About Us

Our History & Purpose

Best Of 2019 Award for Insurance Agency

Who We Are

The Hopwood Company, is a provider of insurance, risk management, and employee benefits throughout Florida, the Mid-Atlantic states, the Eastern seaboard and Texas. From around the country, our professionals help businesses and individuals anticipate, quantify, and understand the risks they face.

Since 1974, members of The Hopwood Company have represented the interests of their clients by helping them make sense of an increasingly complex world. We work with clients of all sizes by defining, designing, and delivering solutions to better manage risk.

The Hopwood Company along with its subsidiaries Langston Insurance Services, James and Associates, and RH Sterling bring deep intellectual capacity, industry-specific expertise, global experience, and collaboration. We offer risk consulting and management, insurance brokering, alternative risk financing, retirement consulting and administration, and insurance program management services to businesses, government entities, organizations, and individuals.

2022 best of Florida Nominee
FM Insurance Award

Products To Meet You

No other agent or agency has more options to offer you. We have more than 58 insurance companies insuring your world and all that is in it. We will cover your auto and your home. Additionally, our underwriters stand ready to handle your business insurance needs. Yes, we have carriers and products to meet your needs individually and those for your business. If it moves, we can insure it. If it doesn’t move, we can insure it. It is that simple.


Our Corporate Responsibility

We take pride in the value we add to each of the communities we serve. When it comes to insurance we remain sensitive to your costs. Even more, we are sensitive to how your claims are handled. Most of all, our responsibility is to you, our client, and to provide you with the highest standards in service with the use of “best practices” for our industry.

Our Professionals

Richard Hopwood

Richard B. Hopwood MS, MBA/President

Rick has enjoyed service to the community. He has served as finance Chair for the Visiting Nurse Association, President of Head Start, a number of committees with the Chamber of Commerce and on church council as its President. Rick graduated from Lock Haven University and went on to Johns Hopkins University to earn both a Masters in Finance and the M.B.A. Rick has years of insurance experience and has sat in all of the chairs. He previously held the position as vice president of an international insurance company and his strength is integrating insurance as part of a company’s overall business strategy.

Brenda Reyes, Manager – Personal Lines

Brenda Reyes, Manager – Personal Lines

Brenda is a licensed Property and Casualty agent with over 20 years experience as a trusted advisor. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and enjoying nature. Brenda has a passion for helping people understand insurance and how it can protect them from unexpected events in their lives.

Maria Amitesarove

Maria Amitesarove - Insurance Agent

Maria is an experienced agent who specializes in Property and Casualty Insurance. She enjoys helping families find the right coverage for their needs. When she's not working, Maria enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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