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Markel Ventures

A growing family of companies.

We seek to be the best at what we do. While each company operates independently, you’ll notice a few things in common: our deep allegiance to common values and our serious commitment to long-term success.

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This is an environment where leaders and companies can be at the top of their game.

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We're always interested in learning more about great businesses and the stories behind them. 

The Markel Ventures Companies

  • Brahmin

    Boston, MA | Founded 1982

    The best-kept secret in luxury handbags (the secret is out).

  • Buckner Heavylift Cranes

    Graham, NC | Founded 1947

    Leader in large crawler cranes.

  • CapTech

    Richmond, VA | Founded 1997

    Bridging the gap between business and technology.

  • Costa Farms

    Miami, FL | FOUNDED 1961

    Passionate about plants.

  • Cottrell

    Gainesville, GA | Founded 1975

    Hit the road with four decades of experience.

  • Eagle

    Richmond, VA | Founded 1984

    Trusted home builders since 1984.

  • Ellicott Dredges

    Baltimore, MD | Founded 1885

    An industry leader of quality-built dredges.

  • Havco

    Cape Girardeau, MO | Founded 1978

    Proven floor. Proven company.

  • Lansing Building Products

    Richmond, VA | Founded 1955

    Delivering excellence from the inside out.

  • Markel | Eagle Partners

    Glen Allen, VA | Founded 2009

    Strategic investor in residential and commercial real estate.

  • Markel Food Group 


    Better Food. Better Lives.

  • Metromont

    Greenville, SC | founded 1925

    Pacesetter for precast concrete solutions.
  • Panel Specialists

    Temple, TX | Founded 1990

    Providing inspired interior architectural products.

  • ParkLand Ventures

    Richmond, VA | Founded 2008

    Improving the places our customers call home.

  • PartnerMD

    Richmond, VA | Founded 2003

    The leader in concierge primary care and executive health.

  • RetailData

    Richmond, VA | Founded 1988

    Accurate, actionable, and timely retail intelligence.

  • Rosemont Investment Group

    Conshohocken, PA | Founded 2018

    Twenty plus year specialist investor in asset and wealth management companies.

  • VSC Fire & Security

    Ashland, VA | Founded 1958

    Fire safety and security specialists.

  • Weldship

    Bethlehem, PA | Founded 1946

    Serving leaders in the industrial, specialty gas, and specialty chemical markets.