The Henry Dunn Insurance Agency was founded by Henry E. Dunn in 1933 following his graduation from Penn State University. Shortly after graduating, Henry began working in the insurance industry. However, with the onslaught of World War II, business was interrupted and Henry was called to war, where he volunteered and served in General Patton’s Third Army. Henry returned home decorated with the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his heroic service. From then on, Henry built a highly-respected social, economic, and business reputation which excelled at providing invaluable service to the community and clients.
In 1970, long-time business partner, Gerard Corbett, was elected President. During his leadership, Gerard led the agency through substantial growth while acquiring the Rockwell Agency and the Ralph Park Agency. Thereafter, Henry Dunn Real Estate division began.
In 1972, after graduating from Bethel College, Henry C. Dunn joined the agency as a licensed producer. He then earned his Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriting (CPCU) designation. Henry served as Vice-President and Treasurer; then, when Gerard retired in 1989, he became President. Henry has emulated his father’s legacy and makes the community and clients a top priority. Henry serves on several community Boards, including: Congressman Tom Marino’s Financial Advisory Board; Chairman of Martha Lloyd Community Services Board; Central Bradford County Economic Development Board; Northern Tier Counseling Board; Bradford County Regional Arts Council as President and past Treasurer/Finance Chairman; and Guthrie Finance and Investment Committee.
Throughout the 1980’s, the acquisition of the Howard Kerr Agency and the Geraldine Montgomery Agency initiated nearly three decades of growth and expansion for Henry Dunn Insurance. The agency further prospered with the purchase of Ransom Insurance in Towanda, Pennsylvania, and ERA Action Realty & Ransom Insurance in Waverly, New York. This growth continued well into the 1990’s when Henry Dunn, Inc., acquired the Mallalieu-Golder Agency. As a result, branch offices were opened in Williamsport, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2013, Henry Dunn, Inc. added an office in Elmira, New York.
In 1993, after graduating from USF&G’s School of Insurance, Henry E. Dunn, II (Hank) joined the agency as a licensed producer. Hank furthered his education through successful completion at the Dale Carnegie School. He then served as Vice- President and Secretary. When his father, Henry C. Dunn, became Chairman in 2010, Hank became President of the agency. Hank has mirrored the philanthropic ways of his father and grandfather, serving on numerous boards, such as, Memorial Hospital, Northern Tier Counseling, and Bradford County Regional Arts Council. He is also active in the following community activities: Valley Youth Soccer, Towanda Area Youth Soccer, Lady Knights Travel Basketball Team, and the Towanda Area School District Education Foundation.
Bryant Dunn joined the team in 2007. Following in his grandfathers footsteps, Bryant graduated from Penn State University, earning a degree in Labor & Industrial Relations with a Business Minor. After becoming licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance, Bryant then advanced his industry knowledge and earned accreditation from the Insurance Institute of America as an Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI). In 2009, Bryant was promoted to Chief Operating Officer.
During the last three decades, Henry Dunn Real Estate has enjoyed similar growth in both Residential & Commercial Property sales/rentals/leases. In 1995, Sarah Dunn joined the team. Sarah owned her own Real Estate business before joining Henry Dunn, Inc. Sarah is a Broker Associate, GRI; and is active in the local Board of Realtors. Her staging business, ‘Real Estate Staging by Sarah,’ will add value to any property listed with her. Sarah is Vice-President of the Real Estate Division, based out of the Sayre Branch office.
Henry Dunn Insurance has expanded its Employee Benefits Department and has become a valued broker for businesses navigating through the complex waters of Healthcare Reform and Employee Benefits coverage. Having gained access to all lines of insurance through hundreds of companies, Henry Dunn Insurance has been elevated to preferred status with many companies. Since Henry E. Dunn laid the cornerstone in 1933, the Dunn family has played, and continues to play, an integral role in leadership within the community, and in the insurance and real estate industry.