The Gray
Insurance Company

The Gray Insurance Company is A.M. best rated A-VIII

At Gray, We Are

Family-Owned
Mr. Denver F. Gray founded the holding company in 1953. His three sons have been instrumental in growing the business since the 1980s and currently, the third generation is focusing on the future success of the Company.
Relationship-Based
We offer three-year policies to our insureds, allowing us to form and maintain close relationships with our clients. These relationships allow us to take a long-term view and give us the ability to follow through on the commitment to provide exceptional service.
Service-Focused
Our goal is to lead the market in customer service, and we work toward this by nurturing the relationship with individual insureds and by providing "Responsive Service," a core value of our company.
Accessible
We offer unparalleled access to key decision makers and are headquartered in southeast Louisiana with branch offices in Alabama, Texas, and Oklahoma. We operate exclusively through independent agents, concentrating on the Gulf Coast and southeastern United States.
Committed to You
Through our loss-sensitive program, aggressive but fair claims handling, and extensive loss prevention services, we partner with our insureds to reduce the frequency and severity of claims. When our partners are fully invested in preventing losses, they are engaged in the process and have the opportunity for premium savings.

Our vision is to change how people think about insurance and we accomplish this by providing innovative risk management alternatives while positively impacting the people we serve. We value continuous improvement and the partnerships with our insureds and are committed to reducing the frequency and severity of claims.

Why Gray?

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Partner in
Risk Mitigation

We share the risk per occurrence.

Individual-attention

Individual
Attention

Decision makers are available by phone, email, WebEx, or in person.

Commitment to your safety

Commitment
to Your Safety

We offer loss prevention services regularly and upon request and we encourage participation in our beneficial telematics partnership. 

Exceptional Customer Service

Exceptional
Customer Service

Per our internal standards, we strive to reply and assist within 24 hours, if not sooner. 

Opportunity for Savings

Opportunity
for Savings

Control your claims and save loss fund dollars. 

Founder

Mr. Denver F. Gray

When Denver F. Gray began his 65-year insurance career in 1948, he immediately recognized that the insurance Industry needed a comprehensive program that could respond to the exposures of the offshore oil and gas industry. In order to address the overlapping combination of State and Federal jurisdictions and complex contractual arrangements, he founded Gray & Company, Inc. in 1953, and began to offer a unique casualty package that combined coverage for Workers’ Compensation, General Liability, and Automobile Liability under one program.

Gray & Company, Inc. operated as the underwriting manager for various unaffiliated insurance companies until 1977. Then, The Gray Insurance Company was incorporated and received its certificate of authority from the Louisiana State Department of Insurance.

Mr. Gray saw the expansion of his enterprise until his death in 2013, having years earlier passed on his legacy to his three surviving sons, Walter, Michael and Eric. They now operate Gray & Company, Inc. and its subsidiaries: The Gray Insurance Company, Gray Surplus Lines Insurance Company, Gray Specialty, The Gray Oil & Gas Company, The Gray Exploration Corporation, Verlander, LLC, and Gray Matter, LLC.

Mr. Gray served in the Army Air Corps as a pilot towards the end of World War II and subsequently attended Tulane University. He was a firm believer in leading by example, supporting both charitable and political groups that strove to instill character, integrity, and responsibility. A Boy Scout Master for over 15 years, he was also a member of the Coastal Conservation Association, New Orleans Big Game Fishing Club, Southern Yacht Club, Pass Christian Yacht Club, the New Orleans Country Club, and Wildcat Cliff Country Club.

Mr Denver F Gray

Meet the Team

meet the team

For a quote, contact your independent insurance agent or find one here.

For a quote, contact your independent insurance agent or find one here.

Committed to your business

We collaborate with you to mitigate risk, control claims, and prioritize your safety while you enjoy personalized support and the opportunity for savings.

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The Underwriting and Claims Management system for The Gray Insurance Company was developed with support from Louisiana Economic Development’s Office of Entertainment Industry Development.