Our mission at Allen Insurance & Financial…
…is to be the local company that individuals and businesses in the community seek out first for advice, information, and education on all insurance and financial services issues. We work hard every day to earn their trust in our knowledge, expertise and professionalism.
As an employee-owned business, we care deeply about our families, employees and the businesses we serve. Since 1866, we have forged strong relationships with our clients of Midcoast Maine—many for three generations or more. We work not only with clients locally but also insure passenger-carrying vessels and their employees all over the world. We are licensed in virtually every state in the United States.
Our goal is always to exceed our clients’ expectations and build long-term relationships by guiding clients through an analysis of their needs and then creating a plan that most effectively meets their specific situation and goals.
L.S. Robinson is an important part of Allen Insurance and Financial. We are two companies with a long history of serving the insurance needs of Maine people. We came together in late 2010.
L.S. Robinson was founded in 1932 by Lawrence Robinson, a well-known Mt. Desert Island businessman who saw the need to provide his community with insurance services.
There is no substitute for a personal conversation. Please call 244-7246 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and let us know how we can help. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
A successful partnership is more than having a shared goal. It’s about working as team, being available and responsive, and being good at what you do. Generations of individuals, families and businesses choose Allen Insurance and Financial because our team is trained and focused on being right there for them.
Allen represents America’s leading insurance carriers for every type of coverage we offer. We’ve worked with some of them for decades, so we not only understand their products inside and out, but also know many of the people behind them.
As an independent, Trusted Choice® agency, our access to multiple companies and commitment to quality service enables us to offer our clients competitive pricing, a broad choice of products and unparalleled advocacy.
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Allen Agency dates back to the year 1866 when it was organized by Wilder W. Perry.
George E. Allen purchased the business in 1902 and conducted insurance and real estate business at 11 Main Street in Camden until his son Hervey C. Allen, Jr., sold the business to J. Hugh Montgomery on July 1, 1935. The business known as the Allen Insurance Agency at that time was operated by J. Hugh Montgomery until his death in November 1953.
In January 1954, David H. Montgomery became the President and Treasurer of the Allen Insurance Agency. The corporate name was changed in June 1971, from Allen Insurance Agency to Allen Agency.
In 1988, David H. Montgomery sold some of his stock in the agency to the Allen Agency Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), which had just been formed. As of the first part of 1994, the Allen Agency ESOP had distributed all its stock to the employees, so that they owned just over 30% of the corporation.
In early 2001, the Allen Financial Group joined Commonwealth Financial Network in order to provide a truly independent and comprehensive approach to financial planning. Our financial services division believes that in order to provide world class service and guidance, an investment professional should be free from the influences present at many traditional Wall Street companies.
In late 2009, the company adopted the d/b/a “Allen Insurance and Financial,” bringing together Allen Agency and Allen Financial Group into a single name and a single logo, both describing the complete range of services we offer.
In November 2010, Allen Insurance and Financial purchased L.S. Robinson Co. insurance, a small independent agency on Main Street in Southwest Harbor. We gave L.S. Robinson a new logo, which ties our branding together and indicates the office is a division of Allen Insurance and Financial, but for the immediate future, the company’s Southwest Harbor office will continue to operate under the d/b/a name L.S. Robinson.
The growth of our company over the years would not have been possible without the dedicated efforts of all of our employees. Each employee has a responsibility to provide insurance protection for our clients in a thoughtful, friendly, professional way, as well as to carry out the responsibility to our insurance companies by providing them with a book of profitable insurance business.
Our philosophy is that the client comes first and we use our expertise, creative problem solving and professionalism to provide our clients with the finest balance of quality and value in their insurance and financial planning program. In addition, the companies we represent are critical to the service we provide our clients and we strive to present these partners with complete and accurate information. This has been our philosophy over the years and it has served us well.
In May 2012 Allen Insurance and Financial received a Maine Governor’s Award for Business Excellence. In October 2012, the company was named a Best Place to Work in Maine, an honor received again in 2013.
In April 2013, Allen Insurance and Financial opened a new office at 156 High Street in Belfast, Maine.
In 2014, we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of our company’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
In 2016, we will celebrate our 150th year in business.
Allen Insurance and Financial is committed to being a good neighbor by supporting organizations in the communities in which we live and work. We do this by buying business materials locally; by direct donations; through purchasing advertisements in publications created by local organizations and through the giving of our time to community groups and projects.
Casual for a Cause
On Fridays, each employee pays $1 for the privilege of dressing casually. The money we raise is matched by our agency and is used each Christmas season to purchase gifts and needed items for families in our communities.
Our agency has members in the Rockland, Camden, West Bay, Belfast and Bar Harbor/MDI Rotary Clubs. Our Rotarians are leaders in their clubs and in their communities. Allen Insurance and Financial offers support to each club’s largest annual fundraiser.
American Cancer Society Relay for Life
We have had a team in every Relay for Life event in Rockport since the first one, in 19xx. Since then, our volunteers have raised more than $50,000 for cancer research. Our participation in the event at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport is a treasured annual event for many of our employees.
Our employees are members of the boards of many non-profits organizations in our communities. We serve on municipal boards and committees and boards of statewide organizations, in the insurance industry and other industries. We offer workshops in areas of our expertise and teach adult education courses. We consult with non-profits and businesses and individuals in our communities on matters of business development and marketing, safety and risk management and other areas where we have expertise.
Allen Insurance and Financial offers financial support to many non-profit events and organizations in the communities where we do business. Organizations seeking our support should deliver a written request to Jill Lang at P.O. Box 578, Camden, Maine, 04843 or send an email to email@example.com. Before you send your request, we ask you read our Corporate Giving Philosophy so you are familiar with the kinds of activities and organizations we most often support.
Allen Insurance and Financial is a proud member of and insurance provider to:
At Allen Insurance and Financial, we’re not much to toot our own horn,
but we’re proud of the following recognitions:
Best Places to Work in Maine – 2012, 2013.
Maine Governor’s Award for Business Excellence – 2012.
Peerless Insurance President’s Award – 2011, 2012, 2013.
Safeco Insurance: H.K. Dent Society, 2011, 2012, 2013.
[Fewer than 10% of agencies in the United States qualify for membership in the H. K. Dent Society, named after Safeco Insurance Companies founder, Hawthorne K. Dent. The award is presented to agencies which exceed growth and performance goals by demonstrating superior knowledge and excellent underwriting skills, and whose commitment to Safeco, and their clients and community redefine the term partnership.]