Our History

Founded more than 50 years ago, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) began as eight separately managed regional insurance companies located across the United States.

As originally chartered, each company wrote primarily in its own “home state” – with some business in bordering states. The eight companies began as personal lines writers. Each company had its own local underwriting and management presence in its respective territories – a core value BHHC continues to embody.

Starting in the late 1990s, the remaining six companies began operating under the shared brand identity of Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies. The name was selected as a legacy to its local roots, while also representing the superior financial strength associated with being a Berkshire Hathaway company.

Today, Forward

Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, BHHC has evolved from a regional carrier to a national insurance group writing a diverse book of policies from coast to coast. The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies include:

  • Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company
  • BHHC Special Risks Insurance Company
  • Continental Divide Insurance Company
  • Cypress Insurance Company
  • Oak River Insurance Company
  • Redwood Fire and Casualty Insurance Company

You can review our States of Operation for further information.

As of: 12/13/2023