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The Markel Style

Our culture is our greatest asset, and our culture is defined by the Markel Style.

The Markel Style is a timeless statement of our values and mission.

The Markel Style inspires us and challenges us to:

Be honest and fair in all our dealings
Share success with others
Honor our commitment to our communities
Empower people to reach their full potential

The Markel Style

Markel has a commitment to success. We believe in hard work and a zealous pursuit of excellence while keeping a sense of humor. 

Our creed is honesty and fairness in all our dealings. The Markel way is to seek to be a market leader in each of our pursuits. We seek to know our customers' needs and to provide our customers with quality products and service. Our pledge to our shareholders is that we will build the financial value of our company. We respect our relationship with our suppliers and have a commitment to our communities.

We are encouraged to look for a better way to do things . . . to challenge management. 

We have the ability to make decisions or alter a course quickly. The Markel approach is one of spontaneity and flexibility. This requires a respect for authority but a disdain of bureaucracy. At Markel we hold the individual's right to self-determination in the highest light, providing an atmosphere in which people can reach their personal potential. Being results-oriented, we are willing to put aside individual concerns in the spirit of teamwork to achieve success.

Above all, we enjoy what we are doing. There is excitement at Markel, one that comes from innovating, creating, striving for a better way, sharing success with others . . . winning.

  • Join our team

    As a part of the Markel Style, we encourage career development, celebrate a diverse workforce, and recognize commitment to a zealous pursuit of excellence.

  • Our story

    Explore our history and find out how Sam Markel and his four sons shaped our company's legacy and business.