About Us

Our Story

       Laramie Investment Company, Inc. was founded in 1943 by E.G. “Ed” Jackson. Ed was a graduate of Denver University, and moved his young family to Laramie to form his own business.  Laramie Investment Company originally was founded to serve the real estate, lending, and insurance needs of the state of Wyoming. Ed’s son, Gregg, joined the firm in 1962 after graduating from the University of Wyoming with his degree in Business Administration.  As the real estate and lending market changed, so did Laramie Investment Company, focusing the business only within the insurance market, since 1982. In 2004, Gregg’s son Brad also joined the firm, who was then joined by his daughter, Taylie in 2016, creating what is Wyoming’s only 4th generation family-owned insurance agency. For more than 75 years, we having been providing insurance to the state of Wyoming and surrounding areas. Our insurance agents are licensed to write in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada.
       As an independent insurance agency, we find the best combination of price, coverage, and service by representing some of the highest rated insurance companies on the market today. We are able to process quote requests on our website, over the phone, or in person. A representative of our insurance company is always available Monday through Friday from 8:30-5:00. As a trusted insurance leader in our community since 1943, we enjoy cultivating relationships with our insurance clients and their business. We welcome all questions about coverage and do our best to work for YOU!

About Our Insurance Agents

Brad M. Jackson, Owner, Licensed Insurance Agent

Born & raised in Laramie, Brad is the 3rd generation owner of Laramie Investment Company, Inc. Brad attended and graduated from UNLV in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration. While attending UNLV, he was a student Senator for the 1991 and 1992 academic years, while also in charge of UNLV’s Entertainment & Programming committee for the student body. Brad was also a manager on the UNLV Special Events team, selected to manage major sports catering events, including the 1993 & 1994 US Open, the 1992 Tradition, and the 1992 and 1993 Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournaments. Brad enjoyed successful careers at both TGI Friday’s and Ruby Tuesday restaurants, dating from 1989 to 2004, prior to returning to Laramie to join his father, Gregg, at Laramie Investment Company. Brad is a current member of the Albany County Tourism Board, Ivinson Memorial Hospital Board, and is the State National Director for the Association of Wyoming Insurance Agents, representing all Wyoming independent agents on a national level.  Brad is married to wife Ty’Lene, and has 3 children, Taylie, Alston, and Kinlie.

Taylie Carlson, Licensed Insurance Agent 

Taylie attended the University of Wyoming studying Business Administration with a concentration in Hospitality. Prior to moving back to Laramie in August of 2016, she enjoyed her role as an operations manager at multiple Hilton Hotel locations including Laramie, Las Vegas and Chicago. Taylie is a member of the Wyoming Young Agents Committee and enjoys bringing ideas to the table for potential new producers in the future. Taylie is married to her husband, Nick. Together, they enjoy traveling, spending time with their two labs, Hattie & Hank, and enjoy parenthood with their beautiful baby daughter, Tessa.




Clara Sutherland, Licensed Insurance Agent

Raised in rural Wyoming, Clara has always understood the values and sense of community that this wonderful state has to offer. She was extended the opportunity to promote those values as a member of Laramie Investment Company in September of 2017. She joined the ranks of the University of Wyoming alumni with a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics and a minors in finance and banking and financial services in 2017. Clara spends much of her free time outdoors enjoying the Wyoming weather (nice and not so nice), by participating in hiking, fishing and snowboarding.

Janice Murphy, Customer Service Representative

Janice has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, retiring in 2014 from Nationwide Insurance in Denver, Colorado.  Her experience is primarily in Personal Lines Underwriting where she was an underwriter, manager, product manager and consultant.  Janice and her husband moved to Laramie in 2014 to be closer to family.  It is a bonus for them that they are in an area where their hobbies of fishing, hiking and camping can be enjoyed often.  Janice and her husband enjoy attending sports and music events, especially those that involve their grandchildren; they also have two active and intelligent border collies that keep them entertained.  Janice values great customer service and looks forward to serving your insurance needs.

Josh Anderson, Licensed Insurance Agent

 Josh was raised in Northern California and moved to Laramie, WY in 2006 to attend the University of Wyoming.  He stayed in Laramie after college when he came to the realization that Laramie, with its amazing sense of community and pride, was now his home.  Josh’s professional experience has been in retail management, telecommunications and insurance.  In March of 2020, he finished working for the City of Laramie for just over 8 years in various capacities serving the community.  Josh’s hobbies include hunting, hiking, woodworking and spending time with his family- which is why Laramie is perfect for them.  Although Josh is still fairly new, he has thoroughly enjoyed working with the great people at Laramie Investment Company and serving the insurance needs of our customers!

Elijah Bryant, Marketing Manager

Born and raised in Laramie, Eli has had the pleasure of enjoying all the great things our town has to offer his whole life. He is currently attending the University of Wyoming in pursuit of his degrees in economics and marketing. Eli is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying activities such as fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing, all of which are easily enjoyed during the beautiful Laramie summers. He savors his days in the mountains with friends, his girlfriend, and family. His favorite parts about working for Laramie Investment Company are the sense of community support between the local businesses and being able to make our loyal customers feel comfortable and taken care of. 

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