HRI Associates has been serving Northern Virginia since 1953. During that time we have endeavored to raise the accepted service standard for insurance brokers operating in the metropolitan area. We have accomplished this by providing first-rate client service and through our exclusive additional services that are not offered by other brokers and consultants. Over our long history we have been extremely active in our community, contributing our time as well as money. Our firm and our principals have been honored numerous times for our professional as well as civic activities.
HRI was founded in Herndon in 1953 by Graham James and Bill Hoofnagle as the insurance branch of Herndon Realty. In 1967, Richard Downer left New York Life Insurance Company to join the firm and run the insurance operation. He purchased the insurance business in 1972 and was the President of HRI Associates until selling the business to his son, Doug Downer, in 2005. Richard Downer retired in 2012, but is still very active in the Herndon Community.
Doug Downer started working in the agency immediately after graduating from Old Dominion University in 1982 and has been the sole owner and President of the business since 2005. In 2008, HRI was invited to become an owner and partner in Keystone Insurers Group. As a partner in Keystone Insurance Group, HRI is a part of and has the resources of one of the largest insurance brokers and benefit consultants in the country.