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Ware Insurance was founded by Mr. George H. Ware on March 1, 1961. He ran his agency with a strong commitment to serving every customer well, no matter how big or small. He earned a reputation for honesty and respect over two decades of hard work. Mr. Edwin C. Kellam, Jr. continues to uphold the same values of integrity and personal service that the founder started with. He also provides the best risk management solutions in the industry.

You can trust that Ware Insurance only works with insurance carriers that are ethical and financially sound. We expect the same high standards from our insurers as you do from us.


Produce Quality, Deliver Excellence & Instill Trust

Ware Insurance  — a model of excellence since 1961 that clients trust. We take pride in our dedication, professionalism, and innovation.

Ware Insurance is one of the largest locally owned independent insurance and risk management agencies in the Hampton Roads area. Since 1961, we have made it our priority to provide excellent service, personalized to the needs of clients in manufacturing, construction, health care, marine, professional services and hospitality, and other industries with great success and continued demand.

Ware Insurance handles insurance and risk management in every state, the Virgin Islands, and worldwide. Contact one of our business insurance specialists today!

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Ware employees
Three Kellam family members


Focus on Customer Service

As one of the largest, locally owned independent insurance agencies in Southeast Virginia, Ware Insurance is committed to providing high quality insurance products and risk management services with the highest possible levels of integrity and personalized service.

Our focus is, and always has been, customer service. Because today’s global markets virtually demand efficient, techno-savvy service partners, Ware is a completely paperless office – ensuring fast client response times and round-the-clock document retrieval.

Our insurers have only the highest financial ratings, highest ethics, and proven stability. We hold them to these practices, just as we deliver them ourselves.

You can be assured that this is the single most important focus of our firm.

We invite you to explore Ware’s portfolio and service capabilities. Please contact me or any member of the Ware team to discuss how we can best serve your business, executive and family needs.

Edwin Kellam