NEWTOWN BOROUGH — The Newtown Business Association welcomed Haines Insurance to
town on Saturday with an official ribbon cutting.
Using a giant pair of scissors, agency owner Julie Haines cut the ribbon on her new business located at 118 North State Street next to the historic Newtown Theatre.
Joining Haines at the ribbon cutting were State Sen. Steve Santarsiero, State Rep. Perry Warren, Mayor John Burke, NBA President Dave Marcolla and NBA board members Denise Alexander, Andy Rich and Matt Peters, among others.
“We’re here to celebrate,” said Marcolla. “We’re very excited for Julie and her new location. And she’s very excited that her big day is here. We’re happy to have her as a part of the community and as part of our organization.”
“It’s great to see another business opening in Newtown Borough,” added Santarsiero. “I’m also happy that in Harrisburg we just passed the tax code that’s cutting the corporate net income tax, which will benefit our small businesses. So we hope to see more of this in our community in the future.”
Mayor John Burke welcomed Haines and her business to the borough. “Independent businesses are what makes this country and our community so great,” he said. “It’s about that courage and strength and mindset that says, ‘I’m going to own my own business and build it up from scratch.’
It’s a great thing and this is a great place to locate a business.”
“What a great location for a professional services business,” added Warren. “It’s easily accessible, it has an extremely friendly staff and it’s a place people will feel comfortable coming to to address their insurance needs.”
Haines, a Levittown native who graduated from Truman High School, worked in the industry for 27 years before opening her own agency in Croydon in 2020.
“My sister and I happened to be going to the Newtown Theatre one day and my sister said I should look into opening an office in Newtown,” said Haines.
So in April of this year, two years after opening her first location in Croydon, she branched out into the Newtown area with an office at 118 North State.
“I’m as honest as you can be. You’ll love me because I am down to earth. I will educate you. And I have built up a following since 1996,” said Haines. “I’m all about the customer whether they need five minutes of my time or two hours.”
The Haines agency specializes in policies for automobiles, homeowners, renters, condos, commercial, motorboats, RVs and Travel Trailers. She also writes for 24 different carriers.
“When was the last time you reviewed your policy?” asked Haines. “Do you even know what type of policy or coverages you have? Are you over insured? Are you underinsured? Has anyone ever really gone over this with you to even know what you have?
“I listen to what the needs are of my clients and I try to accommodate,” said Haines. “I’m not your typical insurance agent. I’m all about the customer,” she says.
“Any insurance agent can run your rates but I like to stand out, take the time to educate my client so you have a better understanding of what coverages you have and what your needs are for you and your family god forbid you ever need it – you won’t be blindsided. You will be one step ahead,” said Haines.
“I want to be your advocate,” said Haines, “so you know exactly what you have and that you are insured with an A-rated carrier or better and also that you have a voice with a face, someone you can trust and someone who will assist you when the time is needed.”
Office hours at Haines Insurance are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. Call 267-812-5811 or e-mail: [email protected]