Allen & Allen Insurance Agency Inc. has been serving clients for over 90 years from the same location in Hasbrouck Heights. Allen & Allen opened in 1924 when brothers Floyd and Harlan Allen moved from Beverly Massachusetts, became partners, and opened a real estate office. (The agency still has an office at the original location in Hasbrouck Heights) A year later, Harlan decided it would be advantageous to sell homeowners insurance to his real estate clientele. He quickly got licensed and was appointed to write for The Hartford Insurance Company, which Allen & Allen still writes for today.
After a few years in business, Floyd Allen passed away, leaving Harlan the sole owner of the business. Over the next few decades, Harlan grew both the insurance and real estate business by writing insurance for companies like The Hartford, Continental and Aetna. Harlan was a lifelong resident of Hasbrouck Heights and very committed to the town. He was a founding member of the Hasbrouck Heights Lions Club in 1931, member of the planning board, assembled the plots of land that now make up Woodland Park, helped build the pavilion and rest rooms that are located in the park and also helped install the original lights at the Hasbrouck Heights Depken Athletic Field.
In the 1960’s, Harlan’s son Frederick Allen joined the business selling insurance and practicing law. Harlan built an addition to the Hasbrouck Heights location to include two offices for law work. Frederick took over as president of the company in 1973 and continued to grow the business over the next 20 years. Frederick’s sons Peter and Jeffrey joined the company in 1989 and 1993 respectively. The business has grown substantially to now insure thousands of New Jersey residents and businesses. We currently represent many fine insurance companies such as Hartford, Travelers, MetLife, AIG, Plymouth Rock, Providence Mutual, Encompass (Allstate), and many others.
In 1998 Allen & Allen successfully opened a second office in Franklin Lakes, NJ, and continued the expansion of selling insurance in New Jersey. Both locations continue to grow, and the “Allen Brothers” hope a fourth generation will join the organization and continue writing the Allen & Allen story for many years to come.