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Mr. George H. Ware established The Ware Company on March 1, 1961 and operated his agency with the tenacity to see things through for every customer — regardless of the size of the account. Over a period of 20 years, he built a strong business with a reputation based on integrity and respect. Mr. Edwin C. Kellam, Jr. remains committed to providing the highest quality risk management tools in the industry and leads the agency with the same ethics of integrity and personalized service initiated by its founder.

Be assured that The Ware Company represents only the most financially stable insurance carriers, with the highest ethics. We hold our insurers to these rigorous standards, so that you can continue to expect the same from us.


Produce Quality, Deliver Excellence & Instill Trust

The Ware Company — 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.

The Ware Insurance Agency handle 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