Founded in 1969, Burns & Wilcox is one of the largest specialty insurance wholesalers in North America. The company operates more than 35 offices in over 20 U.S. states. It specializes in insurance underwriting and brokerage services. Burns & Wilcox deals in areas related to specialty, property, personal, and professional and commercial liability. It represents more than 250 domestic and international insurance carriers. The company has a network of over 30,000 agents in the United States. Burns & Wilcox is a part of H.W. Kaufman Financial Group, which also operates companies in the specialty insurance brokerage, reinsurance and premium financing sectors.