About Us

Quinton Insurance opened its doors for the first time in May 1996 as a scratch insurance agency – which basically means we had no clients. Quinton Insurance was founded by myself, Gordon Quinton, an ex-tennis professional who had to retire early due to a career-ending knee injury. I found my way to the insurance industry like most – by accident.

I remember my first day like it was yesterday in my 100-square foot office in Greece, N.Y. I had this tiny office and these huge filing cabinets and I remember asking myself, “How am I ever going to find enough clients to fill these things?” When I started there was no Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. There was just the old-fashioned phone book. I would wake up every morning, open the phone book and start calling business owners for eight hours a day asking them if I could save them money on their business insurance. At night, I would go home and have dinner with my family and then I would start again, this time calling homeowners to ask them if they wanted a quote on their car and home insurance. I did this religiously for the first three years. People ask me all the time, “How did you discipline yourself to make all those calls every day?” It was very simple, my tennis career was over, and I had to support my family.

Today Quinton Insurance and its dedicated staff are proud to protect more than 7,000 businesses and families, and we have grown into one of the largest insurance agencies one client at a time.

I have finally filled up that filing cabinet and a few more along the way. However, nothing has changed in the way we do business here at Quinton Insurance. Our mission is simple: “To provide our clients with the best possible protection at the lowest possible cost” and that will be our mission for the next 100 years.

I feel very blessed that every day I get to go to work and help protect businesses and families and save them money. It doesn’t get any better than that.

For your free, no-obligation quote for your car, home or business insurance give us a call anytime at 800-454-1970.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in Rochester, New York, 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. Quinton Insurance 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, car insurance, home insurance or business owner policy — 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, whether it’s for your home, your car or your business, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, it’s up to you to make the final choice.