Local insurance broker named one of the country’s best

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Insurance broker Brock Longworth from Cornerstone Insurance Services was named one of the Elite Top 30 Brokers in the country by Insurance Business Canada. 

After only slightly more than a decade into his career, local insurance broker Brock Longworth has already risen to near the top of his profession.

 

Insurance Business Canada recently ranked Longworth one of the “Elite Top 30 Brokers,” ranking him eighth in the country.

“Really surprised” to have ranked this high, Longworth said that it’s an honour to receive the recognition.

Longworth’s eight-place ranking was an accumulation of various statistics that determine brokers’ quality of customer service, relationships, personal connections and teamwork, Insurance Business Canada’s official magazine reads.

As of last week, Longworth had 1,395 clients, of whom the majority have purchased commercial insurance through him -- Longworth’s specialty.

Commercial insurance is also the most challenging, he said, noting that there’s no packaged deal when it comes to this insurance, as there is with most home and vehicle insurances. 

“You have to make sure you have all the pieces, and that all the pieces fit together they way they should to make the policy work the way it has to,” he explained.

Insurance brokerage is a family affair, with Longworth’s father Tim purchasing Cornerstone Insurance Services with partner Don Delorme in 2001.

As a student at Carlton Comprehensive High School, Longworth followed in his father’s footsteps shortly thereafter, taking care of the business’s simpler tasks as a Grade 10 student.

At the age of 17, Longworth received his level one broker’s licence. He’s since earned his third level, allowing him to manage a brokerage.

You have to make sure you have all the pieces, and that all the pieces fit together they way they should to make the policy work the way it has to Brock Longworth

Although set up to continue work at Cornerstone Insurance Services, Longworth opted instead to attend university in Saskatoon, where between 2004 and 2008 he earned a Bachelors of Science degree.

During his studies, Longworth kept himself financially above water by working part time at a Saskatoon-based insurance company.

Despite his studies in a completely different field, Longworth found himself drawn back into the insurance field, making his way back to his family’s business in Prince Albert, where he said he intends to remain long-term.

“We’re really proud of the atmosphere that we have here. It’s really positive, and we have 26 people who are really good friends with each other, and it’s really nice coming to work in a place like this,” he said. “It’s never a chore to wake up.”

Longworth said that he feels positively about following in his father’s footsteps.

“I’ve seen that my dad’s really enjoyed it, and he’s built a good life for himself with the insurance industry, so it did prompt me to consider it,” he said.

“Being able to learn from him is a good advantage.”

In addition to Longworth, two other brokers from Saskatchewan made the country’s top 30, including Aaron Beattie at Hoffmann Kool Insurance in Saskatoon at No. 24 and Tereen Mowrey from Henderson Insurance in Moose Jaw at No. 27.

Organizations: Cornerstone Insurance Services, Carlton Comprehensive High School, Grade 10 Hoffmann Kool Insurance Henderson Insurance

Geographic location: Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Moose Jaw

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  • Steve
    December 30, 2013 - 12:10

    Congratulations Brock. We always knew you were TOPS. Grandma & Grandpa Z

  • GEF
    December 30, 2013 - 11:30

    That is so awesome, huge congratulations!!! You are amazing, B-Rock!!!!