Contact Phone

1000 N. East Ave. #3 Sarasota, FL 34237-3463


About Us

Founded in 1947, the Arne Carlson Insurance Agency has built a tradition of professionalism and integrity in Sarasota and Manatee counties. We have worked with large clients as well as many small businesses and individuals, offering competitive Personal, Commercial and Contractors insurance quotes and coverage. We contribute to the community through ongoing involvement in various charities and civic organizations.

Some insurance agencies have been around longer. Some are bigger and offer more products. We'll give them that. But when it comes to creative problem-solving, we don't give our competitors anything. The Arne Carlson Insurance Agency finds workable answers to insurance challenges, like primary and commercial umbrella liability needs. The Arne Carlson Insurance Agency may be younger, but we'd put our 40 years of ingenuity up against centuries of status-quo thinking any day of the week. At hard work and success, we're very experienced.

Service is our priority and we strive to do things right the first time without cutting corners.

  • Honesty and Integrity are an integral part of our service.
  • Fully trained, licensed staff
  • Quick response to all inquiries
  • Conscientious follow-through on all claims

Our first step is to learn about YOU and help determine YOUR needs. Our focus is on you, the person who keeps us in business, not on some company that employs us. Once we understand your specific guidelines and goals, we can go to work to determine the lines of insurance coverage for YOU.

We work with a variety of companies rather than representing just one. We continually evaluate the coverage offered by each company in order to remain competitive with our coverage and pricing. This flexibility allows us to select the appropriate coverage for your needs and budget.


including auto, homeowner,life, boat and motorcycle.
Business Coverage
including liability, property, worker's compensation, earnings insurance.
Specialized Construction Coverage
including builder's risk, bonds, equipment, boiler and machinery.


 DSC7549Andy Carlson - Agency Principal
Andy, was born in Sarasota, graduated from Sarasota High School in 1966 and from Western Carolina University in 1971 with a degree in business management.  Andy served in the United States Army at Arlington Hall Station, Virginia.  He began his insurance career with the Arne Carlson Insurance Agency in April of 1974.  Andy has served on numerous community and state and national, international organizations focused primarily on youth activities within the community, public school and church related settings.  Andy and his wife Becky were married in 1973.  They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.


 DSC7561Ken Patton - Agency Principal
Ken, was born in Zanesville, Ohio graduating from high school in 1964 and from Florida State University in 1970 with a degree in Political Science.  Ken began his insurance career with the Arne Carlson Insurance Agency in February of 1977 as a life & health agent becoming the agency’s commercial lines manager in 1979.  Ken is a Life Director of the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association as well as the Florida Home Builders Association and is a member of the FHB Insurance Agent’s Advisory Committee.  In September of 2013 Ken was appointed by the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners to the Manatee County Construction Trades Board.  Ken is married to Deborah Howard-Patton, ARNP and has two sons, Mathew and Daniel and five lovely grandchildren all who live in Sarasota.