- The Story of Honig Conte Porrino
- What is an Independent Insurance Agent?
- Insurance Carriers
- Professional Associations
- Community Associations
Honig Conte Porrino: An Agency Born Over Dinner
Honig Conte Porrino emerged from the union of two agencies, each with rich, long-standing histories of their own.
Conte Porrino, Inc., established in 1902, was the first insurance agency to service a majority of Downtown Manhattan. The firm was founded as the Leopold Porrino Agency, and later purchased by Frank M. Conte. It was then run by Frank’s son, F. Michael Conte, who partnered with Michael Honig in 2006.
The Honig Insurance Agency, originally called the George Honig Company, was established in the back office of a Brooklyn wholesale electrical supply company in 1932. The firm has been led by three generations of the Honig family, and continued to grow under the leadership of its founder’s grandson, Michael Honig.
Both Conte Porrino, Inc. and the Honig Insurance Agency were doing quite well on their own, under the leaderships of F. Michael Conte and Michael Honig, respectively. The two friends met for dinner one night in Greenwich Village, and tossed around the idea of merging the two agencies. Before their entrees had arrived, the entire business plan was sketched out on the table.
The next few months to follow saw the new agency come to life. Not only did the two find out that they worked well together, but they had way more fun putting the pieces into place than they had ever expected. Their firm expanded rapidly, and they obtained a much larger space in order to accommodate their growing team.
The main office of Honig Conte Porrino is located in the Chelsea area of Manhattan with a second office in Bay Ridge Brooklyn.
Honig Conte Porrino isn’t just an insurance agency—they’re a dedicated team of professionals who have a great time doing what they love by providing quality services to clients throughout the country.
An Independent Advantage
We are Independent Agents, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. Honig Conte Porrino represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies, therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.
What is an Independent Insurance Agent?
When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn’t purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn’t have a choice!
The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family’s financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, car insurance, home insurance or businessowner policy — you wouldn’t have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.
With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.
An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.
When you buy insurance, whether it’s for your home, your car or your business, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, it’s up to you to make the final choice.
As independent agents, we have established long-term, solid relationships with some of the top national and regional carriers in the industry. Our experienced staff will be able to provide comprehensive, expert insurance solutions and service.
For you, our client, this provides competitive pricing, coverage options, and peace of mind that the company providing your insurance coverage meets our standards.
- Auto One
- Commercial Mutual
- Distinguished Programs
- Hartford Steam Boiler
- Pennsylvania Lumbermans
- Private Client Group
- Travelers Flood
- Utica First
- Professional Insurance Agents (PIA)
- Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY)
- The Independent Insurance Agents Associations of New York (IIANY)
- Council of Insurance Brokers of Greater New York (CIBGNY)
- Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC)
- Certified Professional Insurance Agent- CPIA
- Greenwich Village / Chelsea Chamber of Commerce
- Queens Chamber of Commerce
- Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
- Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce
- Greenwich Village Little League