Our Family of Businesses
Brown & Brown Pacific Insurance is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown Pacific Inc. (Brown & Brown Pacific), Hawaii’s largest privately-owned company and 4th largest for-profit business. A leader in a number of industries, Brown & Brown Pacific was founded in 1919 by Peter Fukunaga when he took out a small loan to purchase a two-car garage in sleepy Haleiwa town on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
While Brown & Brown Pacific’s beginnings were humble, the entrepreneurial ingenuity and leadership of the Fukunaga family has helped Brown & Brown Pacific grow into a globally diversified business with over $1.3 billion in revenue and 1,700 employees around the Pacific. Brown & Brown Pacific has also been named one of Hawaii’s Best Places to Work for over 12 consecutive years – a distinction held by only one other company.
Today, Brown & Brown Pacific is a global business with operations in industries as varied as automotive, insurance brokerage, consumer products, and investments. Within its automotive division, Brown & Brown Pacific is the distributor of Toyota, Lexus, and Subaru vehicles in Hawaii, and also has Toyota, Lexus, Subaru, Chevrolet, and Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge automotive dealerships spanning across Hawaii and Australia.
Its home appliance operation distributes General Electric, Thermador, Bosch, and Gaggenau products throughout Hawaii and American Territories in the Pacific. Additionally, in 2015, Brown & Brown Pacific began a private equity portfolio, which includes co-controlling ownership of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
In many ways, Brown & Brown Pacific is on a relentless pursuit to redefine service for our customers and community. Throughout the Pacific Region, we have a team who shares a common belief in: Respect for people, Service to our customers and community, Teamwork from within, and a Continuously Innovative ‘kaizen’* spirit.
*a Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement