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Payne & Brown Insurance provides comprehensive insurance options.

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We are your trusted independent insurance agency.

Your family, your business and your possessions are all important to you, but you may not know how to best protect them. We have the experience to navigate the unique risks you face, serving as your insurance advisor.

Insuring Ohio for Over 50 Years

Payne & Brown Insurance Agency launched in 1965 in Jerry Payne’s Sunbury, OH home and was formerly called Beacon Insurance. After his retirement in 1992, Steve Brown took over the agency coming from an underwriting position of five years at a regional insurance carrier.

Today, Payne & Brown Insurance Agency has evolved into writing over 80 different personal and business insurance coverages through seven independent office locations throughout Ohio, including Sunbury, OH, Danville, OH, Marengo, OH, Johnstown, OH, Delaware, OH, Upper Sandusky, OH, and Newark, OH.

We currently represent several highly-rated regional insurance companies, some of the finest in the industry. The companies we represent have quality customer service and a reputation for fast and fair claims assistance. We will find the best company for your specific needs and give you the highest level of protection.

We Are a Top-Notch Agency
  • Ohio Mutual leading agency and largest farm writer in Ohio
  • Recipient of the 25 years “Old Man on the Fence” award from Westfield Insurance
  • One of the leading tow truck insurance writers in Ohio
  • Named a Leadership Circle Agency with Grange Insurance
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As an independent insurance agency we have great relationships with many well-known, reputable insurance companies, giving you the power of choice.


Our insurance advisors have years of experience in the insurance industry and serve as your advocate from selecting coverage through filing a claim.


Our insurance advisors have a strong passion for insurance and protecting what you value most in business and in life. We treat our customers like family.

At Payne & Brown Insurance, our mission is very simple. Our agency of trusted advisors seeks to establish relationships with our valued clients by providing superior service based on our core principles of integrity, professionalism and loyalty.

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As an independent agency, we offer multiple options at competitive prices.

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