We’re Celebrating 37 Years of Service!

Connie Phillips Insurance is proud to celebrate our 37th anniversary of providing best-in-class insurance in the Mid-Atlantic region. Ever since our founding in 1986, CPI has been in the forefront of the industry, offering excellent customer service, outstanding coverage options and competitive pricing.

From our humble beginnings, we have grown to serve clients in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina, West Virginia, Florida and Arizona.

What was happening in 1986?

Ronald Reagan was president, a gallon of gas cost 86 cents, Martin Luther King Jr. was honored with a federal holiday in his name, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after being launched, the first anti-smoking ad appeared on TV, home mortgage interest rates hovered around 10%, a reactor in the Chernobyl power plant exploded, releasing radioactive material across Europe, Halley’s Comet came (relatively) close to Earth (a mere 39 million miles away), and Connie Phillips Insurance was opened.

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CPI’s locations in Frederick, Maryland through the years…

1st office: 26 South Market Street
2nd office: 1517 West Patrick Street

3rd office: 1205 West Patrick Street
4th office: 605 West Patrick Street
Addition in 2007

…and a new location in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach office January 2015
Our mascot Betty Boop welcomes all!

Service to our community: Bears for Kids’ Fears

Karl Brink, CPI Vice President, writes,

“Recently I witnessed an incident on the street in front of our office. The fear on the children’s faces was traumatic. After the children were each given a bear, a smile appeared on their face. This brought tears to my face. This was a blessing to all of us.”

Connie, Karl & Connie Phillips Insurance started a drive to collect bears for children that are caught in the middle of a domestic dispute, car accident or other auto issues. The traumatic fear of these children is heightened by the presence of the police officer. Remember your own or your child’s first Pooh or Teddy.

These bears are donated to the Frederick City and Frederick County police departments. Officers carry the bears in their patrol cars. A sizable donation of bears was also made to Frederick Health Hospital, for the kids in their Pediatric Emergency Department.

Bears can be dropped-off at our office, or if you collect a bundle, we will pick-up at your home or office. Call Karl @ 301.662.5717 or contact him at kbrink@insurance-financial.net

Awards & recognitions

Community Insurance and Risk Management Specialist
Southeast Virginia Chapter
Community Associates Institute (SEVA-CAI)
Business Partner of the Year 2020
Southeast Virginia Chapter
Community Associates Institute (SEVA-CAI)
Speaker of the Year
Awarded from National Community Association Institute

The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC)
recognizes Connie Phillips for 35 years of leadership

Connie E Phillips, CIC, EBP, CIRMS has been recognized by The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) for her 35 years of committed professional leadership and advanced knowledge. Connie earned the designation through a series of rigorous examinations and has maintained the designation by annual attendance at an approved CIC continuing education program.

Earning her CIC designation and maintaining all update requirements for 35 years, places Ms. Phillips in the top one percent of all insurance professionals in the country. “The high standard maintained by Connie not only benefits Connie Phillips Insurance, Inc, but the insurance profession as a whole” said Dr. William T. Hold, CRM, CISR, CEO and President of the Society of CIC. “This 35-year accomplishment signifies a career of active leadership in advanced education.”

The Society of CIC is a member of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, serving more than 150,000 participants. The Society of CIC is an organization nationally recognized as a leading continuing education program for insurance and risk management professionals.