• Mon - Fri : 8:30a-4:30p
  • (203) 655-7677
  • 980 Boston Post, Darien CT 06820

Our History

“Full Transparency”

Brown Thayer Shedd is a boutique Personal Lines Insurance Agency that focuses solely on Personal Risk Management for successful individuals by integrating a customized plan with highly specialized insurance programs. Our Value Proposition: Protect Assets, Preserve Lifestyles, Empower the Future.

Our Value PropositionProtect Assets and Preserve Lifestyles which allows you to Pursue your Passions.

The agency was founded in 1923 by Mr. Thayer Shedd as a Travelers Agency primarily for the purpose of marketing Life Insurance. It was expanded in the next several years into the Property/Casualty business and has since morphed into one of the largest High Net Worth Personal Lines operations in the country. At the close of 2016, BTS was the sixth largest personal lines Chubb agency in the country.

In 1945, the agency was appointed by Chubb and Sons and served almost exclusively as a Chubb agent until the mid 1980s. As the scope of the agency grew, first as a result of Mr. Shedd’s son’s efforts and more recently under Mr. Edward D. “Tim” Brown’s leadership, appointments from other carriers have been sought and obtained.

Additionally, BTS has access to numerous companies in the “Specialty Market” which provide our clients with coverage for exposures that are hard to place in the Admitted Market.   We have found that developing strong underwriting relationships with key specialty brokers is equally as important as the ongoing interchange with our standard lines carriers.

By the nature of our business, honesty and integrity with all clients and underwriters continues to the fabric of our success. We write Life and Health Insurance through a number of associates who have been chosen for their service-oriented approach to the business and, thereby, their compatibility with our own objectives in serving our clients’ needs.

Experienced Team

In 1945, the agency was appointed by Chubb and Sons and served almost exclusively as a Chubb agent until the mid 1980s. As the scope of the agency grew, first as a result of Mr. Shedd’s son’s efforts and more recently under Mr. Edward D. “Tim” Brown’s leadership, appointments from other carriers have been sought and obtained.

Meet our team
Trusted Carriers

Brown Thayer Shedd now represents the top personal lines partners in the market.

Experience The BTS Full Transparency