Our Motto: Personal Service with Integrity
Our Legacy: A Commitment to Community and Service
Griffith E. Harris Insurance has been servicing the Greenwich community for over 65 years. Our founder, Griffith E. Harris, Sr. was born in 1921 and grew up in Cos Cob.
Like his father, Samuel Harris, Griff Sr. was an integral part of the Greenwich community. Griff Sr. served the town as First Selectman for three terms from 1956-62. In this role, he led efforts in many significant projects including Senior Housing, Cos Cob Marina, and our Public Golf Course—now named “The Griffith E. Harris Golf Course.”
Following in his father Samuel’s footsteps, Griff Sr. also chose a career in insurance. At the young age of 25, he founded Griffith E. Harris Insurance in 1946, establishing a commitment to community and establishing a philosophy of “Personal Service with Integrity” that endures today.
Presiding over the company today is Griffith E. Harris, Jr. who took over the family business in 1999. Like his father and grandfather who preceded him, Griff Jr. was born and raised in Greenwich and dedicates his life to service and community.
Griff began his career in insurance at The Hartford Insurance Company and the Aetna Insurance Company. He later transitioned to world-renowned national brokerage firms Marsh & McLennan and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., enabling him to gain the extensive brokerage and underwriting experience necessary to expand both the operations and expertise of Griffith E. Harris Insurance Services.
Griff’s CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation, from The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, signifies that he has the highest level of education, knowledge and professionalism in the insurance industry.