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About Us

About Us

Rhodes & Williams Ltd. was established in 1935 and has since grown to be one of the largest independently owned insurance brokerages in Ontario. Our reputation has been built upon our willingness to work with clients on their terms, offering them greater choice and flexibility in their insurance and lifestyle needs. Some of our clients have been with us for over half a century and that’s because they know our insurance brokers and the whole team care about keeping their family, their business, and their way of life protected.

Our History

For over eight decades, we have offered our customers unique benefits that have made us the province’s first choice for professional advice on personal and business insurance.

Our insurance brokers are exceptionally well-connected, and they work for you – to source exceptionally well-priced and custom-designed insurance packages that protect what matters most to your family or business. With staff in Ottawa and Toronto, we’re like your local insurance broker with national capabilities.

As a larger brokerage, we have many brokers who are experts in a wide variety of insurance specialties and industries, so we can match you with a broker who has the expertise to develop the insurance plan right for you.

Our Brokers

We are defined by the service, experience and impartial advice our brokers provide to our clients. Our brokers share a philosophy of providing our clients with personal, hands-on and highly responsive service. After all, one of the main benefits of working with a broker is building a relationship based on compassion and mutual understanding. Remember, we don’t sell you insurance, we purchase insurance for you on your behalf. That’s why our brokers are 100% committed to putting together an insurance plan that’s right for you.

Meet our Team

Your peace of mind is our business. More than the products, solutions and innovations we bring to the table, it’s our ability to respond to your needs that matters most. Our professional credentials in the insurance industry are only outweighed by our desire, dedication and passion to do the right thing by you, our customer. Whenever you have a question, comment or concern, please don’t hesitate to contact any one of our committed insurance professionals.

Trent Young | President

Trent began as a graduate of Mechanical Engineering but has now been in the insurance business for over forty years. He brings years of experience in Property, Casualty and Automobile Insurance as an Underwriter and Field Representative. He worked his way to be the Ottawa Branch Manager of one of Canada’s largest insurance companies. He is a registered insurance broker in the Province of Ontario and a Fellow in the Insurance Institute of Canada.

He has been President and CEO of Rhodes & Williams Insurance for over 20 years. Trent’s responsibilities involve working with the management and staff to ensure they have all the training and tools necessary to be successful in their roles. Ultimately his responsibilities are the continued success of Rhodes & Williams Insurance, their staff and their clients through proper development of insurance programs for their needs.

Cory Young | Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Cory’s career in the insurance industry began in 1996, after completing his Honours Bachelor of Business Commerce degree at the University of Ottawa. He has since progressed “through the ranks,” to his current role as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Rhodes & Williams Insurance Brokers. He has been interviewed by industry sources for his insight on the advice based channel of insurance distribution, most recently by “The Ontario Broker,” and “Canadian Underwriter.”

“I have complete confidence in our company to look after the insurance needs of all our current and future clients. We truly have an exceptional team that can act on your behalf, and become your trusted advisors,” says Cory.

His ultimate responsibility as COO of Rhodes & Williams is to empower our staff to exceed our client’s expectations in protecting what they have worked so hard to achieve. His secondary responsibilities include leadership in our industry, the advice based insurance distribution channel, and the community in which he serves.

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