agency – Honorable Mention

Ross & Yerger Insurance – Honorable Mention

Click here to view other past winners.

Sales & Marketing
Apply Now! Winner receives an iPad

Applications due September 15, 2014

The 2014 CAAFE program highlights excellence in three categories, with awards given to winning agencies throughout the year. We are now accepting applications for excellence in Sales & Marketing. The winning agency will be featured on, and also receive an iPad.

Complete the application for Sales & Marketing

Download the Entry Rules

Commercial Agency Awards for Excellence include the honors:

Independent agencies entered the award program by completing an extensive application and providing an essay describing their unique approaches and success stories. NU Property & Casualty editors chose the finalists, and individual winners were determined by an outside panel of independent judges from leading insurance groups.

The "Commercial Insurance Agency of the Year Award" program was launched by NU Property & Casualty in 2002 to spotlight outstanding agencies that serve as role models for their peers.

For more information about the 2014 award program, contact managing editor Melissa Hillebrand at or 312-651-0321.

Best Agency Website Winners Announced

NU Property & Casualty has announced winners of the 2014 Commercial Agency Awards for Excellence in the Best Agency Website category.

The program recognizes an overall winner plus two finalists. The 2014 Best Agency Website Award Winner is R&R Insurance Services of Waukesha, Wis. Since redesigning its website and moving content to a platform that utilizes inbound marketing, online quote requests at R&R Insurance have nearly quadrupled and website visits are up 50%. Judges singled out the agency's dedication to and use of SEO, analytical tools and integrated brand awareness.

The 2014 Best Agency Website finalists include:

  • Watkins Insurance Group
    Project CAP redesigned the Austin, Texas-based agency's website and manages day-to-day publishing and upkeep. Comprehensive quote, online chat and a client portal boosted traffic by 40% since 2013.

  • Seibert Insurance Agency
    After interviewing website developers and unable to find the right fit for her budget and vision, agency owner Karyn Roeling designed the website, which initiates a "drip" campaign when a prospect requests a quote.


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