Dick Eichhorn, Founder
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 led by Tracey Carragher, CEO 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—our access to underwriters globally and as part of Breckenridge Insurance Group is unparalleled. With rich industry knowledge across a broad spectrum of insureds, we deliver timely and competitive coverage for standard and difficult to place needs.
For every wholesale commercial insurance opportunity, we work diligently to earn our clients’ business. We collaborate with our industry peers to deliver solutions that will create long-term success. Our independence allows us to pursue new channels to address unmet needs and emerging trends. Beyond a quote, we counsel our clients throughout the process to ensure the right product is placed for each unique insureds’ situation and we are readily available for ongoing guidance after the bind.
The values for which the company was founded remain true today. Simply put, we place integrity above all else. Our wholesale insurance team is driven, creative and passionate yet not going to take undue shortcuts when an insureds’ property, business or personal or employees’ well-being is at stake. We know our retail agents work equally hard to develop relationships within the community and we consider it a privilege to offer quality and reliable insurance to support their needs.
At Breckenridge Insurance Services we value our clients large and small and the trust they place in our expertise. We work hard to continuously update and proactively address insureds needs and provide exceptional service always. Look to us to be a partner and an ally in your business success. We won’t let you down. In fact, our companywide values are founded on the desire to take what we do to new HEIGHTS. We look forward to realizing this vision together.
At Breckenridge Insurance Services, we appreciate the differences and perspectives of a diverse team. As part of Breckenridge Insurance Group, our company culture embraces inclusivity and opportunity for all who join us. Breckenridge was founded by a trailblazing female insurance executive and entrepreneur, CEO Tracey Carragher. She has set forth a clear vision for the organization by creating a dynamic workplace that welcomes all.
Our BreckINspire diversity committee helps to fully live this vision by providing programming and educational opportunities based on team input. Our investment extends to having funded an external diversity study and presented findings and perspectives at industry trade association events. We’re fully invested in this strategically and as a moral imperative and we will continue to invest time, talent and resources to GO FURTHER … TOGETHER. See our group website to learn more.