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About Hylant

Actually, we like to think it’s about you.

Since the founding of our family-owned business over 86 years ago, Hylant made a promise to make you our top priority. To deliver on that promise, we remind ourselves daily to be here when you need us, to come to you with things that matter to you, and to go above and beyond to protect you and the things you care about most. We’re more than an insurance brokerage firm. And you’re more than a client, employee and neighbor. You’re family. And that’s just the way we treat you.

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The Hylant Mission

To strengthen and protect the businesses, employees and communities of our client family by embracing them as our own.

Edward Hylant, Founder.


In 1935, a hardworking entrepreneur by the name of Edward P. Hylant had a vision. He would form an insurance agency under one condition: it would be founded on relationships and based on trust. So, he gave it his name along with his promise to offer exemplary service by treating his employees and clients with kindness, honesty and respect. In other words, like family.

Today, through four generations and significant company growth, Hylant is among the largest privately held insurance brokerage firms in the country, but we’re family first. And as a client, so are you.

In an industry that is becoming more commoditized, generic and impersonal, Hylant stands apart from the others. That’s because the values that defined us in the beginning are still relevant today.

At Hylant, each and every one of our employees goes the extra mile for our clients. We take the initiative that other companies don’t to earn your business, keep your business and approach your business in creative ways.

The people who work with you on a daily basis are experts in your industries, which means they have a true understanding of the uniqueness and individuality of your business. And because of that, they can develop highly personalized plans to fit your needs, analytics that are easy to understand, and technology to make your life simpler.

By building personal and trusting relationships, we are able to guide and protect you so you don’t have to feel overwhelmed about making insurance and risk management decisions.

That’s what a partner does who has your back.

Hylant by the numbers

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Mark Nixon, Southeast Regional CO, AGIS Owner, Acquired by Hylant in 2012.

An Invitation to Insurance Agencies

If you’re thinking about selling your agency, here’s something else to think about – Hylant has a proven track record for successful acquisitions. That’s because we don’t acquire just any agency, we partner with other agencies whose values align with our own. In fact, culture plays such an important role in our acquisition process that the majority of former agency owners are still with us. If you’re interested in joining our family, please click here to contact Hylant President Bill Pridgeon.


The Worldwide Broker Network is the world’s largest international alliance of independent brokers, with partner firms in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. As part of the WBN, Hylant can structure cross-cultural programs to simplify international business for our clients. Hylant is a founding member of the WBN and a significant contributor in its development and growth. And because the network members are primarily privately held family owned firms with values similar to ours, you can expect the same exemplary service–regardless of time zones and language barriers.

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