Harden joins Gallagher, bringing together the global reach of Gallagher with the real estate, construction and healthcare insurance expertise of Harden. Founded in 1953, Harden is a full-service insurance broker headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, with offices in Amelia Island and Tampa. M.C. (Ceree) Harden III and his team will continue to operate from their current locations within Gallagher's Southeast region, collaborating with Peter Doyle, head of Gallagher's Southeast region retail property/casualty brokerage operations, and John Tournet, head of Gallagher's Southeast region employee benefit consulting and brokerage operations.

Partnership founded on shared values

Both Gallagher and Harden share a client-centric approach to finding the right insurance coverage, risk management solutions and employee benefits services for their customers. By continuing to analyze clients' unique situations, this partnership looks to continue to demonstrate commitment to ethical behavior and business practices.

Harden will further strengthen our healthcare, and real estate practices in the Southeast, as well as expand our presence in North Florida and along the East Coast of Florida and Georgia… We are elated to welcome Ceree and his associates to our growing global team.
J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO

A rich history in Florida

With locations in Jacksonville, Amelia Island and Tampa, Harden has a rich history in analyzing marketplace information to apply proven and emerging concepts in support of client objectives. Serving clients beyond the industry standard is engrained in Harden’s culture. Driven by this singular purpose, our team becomes a true extension of your team, continually transferring knowledge to help you make informed decisions. Our partnership with Gallagher strengthens our commitment to support your insurance, risk management and employee benefits objectives.

Client Access

Harden clients can continue to access our tools and applications using the below links:

Employee Navigator (formerly Harden Navigator)


CSR24 (formerly Harden Portal)

ThinkHR (formerly Harden HR)


Benefit Comply (formerly Harden Comply)

Awards and Recognition

A 13-time honoree on Ethisphere Institute's list of World's Most Ethical Companies®.

We scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index for the fourth consecutive year.

Forbes lists Gallagher as one of America's Best Large Employers 2023.

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