We concentrate on protecting your business.
So you can concentrate on your business.

Every policy comes with commitment and expertise.

Whether yours is a prominent business with a national profile or a small local enterprise, insurance is about your life and your livelihood. The short term and the long term. Protection for your business, your family, and your property. Whatever tomorrow brings, you need an expert to make sure that the risks life brings are managed, and that you and those important to you are protected.

Welcome to Holden & Company Insurance.

A century of service.

Our boutique insurance agency was originally founded in 1917 in Alexandria, Virginia, by Charles F. Holden. He launched Holden Insurance, Inc. with the goal of building a locally-owned business that served his community.

The agency focused on property and casualty insurance placements for both personal and commercial accounts. After WWII, his son Charles Holden, Jr., joined the ranks, along with Thomas Moncure and Milton Leadbeater. The team focused on growing the business by serving their Alexandria community with the finest in both personal and commercial insurance.

In 1964, a third generation of service unfolded, when Charles Holden III joined the agency after graduating from Virginia Tech and training with the Home Insurance Company in New York City. He recruited partners David Wysong, Ann Gary and Vinny Allen to help answer the needs of the thriving local economy. They did so expertly, growing the company thirtyfold.

In 1987, Charles III took advantage of an opportunity to merge with a larger international agency – Hogg Robinson of London. The firm continued to flourish under the Hogg Robinson name until 1994, when Hogg Robinson sold their insurance operations to Acordia.

The arrival of Scott Holden as a sales producer in 1995 marked the fourth generation of the Holden family to join the business. Scott spent his first year in New York City enrolled in a graduate program for risk management at the College of Insurance. He returned with his degree to work closely with both Charlie and Vinny Allen, and Scott’s book of business and insurance carriers quickly took off.

When Wells Fargo purchased the insurance operations of Acordia in 2000, the Holden family and their associates continued to profitably operate and grow their business. In May of 2014, however, the family made the pivotal decision to return to their roots: an independently owned, community-focused, relationship-driven local agency.

Once again, the shingle reads Holden & Co Insurance. And you’ll find them open for business on the very block of historic St. Asaph Street in Old Town Alexandria where Charles Sr. founded the original firm in 1917. You’ll also find them holding close the same dedication to community and clients that has driven their successful relationships for nearly a century.

Business or private, we take your protection personally.

Quite simply, our business is about yours: understanding your industry and your personal needs, designing a program that manages your risk, and supporting you, day in, day out.

With a portfolio of middle-market and small businesses, individuals and families, and strong partnerships with the most reputable insurance companies here and abroad, we begin with responsive, intelligent, customer-focused professionals. A seasoned four-tier team – sales executive, account executive, account manager and claims consultant – works in concert to deliver service that is consultative yet proactive.

Business Insurance

As an expert in your business you shouldn’t also have to be an expert in insurance. Instead, rely on our deep bench of respected professionals – with detailed understanding and knowledge of needs, products and services specific to your industry.

Nationally and locally, we specialize in the following and more:

Commercial Real Estate (owner and developers)
Wholesale Distributors
Auto Dealerships
Government Contractors
Trade Associations

Personal Risk Management

All families deserve to be secure in their homes. We specialize in designing plans that manage the distinct risks of individuals and families. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes from protecting your family, property, valuables and future.

Homeowners coverage – including high valued and coastal homes
Fine arts and valuables collections
Automobiles including classic & antique automobiles
Umbrella liability insurance
Federal Flood Insurance (NFIP)

Proven partnerships.

We bring something invaluable to our relationship with you: the strength of long-standing alliances with carriers who rank among the most respected names in the world.

Carriers we represent:

ACE Allied Builders Chubb CNA FCCI FM Global GNY Guard Hanover Hartford Liberty Philadelphia Progressive Travelers

Contact us.

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