Breckenridge Insurance Services was originally founded as International Placement Services, Inc. (IPSI) in 1981 by Richard Eichhorn, CPCU, ARM. As a regional wholesale insurance brokerage located in St. Louis, Missouri, IPSI built a solid reputation for providing competitive commercial insurance solutions to retail agents across a variety of industries. Richard continued to build the team and trusted partnerships with top underwriters and carriers to best serve clients’ needs as it grew.
In 2010, IPSI was acquired by Breckenridge Insurance Group and rebranded Breckenridge Insurance Services. This allowed the company to strategically invest and accelerate its growth in terms of skilled brokers, geographic presence, carrier partnerships and product offerings to best serve diverse clients nationwide. Dick continues to serve as a senior advisor to the team.
Breckenridge Insurance Services now has offices in St. Louis, Missouri; Chicago, Illinois; Atlanta, Georgia; Irvine, California; Portland, Maine; Austin, Houston and Irving, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Jacksonville and Miami, Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota, Oklahoma City, OK; Brentwood, TN; and Baltimore; Maryland.
Breckenridge Insurance Services brokers are expert analysts, risk-managers and negotiators supported by a team of dedicated professionals who know the wholesale insurance business. With more than 150 carrier partnerships—some spanning decades—their access to underwriters globally and as part of Breckenridge Insurance Group is unparalleled. With rich industry knowledge across a broad spectrum of insureds, they deliver timely and competitive coverage for standard and difficult to place needs.
For every wholesale commercial insurance opportunity, they work diligently to earn our clients’ business. They collaborate with our industry peers to deliver solutions that will create long-term success. Their independence allows them to pursue new channels to address unmet needs and emerging trends. Beyond a quote, they counsel their clients throughout the process to ensure the right product is placed for each unique insureds’ situation and they are readily available for ongoing guidance after the bind.