Renaissance Insurance


enaissance Insurance Group was founded in 2001 by two local graduates of UNC, Jay Helzer and Ryan Hicks. While they’ve grown to the capabilities of a regional insurance firm, they’ve remained true to their roots and still have a large following of clients in the communities of Northern Colorado and the Front Range. 

“Now one of the largest Agribusiness brokers in Colorado, our team of risk professionals focuses on the needs of farmers, ranchers, growers, producers, feed lots and hobby farms and are among the most experienced in the United States,” says Erich Ehrlich, partner at RIG. “We work tirelessly to match the amount of hard work and dedication farmers and ranchers put into their enterprises every day.” 

At RIG there is a wide range of services, but all are meant to help those in Agribusiness better manage their losses to have more control over the long-term cost of risk. Ehrlich states that our Risk Advisory team offer on-site walk-throughs to identify potential risk factors, develop maintenance schedules and safety meetings to prevent losses, and provide predictive analytics to align businesses with the most effective workers’ compensation program, and more. 

From hobby farms to livestock ranches, from dairies to feed lots, from dirt farms to vegetable growers, we help our Agribusiness clients to manage their evolving cost of risk. When it comes to improving your bottom line, the last thing you need is too many claims, which can lead to increased premiums. “Our team educates our clients on insurance cost drivers and analytics to better manage outcomes,” says Ryan Hicks, partner at RIG. 

The company recently launched a cyber liability department with a risk professional who focuses primarily in helping clients understand their exposures to a cyber breach. A cohesive strategy combining risk and insurance solutions is then tailored to the individual needs of each client and monitored on a regular basis since cyber risks are constantly evolving.    

“Our clients receive a more focused and-hands-on service ‘relationship’ based on our model”, cites Jay Helzer a partner with RIG. Most of our Risk Advisors have lived and worked in Northern Colorado their entire lives. We know farming, we know ranching. We literally live in the space we work and understand the business more intimately than a large national firm. But because of our size, we are one of the largest brokerage firms focusing on agribusiness in Colorado. We have national insurance capabilities and a local service model – the best of both worlds.   

RIG has earned the Premier Farm Certification designation from Nationwide for its work in the agribusiness sphere and is an endorsed insurance broker by the Colorado Livestock Association and the National Bison Association. 

Whether you raise crops, livestock, or both, we know farming isn’t just a job, it’s a lifestyle. And we know how to protect it. From your machinery to your structures, your crops to your livestock, we know what it takes to safeguard your operation. Our collaborative business relationships with clients leads to a better understanding of exposures, coverages, and strategies to address loss frequency and severity. Basically, we offer peace of mind!

Renaissance Insurance Group is involved in the community, giving back through philanthropic efforts to the Greeley Stampede, Colorado Farm Show and Colorado Youth Outdoors. Giving back to the community we serve is at the heart of our business. 

We are proud to run a business that’s based on relationships, and we want our customers to be comfortable with, and confident in, the solutions we offer them. We provide the broadest protection available in the marketplace for the premium dollars paid, all with a focus on controlling insurance costs long term.  

“Managing the organizational cost of risk equals more control over the bottom line,” Hicks says. We cannot predict the future, but we can help to control its impact. 

For more information, go online to: 


Renaissance Insurance

1349 Water Valley Parkway
Windsor, CO 80550

Erich Ehrlich – 970.300.1053

Jay Helzer – 970.315.0134

Ryan Hicks – 970.235.2238

Renaissance Insurance

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