About Commonwealth Underwriters

Commonwealth Underwriters, Ltd specializes in securing insurance coverage for hard to place risks not written by the standard market. Our number one goal is to provide you with a long-term reliable relationship that will help you and your clients confidently navigate through the complex Excess and Surplus Lines Marketplace. Our dedicated staff is committed to overcoming risk challenges, providing impressive turnaround times and overall superior service.


It all started in 1994, when Barry Scott opened a small office in downtown Richmond Virginia with the vision to find new and innovative ways for retail agencies to access alternative markets. As the firm grew, so did its reputation for expertise in providing solutions for risks declined by the standard market. Today, with 25 years of solid commitment to retail agents in the Mid-Atlantic, Commonwealth Underwriters continues to grow while keeping pace with the ever changing market.

Please take a few moments to review the products and services that we offer and learn more about how we can help support you and your agency's success.