Our Story

At Monarch E&S Insurance Services our mission is to underwrite Insurance risks profitably for our partner insurance carriers and to provide quality insurance markets and unsurpassed service to our primary customers – Retail Insurance Agents and Brokers. We aim to protect our insurance markets, and help our insurance agents and brokers grow and retain their respective books of business. Our success is the result of our great employees, who are insurance professionals, whom we strive to treat fairly and retain by providing a positive work environment and generous benefit programs.

Monarch E&S Insurance Services is licensed in most states. We are always interested in opportunities to expand our insurance producer base. If you are a retail insurance agent or broker and would like to do business with Monarch, please click here to become a producer.

Our History

Monarch E&S Insurance Services was created by Don Penniall in 1986 in Burbank, California. He moved the operation to Eagle Rock, CA, a sleepy suburb of Los Angeles, CA., shortly thereafter.

Don’s expertise in the wholesale side of the insurance industry drove him to start his own E&S operation after spending 15 years at another wholesale shop in Glendale, CA.

The Borisoff and Penniall families had known each other since the late 60’s, through school events in Glendale, CA. Then, in the late 80’s, Derek Borisoff and Don Penniall met through mutual professional friends within the industry and a fast friendship formed. As timing would have it, in early 1994, Don was interested in retiring and Derek, in his mid-thirties, was looking for ownership in an E&S operation. The sale was complete by 2001 and the reign of Monarch was handed over to Derek, while Don retired to Coronado, CA.

Monarch E&S is built on treating its customers with unmatched service; hence, our motto….You’ll Get the Royal Treatment….it means something at Monarch. As a full service MGA and Wholesale Brokerage, retail insurance agents and brokers have access to many different lines of business through Monarch’s Commercial and Personal Lines departments.

Monarch has underwriting authority with the most highly sought after surplus line markets writing business in the Western states. Since its beginning in 1986, Monarch has grown into California’s leading owned managing general agency, excess and surplus line and wholesale brokerage.

Get ready for the ‘Royal Treatment’!