Westwood Celebrates 70th Anniversary


This October, Westwood Insurance Agency celebrates its 70th anniversary. In its seven-decade history, Westwood has grown into a leading, full-service personal lines agency specializing in builder-sourced homeowners insurance. Today it is one of the largest P&C agencies in the nation, as ranked by Insurance Journal.

Westwood was founded in 1952 by Pardee Homes, a residential home building company based in Southern California. Purpose-built for the builder industry, the agency now works with 14 of the top 20 US home builders, covering more than 50 percent of all new homes built nationally.

“As Westwood reaches this impressive milestone, I’d like to thank our clients who trust us to provide a better homebuying experience for their customers,” said Tom Kriby, Vice President of Client Development and Partnerships. “Our promise remains to help builders and lenders close on time, every time, by delivering a fast and easy insurance buying process.”

And, of course, Westwood would not be where it is without its customers. The agency has helped more than a million customers protect what matters most and is adding tens of thousands of new policyholders annually. Providing exceptional customer service has long been a hallmark of Westwood, as reflected in its Net Promoter Score® (NPS®) of 91.

“Customers are at the heart of everything we do at Westwood,” said Alan Umaly, President. “I’m grateful that they choose Westwood year after year to help them find the best coverage and rates for all their insurance needs. Westwood’s core is built around our customers, and we are committed to keeping that legacy in future years to come.”