Crestbrook Insurance® Expands into Pacific Northwest US

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--()--Crestbrook Insurance Company, an affluent market personal lines carrier, announced today its expansion into Oregon and Washington. Independent insurance agents and brokers appointed with Crestbrook in both states are now able to offer the property and casualty carrier’s products and services to their affluent clients. A Nationwide Insurance subsidiary, Crestbrook provides customizable insurance solutions for home, auto, collections, personal excess liability, secondary residences and additional exposures.

“From the very beginning, our team identified both Oregon and Washington as important states for us,” said Crestbrook President Jim Pedersen. “Our relationships and underwriting expertise will allow us to exceed the expectations of independent agents and their affluent clients across these states.”

Crestbrook debuted in Illinois in October of 2013 and most recently launched in Arizona and California, as part of its aggressive two year rollout schedule. With products and services designed for affluent homeowners, Crestbrook aims to be a total account carrier by focusing on the individual needs of each client. In addition to its insurance products, Crestbrook provides concierge-style services and benefits such as:

  • 24-hour Claims reporting
  • Equipment Breakdown Protection
  • Identity Theft Assistance
  • Risk Mitigation strategies
  • Travel Assistance

The company supports its independent agency partners with well-defined product differentiation, knowledgeable insurance professionals with affluent market experience, and a commitment to ease of doing business. In building its policy administration system, Crestbrook Innovations (CBI), the company developed a platform that allows agents to rate, quote and issue a policy in real time.

“We believe our offering will be extremely well received by our partners in Oregon and Washington,” said Distribution, Sales and Marketing Executive Molly Rondeau. “As we continue to expand our western footprint, these markets not only create new opportunities for us – they support our partners in neighboring states.”

Crestbrook continues to expand into key markets across the country to support its goal of becoming the industry’s top affluent personal lines carrier. It plans to launch in Ohio, Indiana, Texas, Hawaii and Alaska before the end of 2014. The company currently employs more than 100 associates throughout the country with localized claims, sales and underwriting professionals in targeted geographic regions. Crestbrook has dedicated offices in Scottsdale, AZ, Columbus, OH, Rosemont, IL, Sacramento and San Diego, CA.

About Crestbrook®
Crestbrook, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a bold insurance company dedicated to the development of its associates, unlocking profitable growth opportunities for its agents and brokers while working relentlessly to meet the distinctive coverage and service needs of its clients. Crestbrook is a member of the Nationwide Insurance family, which holds an A+ XV (Superior) rating from A.M. Best and an A+ rating from Standard & Poor’s. For more information, visit or find them on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Nationwide®
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, homeowners, pet, motorcycle, boat, farm, commercial insurance, life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, public and private sector retirement plans, banking, mortgages, and specialty health services. For more information, visit

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Cindy Trotto, 480-365-5327


Cindy Trotto, 480-365-5327