About Us

The Gandelman Agency

Representing families and businesses throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania for over 60 years!

The Gandelman Agency was founded by Marvin Gandelman in 1948. Marvin served in WWII as a Bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Force. Upon returning home in 1946 at age 24, he had a huge responsibility to face. His father had passed away when Marvin was 17 leaving behind a wife and 5 children, Marvin and four younger sisters. Though an academic standout in high school and All-American football player, he was not able stay in college due to the economic necessities facing his family. One thing lead to another and Marvin was introduced to the Insurance business which he took to immediately. The experience of losing his father, created a strong desire in him to help others realize the importance of protecting their families in the event of a similar fate.

Marvin was indeed the leader of The Gandelman Agency. He was a gregarious, people loving person. Insurance became his passion. Most of all, he enjoyed counseling people. He became very active with local charitable organizations – giving freely of his time and money.

Over the years we have enjoyed a sterling reputation serving the local communities of Mercer County, New Jersey and Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Marvin passed away in 1998 and ownership of the Agency was transferred to his sons, Perry and Gary, both former practicing attorneys.

We have continued to grow and prosper with the same principles that have always been the foundation of this business; honesty, integrity and dedication to our clients. We have a very skilled and capable staff with numerous years of experience. One staff member has been with us for 56 years having recently celebrated his 81st birthday. We have partnered with some of the finest carriers and have the skills and expertise to compete on all levels.

Our clients typically remain with us for years and we represent many second, third and fourth generation families and businesses – a testament to our real focus on customer service.

We look forward to working with you!

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, 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. The Gandelman Agency 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, 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, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, because it's up to you to make the final choice.