Bradshaw Insurance Agency, Inc. was founded in November of 1859 by William Bradshaw. William came to Delphi, Indiana from Grand Ledge, Michigan as a jeweler in 1857, established a jewelry store, and then later established a local retail insurance agency serving the citizens of Delphi.
William passed his insurance business to his son, William H. Bradshaw who continued its operation along with other business interests in Delphi, Indiana. In 1928, his son, Howard W. Bradshaw assumed ownership and moved to separate quarters in downtown Delphi. Howard developed the agency into a broader retail insurance agency serving Delphi and all of Carroll County.
In 1958, Howard Bradshaw's son, William (Bill) H. Bradshaw joined the agency, which he purchased in 1967. Bill developed the agency by expanding into nearby communities while developing “Long Haul Truck Insurance” as a niche market. This specialty introduced the agency to Lloyds of London and subsequently our tribunalization in 1975 under the trade name of Transportation Insurors, Inc. Ultimately, this partnership paved the way to become a national wholesaler and managing general agent and led to selling the agency’s personal lines and commercial insurance books of business to deal exclusively in transportation industry insurance products.
A restructure occurred in 2002, when Bill’s daughter, Stacy M. Bradshaw joined the organization. Bradshaw Insurance Agency underwent a name change to Bradshaw Insurance Group, Inc. to act as a parent company and manger/administrator not only to Transportation Insurors, but also for the acquisition of Northwoods Insurance Agency, our benefit association by the name of National Driver’s Association, and the newly formed third party administrator operating as Insurance Program Administrators, Inc. Stacy continues to manage the business on a day-to-day basis, while Bill remains quietly involved as Chairman.
Today, our company continues to grow through the implementation of new product offerings and current producer partnerships, while exploring new producer appointment opportunities in desirable geographical locations. Our agency prefers to appoint only producers who specialize in transportation insurance as we feel that the exclusivity promotes franchise value. We also believe only transportation specialists have the knowledge and expertise to produce profitable business. Our future is filled with great optimism as we continue to develop expertise in this unique commercial insurance sector.