Lockton Insurance was founded in 1966 by Jack Lockton (1942-2004) in Kansas City. Jack’s entrepreneurial spirit attracted clients and talented insurance professionals, transforming Lockton Insurance into Lockton, Inc., the world's largest privately owned independent insurance brokerage firm.
For the first ten years, Lockton was dedicated to the construction industry. In fact, Jack Lockton started his career as an underwriter for a surety bond company before he started his insurance brokerage firm. Our company developed its core values and philosophies by focusing on the construction industry, a business that values partnerships, innovation, a sense of urgency, and strong loss prevention and claims management services.
In 2006, Lockton expanded globally with acquisition of Alexander Forbes International Risk Services, now called Lockton Companies LLP. Today, more than 1,500 associates based in Europe, Asia, and Latin America serve clients around the world.
Lockton’s success flows from its commitment "to provide the most uncommon results and service in a most common business." While we have experienced remarkable growth, our flat organizational model and short lines of communication remain. David Lockton, our Chairman, and the leaders of our operating companies have day-to-day responsibilities regarding client relationships and new business opportunities. They bring a strong sense of our clients’ needs to the decisions made regarding the operation and future of our company.