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Welcome to RT Specialty

(formerly Countrywide Brokerage)


We are a Property & Casualty Insurance Wholesale Brokerage and Managing Underwriting Agent that recently became part of RT Specialty. We serve retail insurance agents in the western United States.

RT Specialty

R-T Specialty, LLC (RT), a subsidiary of Ryan Specialty Group, LLC, provides wholesale brokerage and other services to agents and brokers.  RT is a Delaware limited liability company based in Illinois.  As a wholesale broker, RT does not solicit insurance from the public. Some products may only be available in certain states, and some products may only be available from surplus lines insurers. In California: R-T Specialty Insurance Services, LLC License #0G97516.

© 2016 Ryan Specialty Group, LLC

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Transition to RT Specialty Website

In the near future, the Countrywide Brokerage website will be discontinued and agents will be redirected to the RT Specialty website. There, agents will be able to get applications from our office. We will let our agents know when that transition occurs.

Countrywide Brokerage Now Part of RT Specialty

I am pleased to announce that Countrywide Brokerage became part of RT Specialty effective January 8, 2016. After providing our agents with insurance solutions for more than 17 years, the time has come for a change in a very positive direction.

I have been approached by potential buyers from time to time but the fit and timing were not right.  Recently, when RT Specialty reached out, I was very intrigued.  They are a company that shares goals that are similar to ours with a focus on excellent customer service and providing insurance solutions for the harder to place business, all while maintaining an entrepreneurial spirit.

Becoming part of RT Specialty will allow us to provide you with vast market access for products to benefit you and your customers. Our in house programs remain intact and we will have an opportunity to offer some additional binding contracts through RT Specialty’s relationships. 

Rest assured that my entire team and I will remain on board to ensure continuity and continued superior customer service. 

I want to close by sharing my heartfelt thanks to you for your loyalty and business over the years. It has been our pleasure to work with you and we look forward to continuing that close working relationship as we begin this exciting new chapter in our history together.

On behalf of my entire staff, we wish you a very Happy New Year.


Sue Brennan, President


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Client Testimonials:

"I love the personal service at Countrywide Brokerage. I feel as if Mike and Sue are experts in the surplus lines field..."

-Toni Matous, Magnolia Insurance Agency, Seattle, WA

"When I think of a surplus lines situation, I think of Countrywide Brokerage first. You have the markets needed and you know what is going on in your industry..."

-Perry Pearson, Petershagen Insurance, Everett, WA

"I have been very satisfied with my relationship with Countrywide - no complaints at all. You guys do a great job for me-sure makes it easier for me..."

-Don Williams, D.L. Williams Insurance, Missoula, MT

"I like working with Countrywide Brokerage because they are locally owned, have good knowledge of the products and a large array of products, and can offer coverage for odd risks."

-Tom Sawyer, Eagle Harbor Insurance, Bainbridge Island, WA

"It is always a good experience to work with Sue, Mike and the Countrywide Brokerage staff. They get me the apps, quotes and answers I need on a timely basis..."

-Jim Maupin, Homer Smith Insurance, Port Townsend, WA

"Countrywide Brokerage excels in the availability of markets, and their knowledge of the opportunities available in the surplus lines area is amazing."

-Toni Matous, Magnolia Insurance Agency, Seattle, WA

"Everyone that I have had the pleasure to work with at Countrywide Brokerage is helpful, supportive, courteous, knowledgeable, ready to lend a hand..."

-Tony Conti, Soundview Insurance Agency, Lynnwood, WA

"It is my pleasure to recommend the products and services of Countywide Brokerage... Across our department, we have been pleased with their work and respect their knowledge of the markets."

-Mary Stien, Parker Smith Feek, Bellevue, WA

"I appreciate your accessibility. Your office picks up the phone and is always ready to discuss risks and present solutions..."

-Joe Kenny, Gurry and Rogers, Seattle, WA

"It is the excellent service and spirit of cooperation that I appreciate - a very good partnership in a tough insurance world!!"

-Don Williams, D.L. Williams Insurance, Missoula, MT

"We love to work with you guys, and know you will always do your best to meet our needs..."

-Tom Sawyer, Eagle Harbor Insurance, Bainbridge Island, WA

"I really enjoy working with the folks at Countrywide. They are my 'go to' Surplus Lines Broker."

-Joe Kenny, Gurry and Rogers, Seattle, WA

"I always feel like Countrywide Brokerage staff takes my quote requests very serious and that a good faith effort is put forth to find a market at a competitive price!! ... "

-Don Williams, D.L. Williams Insurance, Missoula, MT

"We have other similar brokerage options, but we come to you due to your service and loyalty. We also feel Sue as the owner will always do the 'right thing' for us."

-Tom Sawyer, Eagle Harbor Insurance, Bainbridge Island, WA

"Everyone I've dealt with at CWB is always accommodating and willing to do what it takes to get the job done."

-Anna Reid, Propel Insurance, Tacoma, WA

"Countrywide Brokerage works together with our agency to strengthen the relationships with our clients. The response times on questions, quoting, applications and issuing policies are excellent."

-Jim Hale, Skyway Security Insurance, Mercer Island, WA

"When I have a risk that is complicated and will be difficult to place, I feel like this is an area that Countrywide Brokerage excels in... "

-Cheryl Janowicz, Soundview Insurance Agency, Lynnwood, WA

"Everyone at Countrywide Brokerage is very cooperative and I get very fast response on quote requests and when I have questions."

-Don Williams, D.L. Williams Insurance, Missoula, MT

"The Countrywide Brokerage team provides quick turnaround, expert advice and help in assisting with the sale of the account."

-Toni Matous, Magnolia Insurance Agency, Seattle, WA

"We have commercial accounts that renew year after year with ease, and we find that the Brokers at Countrywide are looking out for us and the clients to provide solid insurance packages."

-Jim Hale, Skyway Security Insurance, Mercer Island, WA

"At Countrywide Brokerage, the response time is excellent, the staff is very easy and cooperative to work with, and the work is always accurate."

-Don Williams, D.L. Williams Insurance, Missoula, MT

"I truly enjoy working with everyone at Countrywide."

-Tony Conti, Soundview Insurance Agency, Lynnwood, WA

"I find really good surplus lines property rates and coverages available through Countrywide."

-Debbie Sarka, Insurance Services Inc, Kennewick, WA

"Our agency is heavy in the personal lines area and find it very helpful to have a homeowners market to accommodate our clients that have fallen out of the standard markets."

-Jim Hale, Skyway Security Insurance, Mercer Island, WA

"Your strengths are in your knowledge of the marketplace, insurance in general, and understanding of a risk."

-Cheryl Janowicz, Soundview Insurance Agency, Lynnwood, WA

"You excel in handling more complicated risks. I have found that Mike and Sue in particular have a great knowledge to find the right price."

-Joe Kenny, Gurry and Rogers, Seattle, WA

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