About Us – Insurance

Brown and Stromecki Agency, Inc. is an independent insurance firm committed to providing comprehensive and cost effective personal and commercial insurance products Founded in the late 1920’s, Brown and Stromecki Agency is family-owned and operated, located in the Village of Orchard Park, NY. Brown & Stromecki Agency is not affiliated with any insurance or investment companies, and therefore is truly objective in the advice we give and the products we recommend. We strive to listen, educate, and help guide you along your road to success. Our goal is to provide a stress free insurance planningprocess and allow you the freedom to focus on what is important to you.


brooke_0000_Ray 2Raymond D. Stromecki, CIC

As a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Raymond focuses on helping individuals, families and businesses develop customized programs to recognize, reduce & potentially eliminate risk.

Raymond has earned the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation from The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. With over 45 years of experience in the insurance industry, Raymond currently holds insurance licenses in several states.

Raymond is a member of the Professional Insurance Agents (PIA), Life member of the Orchard Park Fire Company, and has served on several Insurance Carrier Agent Advisor Boards.


dave_0001_StromeckiDave5-300x277David R. Stromecki, CLU®, ChFC®, CIC

David helps individuals and families develop customized insurance strategies built around their unique lifestyles. He prides himself on serving as a trusted insurance professional to his clients so they can focus on what is most important to them – their businesses, careers, and families. David graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Canisius College and has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), and Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) designations.

He is dedicated to keeping himself and his clients informed, ensuring their existing coverage meets their needs, and delivering information and accurate account details in a way that is easy to understand. David is a member and past National Director of the Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP) and the Professional Insurance Agents (PIA). David currently serves as a Director and on the Steering Committee for the Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Association, a Director for the Buffalo Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, Ambassador for the Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation and volunteering with the oncology families at  the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, NY.

David and his wife Kim reside in Elma, NY. When not working, David enjoys spending time in the outdoors kayaking, fishing, hunting, and working with his Labrador Retrievers .


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Patty joined Brown and Stromecki Agency, Inc. in 1997. Patty provides support to all facets of the agency including customer service for Personal, Commercial, and Life Insurance. As Administrative Assistant to David Stromecki, Patty handles administrative aspects for the business consisting of proposals, procedures and compliance.

Patty and her husband Jeff reside in Hamburg with their children Evan, Emily and Anna. When not at work, Patty enjoys spending time with friends, spending time outdoors and proudly spending time at her children’s sporting events.

Debbie Held

Debbie Held brings over 35 years of experience to the Brown & Stromecki Agency. She joined the agency in 1975 working part-time and graduated to full time employment in 1977. Debbie’s responsibilities include all aspects of bookkeeping for the office and is the Personal Lines Manager assisting clients with achieving their insurance objectives. Debbie puts her expertise to work for our clients obtaining the best possible quotes to satisfy their insurance needs including Automobile, Homeowner, Rental, and Umbrella policies. She currently holds her New York state property and casualty insurance broker license, CISR, and ACSR designations.. Debbie and her husband Tom are lifelong members of the Orchard Park Community.

Jennifer Rychlik-Vickerd

Jennifer Rychlik-Vickerd joined the Brown & Stromecki Agency in 2002 and retains over 15 years of Commercial Lines experience. Jennifer is responsible for servicing our business clients, including marketing, processing and communicating essential information to underwriters. Jennifer is cognizant of commercial policy forms and insurance regulations. She currently holds her CIC designation. Jennifer resides in Hamburg with her husband Jason.