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About Our Company

Brashears & Newendorp is a comprehensive insurance agency offering a synchronized approach to risk management. Our multidisciplinary insurance plans contain customized solutions for a variety of industries and client needs, including extensive business, home, employment, building, auto, aviation, and marine insurance. Unlike typical insurance agents, we act as advisors, addressing the big-picture goals of our client’s risk management needs. Our agency has access to numerous A-rated carriers, which better enables us to meet the individual needs of our clients. This allows our clients to stay with us even as their insurance needs evolve or change over time.

Beyond finding our clients the insurance solutions they need, we are also involved every step of the way when claims do occur. We pride ourselves on being accessible and responsive, all while providing a high level of quality service. At the end of the day, we are here to provide peace of mind and coverage for catastrophic losses.

We are also excited to announce that we recently acquired three additional insurance companies: Douglas Maritime, Kudlich Aviation, and Ocean Marine Insurance. As a result of this acquisition, all clients of these companies will now be serviced by Brashears & Newendorp under the same name. We understand that this change may be confusing for some of our new clients, but please be assured that we will be providing the same level of excellent service that you have come to expect from your previous insurance provider. Our team is dedicated to making this transition as smooth as possible for you, and we encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you for choosing Brashears and Newendorp Insurance as your insurance provider. We look forward to serving you.

How We Began

Founded by Mike Brashears and Ken Newendorp nearly 12 years ago, Brashears & Newendorp has expanded to 17 employees, with offices in Santa Barbara, Honolulu, and Newport Beach. With decades of experience providing insurance services in Santa Barbara and surrounding areas, Brashears & Newendorp is one of the leading independent insurance agencies in the Tri-Counties. Being in business for several decades has allowed our agency to develop and maintain strong relationships with top insurance companies, which ultimately allows us to have more options to provide to our clients.


We only represent best in class carriers

We are dedicated to exceed all of our client’s expectations for, Honesty, Service, Consistency and Value.
We only represent A rated carriers to provide the best coverage based on individual needs. Brashears and Newendorp Insurance Brokers insures clients nationwide, including Alaska, and Hawaii.


We all know insurance is necessary. We may not like it, and the fact that we have to have it is often frustrating and aggravating, but the need never goes away. It can literally save your life and secure your property. It is a must. I have learned through time that the most important thing when purchasing insurance is to find a person who can be trusted based on their integrity and knowledge of the industry. Mike Brashears is that guy. Brashears Insurance has always had my best interest at heart and consistently goes above and beyond to help me breathe easier. Thanks Mike!

Bob NappAbove and Beyond

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