Our History


Partners of Broome Associates: Scott Broome, Robert Broome, Jr., Andrew Kaiser, and Lori Alala

Our Story

Many years ago, Frelon Broome took a risk and established his own business so he could nurture it with the values of integrity, friendly service, and pride in a job well done. The Frelon Broome Insurance Agency prospered because of these values. Frelon's son Bob joined the agency in 1973, and as trusted advisors and advocates, they built a local business which stood stronger than the hardships of a shifting economy. Broome Insurance Agency is not only a firm of proven professionals, but a team of caring, conscientious people that you can depend on.

Over time, our partnerships of integrity have proven that we are able to accomplish together what we can't do alone. The goal has always been to better serve our clients. Today, Broome Associates is a full-service independent insurance agency with a staff of over 20 professionals who proudly hold to these same values.

Our Timeline


D. Howard Murphy established Atlas Insurance Agency. Mr. Murphy, a man remembered for his impeccable integrity and honesty, later asked his son Les Murphy to take over the business and continue their outstanding reputation in the community.


Frelon Broome left Field Insurance Agency and, with Mr. Fields blessing, established Frelon Broome Insurance Agency.


The Frelon Broome Agency joined together with two other local family owned agencies, Associated Insurance Agency operated by Clarence and Rick Roberts, and Hickory Insurance Service run by Bob Zorn and his wife. Thus was born Broome Associated Insurance Agency.


Bethlehem Insurance Agency, run by Gary Lail, merged with Broome Associated Insurance Agency.


Les Murphy and Bob Broome agreed to join forces by merging Atlas Insurance Agency and Broome Associated Insurance Agency, which further strengthened the organization.


Morrow Insurance Agency of Hickory, which was founded by David Neal, joined Broome Associated Insurance Agency. Our last merger took place in the fall of 2004 with Fidelity Insurance Service of Hickory, which was established by Charles J. Asp.