About Us

We were founded in 1901 when the Northshore was a healthful escape from the Big Easy. Since that time, the Northshore has grown and so have we, but our goal remains the same: to provide professional, sound insurance services to the hard working people of our community. With a staff of over 20 associates, and one of Louisiana’s most highly automated insurance offices, we stay abreast of trends in our industry.

Our associates and support staff strive to make your pursuit of reliable and affordable insurance coverage as easy as possible. We invest a great deal of time in getting to know you so we can devise an insurance program that will most effectively match your needs. Yes, in 1901 the bulk of our business centered on lumber, brickmaking and houses, but now we insure almost any exposure, almost anywhere.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies, therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn’t purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn’t have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family’s financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, car insurance, home insurance or businessowner policy — you wouldn’t have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, whether it’s for your home, your car or your business, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, it’s up to you to make the final choice.

October 1st, 2012 by Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien