SOURCE: EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center)

EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center)

October 12, 2010 16:43 ET

EPIC Honored as "Best Place to Work in Insurance" by Business Insurance Magazine for Second Consecutive Year

Rapidly Growing Insurance Brokerage Is One of Only 12 Repeat Honorees

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) -  EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has again been recognized as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance" by Business Insurance Magazine and survey co-sponsor Best Companies Group. Of the 54 companies selected, only 28 agent/brokers were nationally recognized with this honor. EPIC was one of only 12 companies to receive the award for the second year in a row and was ranked second of six firms in the medium-sized broker/agent category.

"Receiving this recognition is very exciting because of what it tells us about the passion, energy and enthusiasm our people bring to their responsibilities every day," said Mary Smith, Director of Human Resources for EPIC. "We feel very strongly that happy, engaged team members, who are challenged by and enjoy their work, will deliver the superior level of client service excellence EPIC strives to achieve. This, we believe, is a significant reason for the rapid growth of our company and the satisfaction and loyalty of our clients, and is a primary driver of our success."

The 54 companies surveyed and chosen by Harrisburg, Pa.-based Best Companies Group received high marks in employee engagement, work environments, company communications and culture, leadership, planning, long-term strategies, and the concern of leadership for employees' well-being.

"We have a standard of excellence that identifies only employers who recognize the importance of employee satisfaction," stated Peter B. Burke, president of Best Companies Group. "The companies recognized through this survey exemplify what it takes to attract and keep top talent in a competitive industry."

In September, Business Insurance held an awards luncheon to recognize the companies named on the Best Places to Work in Insurance list and published the complete list of recognized companies in the publication's Oct. 4 edition.

"Though we are pleased to receive this national recognition, we participate in surveys like this to better understand how we're doing in our efforts to build a world-class, 'people-first' culture that is unique in our industry," notes Dan R. Francis, EPIC co-founder. "Our commitment to excellence in team development and communication doesn't stop with the mission statement -- it is carried into every plan, decision and action we take. It's not just an idea at EPIC; we want it to be a complete experience."

About EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center)
Founded in 2007, EPIC is a new and innovative California-based retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage firm. The company provides a unique equity ownership opportunity and has created a values-based culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence.

The fastest growing brokerage in the state, EPIC now has nearly 300 team members operating from eight offices across California (Los Angeles, Orange, Irvine, Folsom, San Francisco, San Mateo, Petaluma and San Ramon) and in Baltimore, MD.

With nearly $60 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 50 retail insurance brokers in the United States and is the 5th largest privately-held broker in California. For more information please visit

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