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Baker Welman Brown Insurance & Financial Services provides comprehensive insurance options.

We are your trusted independent insurance agency.

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Your family, your business, and your possessions are all important to you, but you may not know how to best protect them. We have the experience to navigate the unique risks you face, serving as your insurance advisor.

About Our Agency

We are a professional, regional, independent insurance agency representing many of the industry’s most distinguished companies. We are not obligated to any one company but rather look to the one that can offer the most valuable coverage and solutions to suit your individual needs.

Because insurance is our business, we have the time and need to keep abreast of changing coverages and markets. You benefit because you are informed when these changes affect you and your insurance program. From the time you place your insurance with us until the final payment of a claim is made, we will do our best to ensure that you and your property are protected in the right manner. The care with which we serve our clients indicates our pride in contributing to their success.


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Our Agency’s History

Baker Welman Brown has been serving the people of Southeast Missouri, Northeast Arkansas, and beyond since 1939. Charles B. Baker, J. C. Welman, and T. A. Brown, Jr. founded the agency with the purchase of the Oaks Insurance Agency and began doing business as Baker-Welman Insurance Agency in March of 1939.

The agency has increased in size during the years due to the hard work and reputation that we have gained from excellent service:

  • 1943

    We purchased A. M. Douglas & Jim Oliver Insurance Agency.

  • 1956

    We purchased Bryant Insurance Agency.

  • 1961

    We changed our agency’s name to Baker Welman Brown Insurance.

  • 1967

    We took on clients of Rutherford Insurance Agency.

  • 1982

    We purchased the George F. Carter & Associates Life Insurance General Agency to better serve the entire needs of our clients.

  • 1985

    Pickard-Southern Insurance Agency was also purchased by our agency.

  • 1989

    We added investment services to our portfolio.

  • 2019

    Purchased the Powell Insurance Agency of Hornersville, Missouri.

  • 2022

    Purchased the Droke Insurance Agency of Senath, Missouri.

The Future of Our Agency

In the future, we plan to continue to serve our clients in every manner possible. Our basic philosophy has not changed since 1939. Our goal is to provide you with quality insurance and investments available and to assist you in meeting your goals.

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The Advantage of an Independent Agency Working for You

What makes our independent agency different?

  • Personalized insurance solutions.
  • Friendly, knowledgeable service.
  • Building trusted relationships.
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Get the power of choice when it comes to finding the right insurance for your situation. We offer a wide variety of policies and price points to choose from.


Rely on us to simplify the insurance process, from advising you on your risks and solutions, to advocating on your behalf to the insurance company.


Count on us to be there for you every step of the way with personable and professional service so you always have the right coverage for your insurance needs.

Our Mission Statement

At Baker Welman Brown Insurance & Financial Services, our mission is very simple. We strive to provide you with the most suitable insurance and investments available and to assist you in meeting your goals.

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