A third-generation company
The Klein Agency was started in the 1960s by Earl Klein. For over 20 years the Earl A. Klein Agency was a general agency that had a sterling reputation of integrity, diligence, and intellect – which has always been a common thread to our current ownership structure. In 1982, Earl’s twin sons – Richard and Michael – had the vision to create their legacy as agent owners when they shifted the focus to assist design professionals. By generating a specialty insurance program with Fireman’s Fund, the agency become the Mid-Atlantic’s go-to broker for Land Surveyors, Civil Engineers, and Landscape Architects.
The firm continued to grow, becoming the Klein Agency in 2006 when an ailing Michael encouraged his young nephew, Justin, to run the agency. Justin leveraged the family’s long-time working relationship with HMS Insurance Agency, acquiring the capital to transition and scale the business to support all design professionals. Later that same year, Justin’s vision for growth was realized when the first office outside of Maryland opened in Philadelphia and it has since expanded further with an office in Virginia Beach. Ten years later, recognizing an opportunity to harness the power of another joint effort, Nexus Professional Risk was formed.