More Than Capable.

Our History

In 2004, James Keating founded tKg in Boston, Massachusetts. What began as a small office with one home computer and seventy-six thousand dollars in starting capital from the sale of James Keating’s home, tKg has rapidly grown into a leader within the surplus line wholesaler industry.

As of 2016, tKg has gone from writing $4.2MM GWP in its first year to writing an estimated $206MM in GWP across multiple product lines. Throughout tKg’s success, entrepreneurship, independence and service have remained its core values.

Our growth over the years


During the company’s growth, brokers, leaders, and support staff were brought in that shared these values. The result is a company that cares about its clients’ needs and a company that is always striving to be better. This is how we measure our success.

While we are proud of our past, we are enthusiastic about our future and we are excited to continually improve. Our scale, scope and market knowledge allow us to address problems that no one else can. We have deep functional and industry expertise as well as breadth of geographical reach with our underwriters. We are passionate about taking on immense challenges that matter to our clients.

Our mission is to remain private and independent. It is to grow into a national organization capable of serving agents nationwide. It is to employ people recognized for their professionalism, their relationships, their technical expertise and their dedication to world class customer service. It is to hold ourselves to the highest moral and ethical standards. It is to service our clients at such a level that they entertain no thought of going elsewhere. It is to work with our markets at such a level that we have no equal in their eyes. It is to be trusted by our partners, respected by our competitors and admired by all. In the end, it is to create a company so strong and so successful that it becomes the vehicle through which we can build the kind of future we imagine for ourselves and our families.

A brief history of tKg

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007


  • tKg adds Portland, Oregon office in October
  • tKg Grows by 18%, ends the year at $206MM


  • tKg adds Portland, Oregon office in October
  • tKg Grows by 18%, ends the year at $206MM


  • tKg Grows by 21%, ends the year at $175MM


  • tKg Grows by 14%, ends the year at $144.6MM


  • tKg Grows by 16%, ends the year at $127.4MM
  • tKg adds second Southern California office, Glendale, in April
  • tKg Opens Dallas, TX Office in November
  • Formally Relocates Headquarters to Biltmore Esplanade in December


  • tKg grows by 79%, ends the year at $110.2MM GWP
  • tKg formally opens Southern California office


  • tKg grows by 26%, ends the year at $61.4MM GWP
  • tKg relocates its Headquarters to Phoenix, Arizona
  • tKg Professional Liability Division Opens


  • tKg grows by 21%, ends the year at $48.6MM GWP
  • tKg introduces Partnership Equity and Profit Sharing Plan for Leading Producers


  • tKg grows by 24%, ends the year at $40.3MM GWP
  • tKg formally opens Chicago, IL office


  • tKg grows by 32%, ends the year at $32.4MM GWP
  • The Keating Group formally rebrands as tKg
  • tKg Comp Workers’ Compensation Division Opens


  • The Keating Group grows by 35%, ends the year at $24.6MM GWP


  • The Keating Group grows by 47%, ends the year at $18.2MM GWP
  • The Keating Group, Inc. is formed, absorbing all assets of The Keating Group, LLC
  • Small Business Division Opens in Boston, MA


  • The Keating Group grows by 195%, ends the year at $12.4MM GWP
  • Operations Division Opens in Phoenix, AZ


  • The Keating Group formally opens for business in Boston, MA
  • P&C Brokerage Division Opens
  • The Keating Group ends its first year in business at $4.2MM GWP