Krause Edwards – About Us

Krause Edwards Insurance Brokers Limited is a general insurance brokerage with specialties in several areas of Commercial and Personal Insurance. We focus primarily on Commercial Property and Liability products, along with complementary lines of business such as Crime, Professional Liability and Directors and Officers Liability. We have significant experience in providing comprehensive and customized insurance programs to our clients.

Additionally, we’ve recently added a division to handle all of your Group Benefit, Life Insurance and Wealth Management needs.

The insurance solutions we offer, provide the ability to expand an organization’s business options. We become advocates to our clients and allow them to make the best informed insurance and risk management decisions.

Our Personal Lines Department can service your Homeowners, Cottage, Automobile or Pleasure Craft insurance requirements. We also have the ability to arrange for Group Home and Automobile insurance for organizations that qualify. Group programs offer excellent coverage and deep premium discounts.

Regardless of your need, our emphasis is on broad coverage that responds in the way our clients expect in the event of a claim. We negotiate the necessary coverage and provide a balanced insurance program at the best rates available in the marketplace. We transfer risk to others so you can concentrate on business or life in general.

We take our relationships very seriously and expect to be held to the highest standards.

At Krause Edwards, we don’t sell insurance, we buy insurance for you!

Leadership Group

Jeff Krause

Direct Phone:  705.719.4195
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Jeff is a founding principal and commercial insurance broker at Krause Edwards. He has over 20 years experience dealing in many areas of commercial insurance and is known for taking a creative, problem-solving approach in managing the issues faced by his clients.

Jeff is Past-President of the Barrie-Simcoe Insurance Brokers Association and is an active member of the Ontario Snow Resorts Association (O.S.R.A.) Risk Management Committee. Jeff is also a past Director with O.S.R.A.

He lives north of Barrie where he enjoys spending time with his 3 sons, outdoor activities, sports, reading and music.

Brian Edwards

Direct Phone:  705.719.4198
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Brian is a principal and commercial insurance broker at Krause Edwards. He has been with the firm since its inception and he has over 15 years of risk management experience to complement his insurance skill set.

Brian also has significant financial experience having worked as a financial advisor with a major bank where he was responsible for estate planning, lending and investment allocation for clients.

In his role at Krause Edwards, Brian focuses on providing guidance and support to commercial clients including manufacturers, contractors, ski resorts and marinas.

Brian has held several positions with the Ontario Snow Resorts Association including Chair of the Risk Committee and OSRA Treasurer and Board Member.



We are in our second year of coverage with Krause Edwards Insurance under the RecycleGuard program for businesses in our industry. We have developed a very good relationship with them for such a short time. They are very professional and knowledgeable in both the insurance industry and our own industry. With the RecycleGuard program and their knowledge we can sleep well at night knowing that our business is well looked after.  

Gary Dvorkin
Peel Scrap Metal Recycling Metal Ltd.