About Gracey-Backer, Inc.

Gracey-Backer, Inc. is an Independent Insurance Agency located in Delray Beach, Florida. As an independent agent, we are your advocate in navigating the complex world of insurance. With a statewide presence and years of experience, Gracey-Backer has the strength and “clout” to secure the finest insurance protection at the most reasonable cost.

Business and Personal Insurance

Gracey-Backer, Inc. specializes in the sales and service of both commercial (professional liability, office, workers’ compensation) and personal (home, automobile, umbrella, boat, flood, jewelry) insurance products for businesses and individuals. We serve a sophisticated clientele of physicians, oral surgeons, surgeons, dentists and high net-worth individuals. With sophisticated technology and experienced staff, we can custom-design coverage packages to fit your unique business or personal situation.

Medical Malpractice Insurance Specialists

Over the years, Gracey-Backer, Inc. has developed a specialty in writing professional liability insurance for physicians, surgeons, oral surgeons and dentists. We proudly handle insurance programs for approximately 2,000 healthcare professionals throughout Florida. We are leading agents for most of our carriers, giving us strength in negotiating terms for our clients. Our clients appreciate the convenience of placing all of their insurance with one agency.

  • A Staff of Insurance Experts
  • Four Generations of Service
  • Recognition 
A Staff of Insurance Experts

A Staff of Insurance Experts

Our staff is committed to you. Each of them is well-versed in insurance, many with advanced degrees. We hire individuals with the knowledge and ethics to properly guide you in the complicated realm of insurance. They are easy to reach, happy to serve you, dedicated to teamwork, and always willing to go the extra mile.

Four Generations of Service

Four Generations of Service

Gracey-Backer, Inc. has been an important player in the independent insurance industry in Florida from the early 1900’s. The agency was founded in 1925 by Matthew Gracey III. Frank P. Gracey joined his brother in 1934 to create a dynamic Insurance and Real Estate firm for the budding area. After World War II, Matthew Gracey IV and Robert B. Gracey joined the firm. Barbara Gracey Backer, (B.S. History of Art, Sweet Briar College and MSA. International Business, George Washington University), Vice-President joined in 1977 and Ronald C. Backer, (B.S. Electrical Engineering, South Dakota State University) and formerly an engineer with Pratt Whitney Aircraft, came aboard in 1987, quickly assuming the title of President.

John Gracey Backer, CPA, a graduate of Auburn University (BSBA Finance and Accounting cum laude, Masters of Accountancy) came into the business in 2011 and defines the fourth generation of family ownership.

David C. Backer is a graduate of The University of Virginia (BS in Electrical Engineering) and The University of Florida (MS in Business Administration & MS in Electrical Engineering). David joined Gracey-Backer, Inc. in 2014 and further defines the fourth generation of family ownership.



Gracey-Backer, Inc. has been a leader in initiating group medical malpractice insurance programs for various societies and physician networks. We put together group programs for The Broward County Society of Plastic Surgeons, the North County Physicians Association, the Palm Beach County Medical Society, the South Florida Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Network, The Florida Society of Gastroenterologists, The Florida Pulmonology Society, The Southeast Women’s Healthcare Program and Urology Consultants of South Florida.

Gracey-Backer, Inc. is a Florida insurance agency, specializing in complete insurance programs for Florida physicians and surgeons, oral surgeons, dentists, business professionals and homeowners. Established in 1925, we have the experience and the clout to navigate our clients through complex insurance issues—and to be there for them in time of need. Day in and day out, we provide risk management consulting, creative solutions, and trusted advice to minimize premiums and maximize coverage. Our clients come to rely on our personalized customer service and know that we always strive to do what is best for them, regardless of the impact on us.