About Griffin Owens

Griffin Owens Insurance Group was established in 1981, when Chris Griffin and Don Owens partnered to assist their local community, with their personal and business insurance needs. Today, the firm represents over 100 regional and national insurance carriers.  The professional staff of advisors assists more than 3,000 businesses and 15,000 families with their insurance and financial needs. Griffin Owens’ success was built on the guiding philosophy of helping individuals and businesses in the communities where they work and live.  A consultative approach is used to protect assets and help clients make educated decisions.

Our History

  • Griffin Owens staff volunteering

    “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” ~ Winston Churchill

    We support causes and organizations that are important to our employees through volunteer work and financial donations. Over the 35 years, we have been in business, we have had six staff members diagnosed with breast cancer and two lost their fight with the disease. This personal connection with the illness drives our staff and firm to support Breast Cancer Awareness any way we can.

  • Shaking hands

    Mergers & Acquisitions

    In an effort to grow our business, Griffin Owens Insurance merged nine other agencies, the largest being the Pierce Agency in Falls Church and Manassas. Through these acquisitions, we are fortunate to maintain the outstanding staff of advisors and blend the firms to function as the Griffin Owens Insurance Group.

  • Don Owens and Chris Griffin holding plaque

    Serving the Community

    In 2004, Chris and Don were honored with the Corporate Service Award by Nationwide Insurance and recognized for their work with Vecinos Unidos, YMCA, Cornerstones, FISH (Friendly, Instant, Sympathetic, Help), and many others. During this decade, Chris got involved in Herndon advocacy and hosted the Herndon Ladies Brunch. Through this dynamic group of women, six members have gone on to be elected officials for both Herndon and the State of Virginia.

  • Griffin Owens Insurance Awards

    Commitment to Community

    In 1990, Chris Griffin and Don Owens earned Nationwide Insurance’s highest award‚ for attaining excellence in helping their clients with both their insurance and financial needs. While attending the meeting, Chris & Don met other agents around the country who were not just running a business in their communities, but who were dedicating their lives to giving back to those communities. This inspired Chris and Don to give back to Herndon through volunteering and community service.

  • Don Owens and Chris Griffin

    The Beginning…

    In 1981, Chris Griffin and Don Owens partnered with Nationwide Insurance and created the Griffin Owens Insurance Group. Their mission to assist their local community, with business and personal insurance needs.


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