About Hare, Chase & Heckman, Inc.:
Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Commercial insurance and Life/Health.
In 1867, shortly after the Civil War ended, R. Emmott Hare entered the insurance industry by opening his own Insurance Agency in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As this business grew a partnership was formed between Mr. Hare and Mr. Randall Chase and the firm of Hare & Chase was established.
Due to causes lost to history, Mr. Chase eventually left the firm to form a new partnership with Rodman R. Heckman, Sr. and the firm of Chase & Heckman came into existence.
Through the years both Hare & Chase and Chase & Heckman continued as independent organizations representing quality Insurance Companies while providing outstanding service to their respective customers. The firms were friendly competitors with the principals of each firm having a strong professional respect for each other.
As time passed, the principals of Hare & Chase and Chase & Heckman realized that a higher level of customer service could be achieved if the two firms were to merge. Accordingly, in the year 2000 a merger took place and the firm of Hare, Chase & Heckman, Inc. was established with the business being located in Malvern, PA.
At this time Hare, Chase & Heckman, Inc. maintains Agency as well as Brokerage agreements with many of the finest insurance companies that exist.
Our client base, while centered in the surrounding tri-state area, includes businesses from coast to coast and border to border. To serve the needs of these diverse customers, we have separate Commercial Lines and Personal Lines departments which are interlinked through our state-of-the-art computer system.
We are proud to be one of the oldest, privately owned Independent Insurance Agencies and we continue to do business the old fashioned way – with
Consideration, Integrity and Honesty.
Meet the Team
Our experienced professional staff has the knowledge, expertise, and personality to satisfy our valued clients.
Meet some of the Hare, Chase & Heckman family:
Tricia M. McKenna-Cichon, CIC ~ Tricia@harechaseandheckman.com
Tricia started with the agency in 1992 and worked in various departments for the first 10 years of her career. Tricia moved onto brokering national accounts and developing additional insurance knowledge that she was able to bring back to our local customers. Tricia has come back to the agency to further develop her book of business which includes her passion of the equestrian sport. This book includes working on equine liability, equine farms, non-profit’s (equine or other) and commercial accounts by focusing on ensuring clients and prospective clients are adequately informed to make decisions regarding their insurance needs. Most recently, Tricia assumed ownership and the role of President of Hare Chase and Heckman from Tom Heckman who will be spending more time traveling and enjoying his antique cars.
More details on the agencies equestrian program can be found at: http://www.harechaseandheckman.com/equine-ins/
Thomas S. Heckman, CPCU ~ Tom@harechaseandheckman.com
Tom started at Chase & Heckman on August 1, 1973 fresh out of the Hartford Insurance Company’s training school. Tom’s father, Rodman R. Heckman, Jr. put him to work running the “claims desk” as that was the best way to learn the business to know what was covered and what wasn’t. As time passed Tom enrolled in the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter program and was awarded the CPCU designation on September 12, 1983 – the highest designation in the Property and Casualty field.
Shortly thereafter Tom’s father retied followed by his uncle – Paul A. Lineburger, Jr – leaving Tom to carry on the business.
In 2000 the firms of Hare & Chase, Inc. and Chase & Heckman, Inc. merged to form Hare, Chase & Heckman, Inc.
Tom is an Antique and Classic car enthusiast and has been able to combine his love of automobiles with his insurance background to offer Antique, Classic and Collector car insurance programs to our customers. More details can be found at our AUTO INSURANCE page.
Mary Zeh, Personal Lines CSR ~ Mary@harechaseandheckman.com
Mary joined Hare, Chase & Heckman in the personal lines as an account manager in 2013. She started her career in the insurance industry in 1987, working for many years at the Grigson Agency in Downingtown. To her, insurance is about relationships and trust, both with our customers and with the companies we represent. Her goal is to make sure our customers are getting the best coverage, not just the lowest price.
Linda Leggett, Personal Lines CSR ~ Linda@harechaseandheckman.com
Linda joined Hare, Chase & Heckman as an account manager in September of 2000. Linda loves to walk our customers through “the maze of insurance” from their first automobile and apartment policies to their families, homes and businesses. “We know our clients and they know us”.
Ashley A. Cichon – Clerical – Equestrian Insurance Assistant
Ashley joined Hare, Chase and Heckman the Summer of 2017 and works part time to help with renewal paperwork for our equestrian program book of business. Ashley is an equestrian with knowledge of the sports disciplines and horses in general. Her knowledge as been a huge asset to our Horse/Pony Mortality and Major Medical program.
At Hare, Chase & Heckman, Inc. our team approach is to analyze your insurance requirements from the viewpoint of Risk Management, to Eliminate Gaps in your coverage, and to provide you with the Best Value possible. The team is here to help.