For over 60 years, Arthur Chernick Company has provided a full range of insurance and risk management services to individuals and businesses. The agency was founded in 1952 by Arthur Chernick. Arthur served in the US Army during World War II, fighting in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge and rising to the level of Captain at age 28. He later served during the Korean War. Arthur was decorated with numerous medals and honors for his military service, including the Bronze Star Medal as well as the Croix de Guerre from Belgium and a Diplome D’Honneur from the Federation of French War Veterans.
Arthur began selling accident and disability insurance to people working in office buildings in Manhattan. He would take the elevator to the top floor and knock on all of the doors until he reached the ground floor. From that beginning, he built a loyal and prestigious clientele as an agent for The Travelers Insurance Company offering personal, business, life and disability insurance. The agency grew steadily and became agent for other prime insurance companies including Chubb, AIG, The Hartford, Hanover, Progressive and others.
Arthur passed away in 2003. The agency is now owned and operated by his son, Charles (“Chuck”), who joined in 1986 after practicing corporate and securities law for eight years in New York City with major law firms and a Fortune 50 company.