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Brent Bowen

Fairfax, VA

(540) 434-5344 x1012

Gardner Insurance Agency

10432 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, VA 20109

(703) 257-2820

Brent Bowen

Fairfax, VA
(540) 434-5344 x1012

Gardner Insurance Agency

10432 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, VA 20109
(703) 257-2820

Our History

Company History

Rockingham Home Mutual formed over a century ago. When several property owners met at a small church in Port Republic, Virginia, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Community members became members of the mutual company and had fire policies that covered whatever structures they owned, such as mills, silos, barns, and homes.

Over the years, Rockingham Insurance Company has experienced continued growth through mergers with Virginia mutual companies. Today, we focus on improving the technical capabilities and product lineup to serve our customers better. With over 50,000 policyholders, we offer a full suite of modern insurance policies to fit all of your personal insurance needs.

Key Milestones


Rockingham Home Mutual Fire Insurance Company was formed in a church in Port Republic, Virginia (pictured to the right) by a group of farmers who rebuilt shortly after the end of the Civil War.


Rockingham Mutual Insurance was created from the consolidation of Rockingham Home Mutual and West Rockingham Mutual Fire (formed in 1872).


Merger of Rockingham Mutual and Brethren Mutual Fire Association (formed in 1910).


Merger of Rockingham Mutual and Virginia Protective Association (formed in 1910).


Merger of Rockingham Mutual and Farmers and Mechanics Benevolent Fire Insurance Association (formed in 1873).


Merger of Rockingham Mutual and Henrico Mutual Fire Insurance Company (formed in 1917).


First Virginia-based mutual company to transition from Chapter 25 to a Chapter 10 Mutual company.


Expanded into Pennsylvania markets as Rockingham Casualty Company.


Specialty line division began serving niche markets by providing tailored insurance programs internationally and in all 50 states. Visit rockinghamspecialty.com for details.


Rockingham Group changed its corporate structure from a Mutual Company to a Mutual Holding Company allowing the flexibility to expand into Excess and Surplus Lines across the United States and provides access to capital.


Specialty line division partnered with Atlas General Insurance Services to offer exclusive programs: general contractors general liability, artisan contractors general liability and commercial multi-peril package programs. Visit rockinghamspecialty.com for details.


Cabrillo Coastal General Insurance Agency, a regional expert in coastal property insurance, partnered with Rockingham Specialty to provide manufactured home property insurance service. Visit rockinghamspecialty.com for details.


Launched Businessowners Elite, a Commercial Lines product providing businesses with property and casualty coverages. Visit this article for details.


Rockingham Insurance celebrated a ‘sesquicentennial’ anniversary. In 2019, the company honored the milestone as a solid future built on a distinguished history.


Rockingham Insurance expands Commercial lines products into Pennsylvania. Visit press releases for details.

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